I guess how I reuse "things" now is morphing into something beautiful. We use to call it make do but now it is called recycled. So what ever it is I am doing some of it now. One time sweet grandson called me a trash digger with his winning smile and I just smiled back and said yes I guess that is my new occupation now. Eldon even puts things by the trash to make sure it is trash or one of my treasures that I must play with. It certainly makes me think of what can I do with this?
Day before yesterday my friend, Alexis, first texted me and asked was I up and home and then called me and she had found a beautiful site on the Internet. On the site of Bluepurpleand scarlett.com she had found something to do with old newspapers. Well I certainly have lots those little critters, they are like rabbits and coat hangers they just multiply like crazy. We recycle them like good little troupers but still have an abundance of them. My package flowers are not exactly like demonstrated and I added some pearls and some lace but certainly was a great inspiration for me.
So wanting to make something pretty for the Princess, I made the package of all packages. It is truly Princess worthy.
I first dyed the paper with food coloring but the color wasn't deep enough on the pink/red so I used some of my old photography dyes and mixed with a little water I was a newspaper dying mad woman. I was spraying ink and water everywhere. It took longest for the paper to dry. I then tore it up in strips and made "roses", now I use that term loosley because I just kind of rolled and wadded them up and thank goodness for glitter, it hides all sins.
So here you go the Princess Package.
A closeup of some of the newspaper tearing, I guess I liked it because it is just tearing paper and I can do that like a pro.
The "Roses", I think I need to go to you tube and study a bit but certainly enjoyed doing this and with my trusty stapler, I got it done, well and my B6000 glue.
One more view, I used some of burlap for the base of it and pulled out some of the strings for a little interest.
Here you go the finished Princess Package, afterwards I thought should have made it Christmas looking but guess the glitter will have to work double time on this one.
Thanks for stopping in and seeing what is going on in my world today. We even got maybe 1/2 of an inch of rain. Yea rain. xoxoxoxo