Monday, March 16, 2009

Ode To Recycling



Well....not so much an ode....but a bit of  a collage of sorts. I was looking around the other day at my sad little shopping bag, and I thought, "Why can't recycling and saving the environment look gorgeous. So I did something about it. 1. I took a little shopping bag that I bought at Staples. I painted some of it yellow. Nothing uniform just splattered it all over the bag. Why yellow.....because that is what I had....remember....I'm recycling and reusing here. I didn't worry that the company's logo wasn't totally covered, because I was about to take care of that.
2. I had some G45 Fashionista paper that I had left over from projects. I also made a banner with my name on the computer. I inked them to death with vintage photo. I coated them with mod podge and just placed them all over the bag. Then gave it a nice coating of mod podge paying attention to the ends. If some of the corners pop up, I don't worry about it.
3. When everything dries, I used my big bite to add flowers and some brads. I will probably add some more buttons and bling....but I can't find my needle and I have to go to the store to get it. I looked around at any of the corners...If some are sticking up, just put a button or a flower on top of it.

I think it is cute little bag and so easy to make. Plus....I didn't buy a thing.

12 comments:

gabs aka evitangel said...

oh WOW girl, that's amazing! I love it

Mousey said...

Ooohh that is so totally cool!! I want one now LOL
I wonder if I've got any spare canvas shop bags lying around... I know I have some *somewhere* ;o)

Karva said...

Brook Greetings from Sunny Ireland - HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY. I know your still trying to get over the shock of sun and Ireland in the one sentence :) LOL
Love the bag, it's fab, off to the parade, loads of pics to show you later.
xxxxx
Karva

Melissa said...

What a great idea, love the combination of images you used.

LisaMarie said...

Brook that is adorable girl! I love it!!

Christina said...

Very cute!I love the old fashioned look for a modern idea of being "green". Now if you can just remember to bring it shopping with you!

Christina

Sandie said...

Hi Brook!!!

Love the bag, very clever indeed :) Had a wonderful Paddy's Day, thanks!

missy j said...

Great use of scraps! Beautiful!
missy

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

Absolutely A-Mazing! I am impressed (and a bit jealous) of how beautifully it turned out! Love it! hm...you should work on reuse, recycle, and retail ;) you could make money with those little beauties dear! :D HUGS!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous :) and just loving your blog banner :)

Dee Dee said...

Love the baggie. Definitely class worthy.

Amandac said...

Oh wow Brook that is a very COOl bag! What a clever chickie you are!