Monday, March 2, 2015

Crafty Secrets March Linky Party . . .

With Spring right around the corner (YAY!), our theme at Crafty Secrets is
The team is showcasing Gardening/Botanical themed items with an UPCYCLING twist!

Remember, you DO NOT have to follow the theme to join in our challenges ... the only thing you ARE REQUIRED TO DO is use any Crafty Secrets products.  AND ... if you don't have any, just pop on over to our blog ... each month we are sharing something FREE that you can use to join in the challenge fun and have the opportunity to be our BIG WINNER!!!

With that being said, I'd like to share with you my recycling 'GO GREEN' project ...



So what do you think?  
I love being able to reuse stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill somewhere!

By simply decoupaging the baby wipe container with a few of the beautiful design papers available in the Crafty Secrets Digital Garden Papers file, this plain white plastic container becomes a snazzy holder for my 'empty bean can' coordinating containers.  These containers are also usable for starting new planting ... that way you will be ready to put them in the ground once it thaws!  LOL!
I'm sure there are various ways to 'decoupage' but here's how I did it!
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Design Paper
Ribbon, Lace or Upholstery Trim (as I have used).
Hot Glue Gun (to adhere the trim).

Just so you know, I AM a fan and DO recycle everything I can.  I don't understand people who have the availability to recycle and don't take advantage of it!!   Grrrr!  How hard is it!!

Anyways ... off my soapbox ... this was a lot of fun to create and I am really happy with the outcome!  I had NO IDEA what I wanted to do until I started looking through my pile of 'stuff' ... then it hit me! I've added strips of burlap which I had left over from another project as filler.

Please be sure to pop over to see the amazing GO GREEN projects my team mates have created for you today!  AND ... we are thrilled to have Karen Letchworth as our March Guest Designer!
Links to our fabulous TEAM:
Darlene Pavlick (you are here)  
and, this month's Guest Designer Karen Letchworth

Challenges to share in:
Anything But a Card Challenge - Green with Envy (I'm going GREEN in more ways than one)
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - Anything Goes
Great Impressions March Challenge - Go GREEN
Altered Eclectic March Challenge - Anything Goes (no cards)
Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent Challenge - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit March Challenge - Altered Art/Mixed Media (no cards)

Now it’s your turn! Create a NEW project featuring any Crafty Secrets goodies and link it up on the Crafty Secrets BLOG by Sunday, March 15th at midnight PT. 
 One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a lovely prize package from Crafty Secrets valued at more than $25 ... pop over to the blog to see what YOU could win!

Thanks for playing along! 
We can’t wait to see what you bring to the party!
 As always . . .

Other:  Crafty Secrets Spring Cut-Out Kids, Mod Podge, sponge brush, hot glue gun, upholstery trim, Fiskars swivel craft knife (for fussy cutting), strips of burlap, silk daisy stems

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