Thursday, 8 September 2011

paper and glue

It is true, I am a terrible hoarder. I keep so much stuff that I should just recycle or give away. 


Yet there is potential in just about everything. I recently came across a stash of old catalogues, the Boden and Cath Kidston ones have delicious prints in them. 


Armed with some plain white card, a ruler, a glue stick, scissors, odd scraps of ribbon and a rainy afternoon I reduced my pile of catalogues and gained some very handy gift tags. 



I love how they turned out.


Why not have a go? I have plans for some old maps, magazines, old dictionaries.... oh the possibilities, let me know if you make some, I'd love to see them.


More creative spaces over here.

15 comments:

  1. ooo ooo love these!! We really should have a craft session together you know...

    Ps, present on it's way

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  2. A great idea! Very pretty :)

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  3. That's such a good idea! How many times can I copy you before you get sick of me??! x

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  4. wow, I love these. Great idea and they look fab x

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  5. Ooh - these are brilliant! So colourful and stylish - I think they'll look especially good with plain wrapping paper in bright colours. Lovely, lovely!
    x

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  6. What a fantastic idea! I have the same catalogues piling up in a corner, knowing I couldn't throw them out because they might come in handy for something. Why is it that it's always someone else that comes up with the great ideas*sigh*?

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  7. Wow, those are beautiful! What a clever idea and so wonderfully executed!

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  8. So lovely Colette, what a wonderful eye you have in seeing gorgeous pattern and design in simple everyday things. Now to get out that pile of catalogues :)xx

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  9. What a fantastic idea!! Wishing I had a pile of catalogues or magazines to cut up!

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  10. Hello from Limar's blog

    I admire your creativity and the way you rescue items and give them a new life...I too see potential in so many things!

    Lovely blog!
    oxo

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  11. Ooh! I now have the "wanties" very badly - yours look amazing!!! I must MAKE time to make some of these. I have a pretty cool looking DJ's catalog that might be just the thing. :)
    Thank you!

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  12. They look great. Love those sneakers! x

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  13. What a fabulous idea! Now the problem is - they look almost too good to use .... Kellie xx

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