Oct 6, 2010

Waste NotWNWed #3

There is PINK, orange, turquoise and purple in this cute post.
For this Meme I like to share my ideas of things that could have been thrown out but were made into something useful or beautiful..
This week I'm posting my Waste Not Want Not Meme for a contribution to
Pretty Packages Party at The Blackberry Vine.

 Pink Saturday with Beverly and gang.
Ok, I know some of you have heard me talk about my Sonic drink holder trick.  But, just in case you hadn't caught on to that trick here is a pretty example of what I love to do with them.  I love to get the 2 bay and 4 bay drink holders and use them for gift giving if they don't get soiled or squished in the car by boys feet or baseball bags thrown into your car before you can rescue them. lol

Ya'll know my motto...and it goes along with these drink holders.  Sonic pays good money for these holders and they are sturdy enough for 4 Route 44 Cherry Limeades.  Are ya just gonna throw it out???  I simply CANNOT do that.  Here is 1 story of what I've done with these cast-aways:
This is a 4 bay drink holder from SONIC.
I chose to use it for a gift holder for the dear girl next door.
She just turned 10 this week.
I took scrapbook paper and cut it and double stick taped it to cover the SONIC company logo.  I've seen them totally covered in pretty paper but I don't bother.  I kinda like the paper sack texture/look. 

This is the loot that needs to look pretty when I hand the carrier to her.  BTW, I saw her yesterday wearing the flip flops and had to smile...so cute.

I used my tag punch to cut a piece to coordinate to the top of the box.  I also put a remnant piece of paper to the side...whatever you want to do.  I took a previously cut out scallop that was rescued from a gift catalog cover and used an orange sharpie marker to add her initial, M.  I pop dot taped it on for a 3-d effect.  Those are x and o's all around the scallop.

I then looked thru my gorgeous ribbon stash to pick 3 pieces for the hand holder.
This is the back of the box.  I added tissue into 1 of the bays. This is a pk of 2 colorful head-bands and a terry cloth dress.

Here is the front.  I ran out of energy to do any other 3-d effects over the scrapbook paper.  I thought it was cute enough and tied into all the colors of the gifts.  These 2 items in the front are flip-flops and a pillowcase with scripture for her sleep-overs.  I personally love for the gift to be peeking out at ya.
Here she is!!  Happy 10 year old. 
Yes, she had been sucking on a piece of turquois colored candy so her mouth matched the flipflops I got her. lol
What can you show us that you refused to Waste??


  1. This is such a cute gift idea!

  2. You always come up with the best recycling and wrapping ideas. I've been saving cardboard boxes like from cerals, teas and even dogfood and brillo pads...anything I can use to ship my crochet stuff in, but of course, I have to wrap it with brown paper on the outside, but still...I love to recycle.

    Have a wonderful week :-)

  3. That is so cute! And so is the blue smile! Sometimes I hesitate to throw stuff like that out but never know what to do with it. If I could only find a place to store it till I do figure out what to use it for!

  4. You really are creative. I'm getting ready to have my grands make their Halloween candy bags. I get medium brown bags from the store.(Fresh market carries the size I like.)I ask for 3 at the register and if I'm buying something they are happy to give them to me. Then I have the kids decorate them with stickers, drawings, craft stuff, etc. Then they leave them here and I put their candy from us in them for Halloween. Usually put in a book or small toy. This year will have those Silly Bands too.

  5. this is a terrific idea...i hate to throw those things out too--but i haven't been near as creative. popping by from pretty packages

  6. This is the best! Thanks for the shout out, too! Tell me what that cute rabbit is on your back porch! (I'm a picture snooper!) So glad you linked up and shared this great idea at the Pretty Packages Party! I also appreciate all of your comments on the other posts. You're the sweetest!

  7. Cute idea! Hate to waste things! I have a box of those bottle from Starbucks frappacinos my dil likes! Great little vases, etc!

  8. Such a cute idea! I will have to remember this for my daughter. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  9. You are so clever! I love your little packaging ideas. You are so thoughtful too.

  10. I really love ideas like this! I just wish I could look at things the way you do, and see new life in it, because I hate to throw things away if they can be recycled into something else. I can tell your little friend loved it!
    Happy Pink Saturday!


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