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Want to save money on packaging up your gifts this year? Here are a few ideas:
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I recently got delivery of two new Hyliss shelving units from Ikea - about $15.00 each CDN - which I love because they are light enough for me to move around should I decide to redecorate. Anyway after the usual kerfunkle putting the shelving together - never an easy task - I was left with some cardboard that had held the shelving bits in place during transport.
DIY Desktop Organizer
I made this desktop paper organizer from the Ikea cardboard shown above on the left. I glued two of these together and then covered both with leftover gift wrap. I could have used almost anything including wallpaper leftovers (don't have any), old maps, even brown paper bags or paint. Anyway, it's an idea that's easy-peasy. Note that I glued a bit of cardboard at the bottom to keep it from falling over.
|Posted on November 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Here are a few more Christmas Advent calendars you might enjoy looking at (maybe, even making!). The nicest ones I've come across seem to alll be from Europe - Germany, Spain, Netherlands. Anyway, here they are.
Each of these 24 little boxes measures 6 x 6 cm. They are shown hanging on a tree branch. You can easily cluster them on a table or dresser top instead. Instructions to make are in German but the photos should make it easy enough to follow. You can download a pdf patternto make these from the German Raumdinge blog. Use whatever cardboard you have on hand.
From a Dutch blog, Stipje - these are small boxes simply wrapped with a wooden number label attached. No instructions are needed. If you can't find similar labels, use what you have including cutting numbers from an old calendar. I found these here.
I love this one from Holomama because it uses whatever is on hand to create a tree-shaped advent calendar (see first photo). Instructions are in Spanish but the photos are clear enough to follow. And, hey, you can always use Google Translate - NOT!
Have beaucoup de fun with these.
|Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
A couple of days ago, I spotted a broken skateboard in someone's trash bin. I looked at it for a minute or two and then walked away. I couldn't think of any use for it. Well, let me tell you, was I wrong (or maybe the heat got to me - it's hot, hot, hot here) because the folks over at Project Little Smith did come up for a reuse for an old skateboard. This nifty and sophisticated little storage unit.
I love any piece of furniture on wheels and this fits the bill big time. Perfect for any room in the house - kids will love it because they can push it around from room to room. I would love it as a bedside table to hold my reading, etc. You could use any wooden crate or if you are handy you could make the box. Here's how.
Pardon me while I run out to see if that skateboard is still in the trash bin!!