I’m totally copying some folks here. I know about half a dozen bloggers have done this same project a half a dozen different ways with different materials…and this is my very trashy spin on that project.
That’s right. You heard me.
Trashy…because you can’t expect anything less from me.
Today I am making a little Lucite tray out of some trash and paper. It’s a project that will literally take your breath away. Next I am reinventing the wheel. And the Snuggie. And then I plan on training my kids to parkour while cleaning my house.
okay…so my original piece of trash is this chocolates container. I won’t say what happened to all the candy….you can’t make me 🙂
The top of the tray was faceted and not really useful to me so I chucked it as well as the gold insert. Then I grabbed a piece of scrapbook paper.
It wasn’t quite the right size so I trimmed it with a paper cutter. I use my paper cutter because it cuts a straight line. Otherwise my trimming skills make the paper look like Christina Aguilera’s hair part circa 1999. #crookedhairdontcare
I attached the paper to the bottom part of the tray with this really cool high tech product called Elmer’s glue 🙂
And then I staged this ultra-pinnable photo with baker’s twine and wooden push pins 🙂
I actually do use it…but not for paint swatch tags….I use it on my little office shelves for my camera stuff….the non-glamorous non-turquoise battery charger and batteries and a couple extra lenses that I always have on my desk. It actually is the perfect size and because it’s all together, I can quickly find my camera remote instead of digging through the mountains of clutter.
So that is how I used a bit of garbage to make something useful and cute. Have you done that lately? Make any dumpster treasures? Only cool people do it 🙂