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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Going Green Napkin Rings

"Am I a Scrap Addict" has Gone Green!

For the month of August, Deanne will be sharing ideas and projects for recycling everyday trash into fun craft projects.
She has invited us to join her in the Challenge of Going Green !
So be sure to stop by and say hello.

While you are there, why not pick out one of the challenges ...and get yourself started towards crafting your trash.

My effort at crafting my trash this week resulted into napkin rings, using a cardboard insert from an empty paper towel roll.

Scraps of felt , embroidery thread, ribbon,and buttons brought these four different napkin rings together, held fast by some tacky glue.

Cut across the paper towel insert at the 1 1/4 inches mark.

Cut your ribbon or felt to size and tacky glue onto the insert both inside and out.

If you will be Inking your edges... do so before applying felt or otherwise finish off your edges with your favorite border stitch.

Add your favorite embellishments giving it your own personal touches .

A few other ideas you can craft using an empty Paper towel holder.

Pen Holder

Snowflakes

Napkin Rings

Hurricane Cover

Candle Storage

One less Paper towel roll into the landfill or waterway...every little bit helps : ) !

2 comments:

Deanne Burton said...

Jean, what an awesome idea!!! Lovely napkin rings!!!

Ali said...

JUst beautiful, Jean!! I especially love that 1st one- WOWZA!