Waste Not…

More fun with things you would probably just throw away for Handmade Monday. Even before it was cool to recycle and reuse I always saved things and did other things with them. No really. I don’t know why, I just always hated to throw things away if they might possibly be useful. Of course, that probably also gets into the realm of pack rattedness. But, we really do just toss things into the trash in far too cavalier a manner. I’m not making a political statement, just a statement of fact. And I’m as guilty as the next person. But I do love to make something from “trash”.

This is another project from that really wonderful paper mache recipe. I decided it would be great to make something without having to buy a form to put it over, so I imagined using throwaway cardboard from packaging. I used a box that I retrieved from the recycling bin. The most difficult part was cutting the hole in the middle, however I did a pretty fair job.

But, it’s boring to sit here and read about that, let’s get on with it. Head to Make it and read how to make your own Little Gold Frame. And don’t forget to check out all of the awesome things everyone is doing for Handmade Monday. It’s such a great and diverse crew of crafters, there’s pretty much something for everyone!Finished Frame

Framed!

Here we are again, it’s Handmade Monday! I intended to put this project up over the weekend, as I had already finished it, but I admit I was glued to the television watching the horrible news out of Japan. And I just couldn’t get myself geared up to get this blog put together. And the news just kept getting worse. Before I go further, please say a prayer (or if you are opposed to that, at least send some good thoughts) for all of the people affected by such an enormous disaster. I can’t even wrap my mind around the size and scope.

So, I’m glad I made something cheerful. A little frame, made from recycled paper. This is part of the paper mache I made previously. Now, follow me over to Make It and let’s take a look at how to make a Pressed Flower Frame.