Category: Reuse

Patriotic Napkin Rings

These red, white and blue napkin rings can be used for a place setting or displayed on the buffet table. They are created from paper towel rolls covered with ribbon and star buttons. This is the perfect way to dress up a table for the Fourth of July without spending… Read more

Decorative Pail

Accent your home with this stylish flower pail created from repurposed and recycle items found around the house. This design has dimension and elegance that could not be achieved from using new items. This decorated pail can be used hold flowers, hold small items, and it can even double as… Read more

Snack Cup Easter Basket

Snack cups can be transformed into mini Easter baskets. These cute little containers would dress up Easter table or make great party favors. To make the handle, poke two holes in the cup and feed wired chenille through the holes. Cut a flower shape out of decorative cardstock and glue… Read more

Reused Fruit Baskets

Decorated plastic fruit baskets make a great Easter gift. The clear box makes it easy to see the candy nestled inside. Use pieces of ribbon, fabric flowers and paper shred to turn something usually tossed into the recycle bin into a cute a treat box.… Read more

Pillow Boxes

Reused paper towel or wrapping paper tubes can be used to make pillow boxes accented with household items. Small items or candy can be placed in these adorable and easy to make treasures. I made the boxes shown above for a holiday charity event at a New York design house… Read more

Reused Items Gift Wrap

This is my newest project I created for Scotch Brand for their website. A fun spring gift wrap design can be made with items found around the house. I cut the flowers from pieces of reused greeting cards — they have such beautiful designs it seems a shame to not… Read more

Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Before you toss your magazines into the recycled bin, cut out thoughtful words to create a custom message attached to your gift wrap. Hand torn strips of paper create an artistic touch to the gift. Strips of paper are cut to make a paper ribbon strip and bow. I glued… Read more