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Sunday, 22 April 2012

In honour of Earth Day 2012 Recycle Repurpose Re Use

I am one of life's natural recyclers, it makes me happy!

I  have always loved recycling and there tends to be some form of repurposing in each of my projects.  In honour of Earth Day 2012, this is a photo of a few of the bottles and glasses that I have painted. The small one holds nightlights. The bottles were painted to hold dinner candles. The gold, silver and bronze are actually outliners and the black is glass paint. I am proud of the paper flowers - more makes with the Tim Holtz original Grunge Flower Die that I bought so recently.
I once taught a week long craft course called 'Funk it Don't Junk It' using mainly things out of the recycling, coupled with a lot of PVA and Acrylic Paint.  NEVER be put off by what you do not own when crafting... think about what you do have and be happy. It is so easy to want the latest thing, but it is also a lovely feeling to make use of what you have... Look after our planet... it's where we all keep our stuff!

9 comments:

Fliss said...

These all look gorgeous Anna. Your painting is fabulous and the paper flowers look beautiful too.
A fellow fan of recycling here too.
Fliss xx

Sue said...

Fab. U. Lous! Love all of the textures on your bottles.

Shar said...

These are so pretty!

Carol said...

Your decorated bottels look fabulous well done Anna for recycling.

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous!!! Please send to Frilly & Funkie!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, so wonderful.

Virginia said...

These bottles are lovely! what a wonderful recycling idea!

Emma said...

Ooo, these are fantastic...beautiful work and stunning bottles!
Emma x

Maria said...

Anna, these are amazing! You did a beautiful job ... I love seeing you alter all these glass and tin projects!