Friday, March 9, 2012

Upcycle

This is one of my new favorite words.  I have always been a bit of and "upcycler".  Some might have termed me as a bit of a hoarder.

Just a wee bit.

I get it from my grandmothers.  One was a true hoarder of rubber bands, plastic bags, etc.  My other is so thrifty and can stretch a dollar a country mile.

I inherited their genes that got activated during the depression.

It is an obsession for me to save things that I "might" be able to use later.  Since I was a kid I have been doing that.

Now, thanks to all those DIY blogs, I have more ideas than I know what to do with.
 Here are a couple of upcycles from boxes that I put together for Valentines.

 This box was hideous.  Seriously, who picks the colors and what not that goes on chocolate candy boxes.  I could see this in bright spring colors.  And, of course, not gold ric rac.
 I have fallen in love with ric rac.  Found a great deal on Pick Your Plum.
She has a new deal every day and sometimes it is something I will use.  40 yards of 4 different colors of ric rac.  So many uses.
 This was a card box.
 Perfect for one dozen chocolate covered strawberries.

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Robin, those boxes are DARLING! Those chocolate covered strawberries don't look too bad, either...

Will and Marcie Davis said...

Seriously....you AMAZE me!!! WOW!!! If only I would put my "up cycling" (as you so wonderfully put it) to such GOOD use! Love it! :)