Friday, March 16, 2012

String & Button

Recycled Envelopes
Closure detail
I spent yesterday afternoon recycling some more of my discarded prints
into small envelopes with string & button closures.
I used a few pretty blue eyelets I had bought last summer
when I visited my sweet friend Margie in Toronto.
I bought the little craft hammer, the eyelet setting tool & tiny hole punch
at the same craft supply chain (Michaels).
More recycling I've done with my discarded prints here, here & here.

38 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous Yna said...

That is just a wonderful idea. Looks very pretty.

3/16/2012 9:26 AM  
Blogger The Art of Michelle said...

What do you use those envelopes for, I wonder? They are gorgeous!

3/16/2012 10:40 AM  
Blogger rachael said...

such an adorable idea! your prints have found a beautiful new life :)

3/16/2012 10:42 AM  
Blogger moonsword said...

Brilliant recycling project, especially to do with the kids. Many thanks for sharing it...just beautiful! Cheers!

3/16/2012 12:04 PM  
Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

These really should be marketed

Have a great weekend with the family and safe travels.

3/16/2012 12:46 PM  
Blogger beth hemmila of hint jewelry said...

So clever - I love them! Thanks for sharing the inspiration for how to make the most of leftovers :) xoxo Beth

3/16/2012 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Clever girl. I so enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing.

3/16/2012 2:08 PM  
Blogger se7en said...

Oh sweet love!!! Really everything you do is amazing!!!

3/16/2012 2:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

WOW!! These are SO CUTE. You are one talented lady :)

3/16/2012 3:22 PM  
Blogger Els said...

Wow, I wouldn't have discarded those prints .... ;-)
Love the closures ! (have them on my old "Karisma" colour pencil box !)

3/16/2012 3:43 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

How wonderful these are! Waste not, want not!

3/16/2012 6:51 PM  
Blogger Leny said...

Thanks for sharing this idea ☺

3/16/2012 7:03 PM  
Blogger Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing xx

3/16/2012 8:53 PM  
Blogger Art Explorer said...

You have some lovely interesting ideas here. I particularly like how some thing that was originally flat becomes 3 dimensional. You have inspired me to have a go at recycling some of my watercolours!

3/17/2012 4:57 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

your way of recycling is the bestest

3/17/2012 5:49 AM  
Blogger Almu said...

Es una idea genial! Gracias por compartirla aquí. Por cierto, tienes la plantilla para hacer los sobres? Me encantaría hacerlos con mis dibujos también. Un abrazo!

3/17/2012 6:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

That is such a great idea, I love it! So pretty.

3/17/2012 6:52 AM  
Blogger PassionForColors said...

As always.. a brilliant idea :)

3/17/2012 7:10 AM  
Blogger bethania said...

Geninne, how about making a giveway of those gems? Please. And radomly take my name out of the hat...
Great, lovely, beautiful, and everything else, as usual.

3/17/2012 8:54 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Roth Sisson said...

Leave it to you to take a simple utilitarian object the would usually get shoved in a drawer into something one would want to display because it's beautiful.

3/17/2012 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Rendell said...

I love how you create something everyday and that you share your creativity with us.

3/17/2012 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Rendell said...

I love how you create something everyday and that you share your creativity with us.

3/17/2012 10:43 AM  
Blogger Maren said...

very clever and pretty, good job!

3/17/2012 1:51 PM  
Blogger Ale said...


No dejas de sorprenderme!!

3/17/2012 2:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah Knight said...

Very cool : )

3/17/2012 6:18 PM  
Blogger Hélène said...

So Pretty! I like them!
Have a nice day!

3/18/2012 3:19 AM  
Blogger PrairieGarden-Liane said...

fantastic idea!
they're lovely.

3/18/2012 8:17 AM  
Blogger Caffeine Girl said...

Those are your discards?! They are beautiful. What a great way to use them -- even though I'd frame them.

3/19/2012 4:19 AM  
Blogger Shandell's said...

Fabulous, I have a large draw with great old prints that now have a new life. Thanks.

3/21/2012 4:02 AM  
Anonymous Daniella ( said...

YOU CREATE SUCH BEAUTY!!! Today is March 30th and I've just been scrolling.....scrolling.... my eyes drinking in all this lovely beauty. THANK YOU for this blog, it inspires and soothes and rejuvenates. I love just looking at all of your creative creations!!! I've not done art in so long, and I'm in the busy season of toddlerhood and expecting another, but today after viewing your blog I've decided it's ESSENTIAL for me and my 2 yr old to just get out the colors, all the beauty colors, and just MAKE SOMETHING! (I usually just help her, but today I'm going to make something of my own!).
Your style is so unique, I just love it. I hope to one day find my own 'art voice' down the road, but for now I will just keep learning and creating!!!

3/30/2012 12:14 PM  
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A piece of art!

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