Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easy Peasy Recycling!

Of late I have been feeling it in my fingers and in my toes. My cousin suggests it could be just a symptom of motherhood and subsequent domestication. But whatever it is, I have been feeling like I want to craft. Not just a paper boat or an origami flower. More. Much more. With the Internet, Google, Blogs, Facebook and Pinterest and of course the fantastic super creative people who are willing to share their creative ideas, fabulous pictures and easy to follow instructions  on the social media, why not!

My heart misses a beat every time I read the letters DIY attached to a beautifully taken picture. It makes me feel confident. Like I can do it. Make it. Create it. Something beautiful. Not necessarily useful. But beautiful. 

And good ideas are contagious. So what if its not your idea? Use it, abuse it, improvise on it. As long as you give credit where credit is due. 

Here is a simple example of how to transform something as mundane as an ice cream tub into some very clever storage. We can all do some recycling and show mother nature some love.

What you need:
-ice cream tub
-leftover wrapper or any pretty paper. I have gorgeous poppies on a pastel pink background

How to make it happen:
- Cut the pretty paper to fit the tub. Circle for the lid and a rectangle for the container. It does not have to be perfect. But wrap the paper around the container to get an idea.
-Apply glue on the surface of your tub and stick  the pretty paper on (I used Fevicol)
- Wait for it to dry 
- You could brush a coat of Glue on top of the wrapping paper to form a coating (like in Decoupage)
- Some more waiting....

Tada! Your recycled dubba!

I left the blue rim on a for a pop of contrast. And I like how it turned out. :)


  1. Wow you are into art and craft nowadays. Impressive. I loved the floral dabba. It looks soooo pretty! Neat trick and I am sure mom would love this idea as well. Reading other posts now :)

  2. Heh Heh ya @Dhanya.. I obsess over it. Not sure whether to make this a craft blog or a personal blog though... :D