Upcycle Week: Give Matchboxes and Egg Cartons New Life with these Great Ideas
Today we have a special blog post for you. We are celebrating our fearless leader, the director of operations, and my very favorite sister's birthday. Happy birthday Aimee! We will also be sharing two fantastic projects. Think twice before throwing away a matchbox or egg carton. You can turn garbage into a stunning gift that would make anyone smile! In this post, Joanne Bain shows us the possibilities of upcycling a matchbox, using our Nature Sketchbook collection! Following Joanne, we have Lena Astafeva's gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe egg carton. Both projects would make excellent gifts or great storage for your desk or craft space. Join in the fun and share your birthday greetings and repurpose ideas in the comments.
"Happy, happy birthday Aimee, you are one of the hardest working, smartest, loving women I know. Thank you for always sharing your light and showing me the way. I love you." ~Charee
"Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Aimee!
I’m so grateful to be your Mother. You’ve got the brains, confidence and courage to do whatever you set your mind to (and have since you were a toddler). You bring fun and laughter to our family and to Graphic 45. May the next year of your life’s journey be filled with joy and adventure!
I love you Meemers!" ~Mom aka Diane Schultz
This week we are giving out a $40+ prize package that includes an Off to the Races 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns and Solids pad, Decorative Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, ATC Black Book Box, and Shabby Chic Drawer Pulls. Wow! To enter to win, just leave a comment here on our blog and/or Facebook page. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday, April 21st, 2017.
Upcycled Matchbox by Joanne Bain
"For my Earth Day project I decided to upcycle a large matchbox which would normally end up in the bin and turn it into a small gift box. It would be a perfect place for some yummy sweets or maybe a gift card for that special family member or friend." ~Joanne Bain
Bee Yourself. Use our Metal Label Holder to make sentiments pop.
Both twine and string add nice finishing touches on projects.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Nature's Sketchbook Collection
Season Splendor 12x12 Patterned Paper
Mother Earth 12x12 Patterned Paper
Verdant Woodlands 12x12 Patterned Paper
Nature’s Sketchbook 12x12 Patterned Paper
Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Upcycled Egg Box by Lena Astafeva
"There are so many things always left, which we don’t need anymore. We should look back, think over and turn an old thing into a new one." ~Lena Astafeva
Tip: Egg cartons make excellent embellishment storage containers.
Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Rolls are the perfect weight to add this added ruffle detail.
Layered fussy cuts are a great addition to any project.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
That wraps it up for today! Thank you, Joanne and Lena, for two gorgeous examples of upcycling, a step by step tutorial, and a whirlwind of creativity. Be sure to share in the comments what you repurpose at home. We love learning new crafting ideas and techniques! Have fun creating and have a cupcake in Aimee's honor today.
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