Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 5: Old News is New News.

Today is my last day of my Earth Week project posts. Wow.. I can't believe it's Friday already! And I'm sorry this post is a little late today. It's a pretty busy day around here. I've only got one project to show you today.. and it's a simple one. My wonderful dad always saves the local newspaper for me from our hometown so that every time I visit, I can catch up on everything that has happened. There's always a huge stack, and I never have the time to read them all during our visit. Sooo they end up coming home with me. I'm not complaining.. I love it actually! But I've always got lots of newspaper left over and nothing to do with it but throw it away. I like the look of newspaper though. So, I started using it to cover things and make embellishments with.

This is a frame I did with some newspaper and Modge Podge. Oh man! I LOVEEEE that stuff. In the past, I've also covered chipboard pieces and used them on my layouts. To take your recycling a step further, cut out your shapes from old cereal boxes AND then cover them with newspaper.

Well, I hope I've inspired some of you to think a little greener. It's always fun to use what you have around you to make something useful and beautiful. Embrace the challenge!

And don't forget the giveaway!!! I'm drawing for the winner tomorrow, so keep a look out!


anazelia said...

fabulous frame. love the newspaper.

Jackie said...

I love Modge podge too :) Great frame.

Tracy said...

This is one cute frame.

kellystar said...

Very cute frame. I need to start using newspaper. I use cereal boxes all of the time. They are great to cover with paper and use as covers for mini-books too.