Friday, April 22, 2011

100% recycled & upcycled

Happy Earth day, everybody!


If you like recycled, repurposed things that are kind of minimal, keep reading!


What happened is that Tuesday is recycle night here in my street.
And, as usual, I completely forgot about it, until Wednesday morning, which was obviously too late.


My entry looked this way ...  pretty ugly. Considering also that we'll have guests over the week end. 
Put together the fact that I wanted to reduce this pile of boxes, and the fact that I love things made out of cardboard, means some craft action to me!



--> THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX :
* Grab your boxes
* and empty can 
* a stone  +/- the size of the can (gravel works too)
* some scissors
* a marker 
* glue



--> let's upcycle now :)

* cut the template of the vase (if you click on the picture should be the right size)
* with a can opener, take off the top of the can (you can wash the can too)
* place the top of the can in the middle of the vase template toward the top
* place the stone under the can
* mark a slot wide enough to fit the can and the stone



* open up the boxes until you have enough cardboard as thick as the diameter of the can (I used different kind of boxes to have a mix of colors and texture) 
* cut the template of the vase with the slots



* glue the parts together and sit a nice heavy weight on top of the stack until dry



* now, cut two template of the vase WITHOUT the slot


* glue one in the front and the other one in the back, put the dictionaries back on top and let dry
* place the stone at the bottom (this will give extra stability)
* and the can on top of the stone



... you have your... 100% RECYCLED VASE! 
place your 100% RECYCLED FLOWERS in it, or just addd water and real pretty flowers and you're good to go!

inspiration&realisation

:) I LOVE IT!!!


xox, d.

25 comments:

  1. ma e' stupendo!!!!

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  2. SO perfect for Earth Day! I love this!!! Amazing work Donatella!
    xoxoxo
    Lia

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  3. I love paper flowers, and this is no exception. So cute!

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  4. This is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. You're amazing :)

    I really like the fact that it actually says 100% recycled on the front - that's one sincere vase!

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  6. This is the coolest! Love it, thanks for a great idea and wonderful tutorial. The fleurs are extra pretty, too!

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  7. Very cute! I love it!

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's party and am now following.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  8. COOL! Thanks for joining my newbie party!

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  9. That is so cool! This would be a great Mother's Day gift from the boys to the "grandmas."

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  10. This is such an awesome idea!! I'm so impressed by your inspiration!!! I'm following from Craft-o-maniac!! I want to see more of your great ideas:)
    xo
    Eleni@ sewhappiness.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great idea!! Love it!
    I would love for you to share it a my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  12. Love this idea!! I love all things recycled & this one is such an awesome idea!
    Found you threw Craft-o-maniac & your newest follower!!
    Trisha

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  13. I love this and I'd love it if you linked it up to my weekly link party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-6-link-party.html

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  14. those are such cool flowers, LOVE the vase.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this too!!~ You are on a roll this week. Again thanks for sharing:)

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  16. Popped onto this post linked to the Newbie party! Already a follower, of course! What a creative mind!

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  17. Thanks a lot to you all! :)
    this was definitely a trash-to-treasure inspiration !

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  18. What a really unique idea. I love the look of it!!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here's the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-10.html

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  19. What a cute idea! Love the paper flowers, too!

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  20. Thank you so much again for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  21. Love this ...... pinning to my to do list

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