Today we are going to show you how to be environment friendly when crafting. Aideen from the DT has a fantastic tutorial to create a recycled packaging mini album.
“As I have said before I keep EVERYTHING, so of course this includes packaging from crafty items I have used.”
What you will need:
- Packaging from your crafty goodies!
- Papers-I used Bo Bunny Forever Fall for my Autumnal theme.
- Embellishments-I used prima flowers and bling & stickers/rub-ons from my stash.
Here is some of the packaging I had stashed away
I decided for this album I would used these cute Prima packets.
First I cut off the hanger end of the pieces just to get rid of the writing and hangers but you could leave them on and use them for your binding but I felt they were a bit weak.
Next, I picked out the papers I wanted to use, these papers by Bo Bunny are called Forever Fall-they are so pretty!
I assembled my pages together and created a wrap around closure using the longer and shorter piece of prima packaging I had. I added eyelets to each page and put them all together with a Tim Holtz D-Ring. For the closure-I also added this cute bronze clippy embellishment it is also by Prima and is designed by Marion Smith.
Then embellish up your little album-I used prima flowers, bling and resin pieces and also these lovely autumn leaves stickers my dad got me in New York!
I made this little charm dangle for the side-it is a Tim Holtz swivel clasp, some leaf charms from craftyqueens kits, a Tim Holtz token and a matching bead.
The paper colours are so vibrant and they work really nice with the packaging background!
I also cut some acetate packaging to make two little pages inside the album-I added 7gypsies rub-ons to them.
Here are the inside pages-this was a fun & quick album to make, save your packaging!!
We hope you like this fantastic recycling tutorial from Aideen.
Crafting Ireland Team