I sat down today to recycle some more of my trash. I took a plastic bottle that once held nuts and turned it into this lovely canister to hold teabags.
This is what I started with.
I’m not a tea drinker but I do have teabags around and I thought they could use a lovely home. I like to use the teabags for myTea for Two Packets and for company.
I used the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil for the background. I thought it was neat how I was able to use the Vintage Label stamp set inside the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. For a little variety I decided to use our Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brads to attach the Hardware to the Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.
I took the plain, bland plastic lid and dressed it up to fit the occasion. This pretty bottle needed a pretty lid to make it extra noticeable.
I fashioned this flower much like I made the rose with the Stampin’ Up! Ornament Punch, however, this time I used a circle punch for each petal. The middle of the flower is a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Botton. The larger corduroy button is just the right size for the flower.
What do you think? Isn’t it fun to turn trash into treasure? I love it! Reminds me so much of when I was little. One of my friends and I used to take old egg cartons and any little bits of craft supplies that we could find and make little “crafts” to sell. I’m so glad our moms were willing to buy from us, I don’t think anyone else every did! Hopefully the treasures I make these days are a little better than they were back then!