If you’re someone who has been following my posts for a while, you may remember how keen I am on being able to recycle stuff – especially packaging. And then, in my last post, I told you how I spoiled myself a little and purchased a host of paints, pastels, crayons, pencils, charcoals and pens for my budding artistic endeavours…….
They arrived in two identical sturdy boxes like this:
The boxes have substance, being made of corrugated card laid between the two outer sheets of cardboard and measure 305 x 165 mm. Which, to my way of thinking, is a size that just has to be useful.
So, yesterday afternoon I said to Orlando, ‘Come, let the ‘repurposing’ begin!’ and off we went to the play room. I got out the silver ultra-sticky plumbers tape that I picked up on a visit to the local DIY store years ago and which is an ever-so-handy member of my adhesives drawer, a pair of scissors and the tacky glue. I rummaged through the paper stash and found the left overs from the ‘Le Tres Chic’ 30 x 30 papers from DCWV. The size of these sheets was pretty spot on, so even though the colours don’t exactly sing to me I figured this is a trial run to see what I can do, so let’s use ’em!
And this is what I did:
I ran the plumbers tape all around the edges and along the creases where the box folded over into its top. This was for extra strength, protection and because I didn’t want to try wrapping paper around a slightly wonky edged cardboard box.
I cut the paper just short of the box edges and adhered it with the tacky glue.
I did the inside too:
Voila! A new home for my art journals, sketch book and note books
And here they are, proud as punch, sitting in the morning sun on Orlando’s table.
All up it took me about 40 minutes to make, so I shall probably put the other one together this evening.
Recycling and repurposing is very satisfying!
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