Friday, April 25, 2008

Laughing Cow

In honor of Earth Week this week, I decided to create a project using recycled materials. I saved this Laughing Cow cheese box a couple of weeks ago because I knew it could be made into something fun. So I pulled it out.

I also had an empty ribbon boobin to use, too.

I covered the inside and outside of the box with patterned paper. I used cardstock around the rim of the lid and added ric rac. And then I aded buttons to the top to give it a fun and funky feel.

I adhered ribbon to the bobbin and patterned paper to one side. I glued it to the bottom of the box. Then I placed a gift card onto bobbin, securing it with a glue dot.

Quick and easy! And the best part is that I now have an end of the year teacher gift. Plus, I played a small part in keeping trash out of our local landfill.

Patterned Paper-American Crafts
Buttons-Autumn Leaves
Chipboard Buttons-Making Memories
Ribbon-We R Memory Keepers
Ric Rac-Wrights

Thanks for stopping by!
Anabelle :)+


Melanie said...

This is a wonderful idea, Anabelle. Thanks so much! Love the teacher gift idea with the GC!

Anonymous said...

Very cool - I think I will have to try my hand at some recycling!

Melissa said...

Adorable Miss Anabelle--this is totally sweet.

Pearl said...

Great idea , Anabelle ! very cool indeed !

Sherry Wright said...

Super fun recycling idea, thanks girl!

Stacey S said...

This is the cutest idea! What a great giftcard holder and so unique and earth friendly! Love it!

BethW said...

That is the cutest thing! What an inventive mind.

Linda Beeson said...

I am so "laughing" at what a clever idea this is! I need to buy some cheese now. I loved that you shared such a fun idea.

Miki said...

Very clever Miss Anabelle!! I love how you decorated it and I would never have guessed it was a cheese container. Great idea for a teacher gift!

DeeDee said...

What a neat I need to buy some laughing cow cheese....LOL!!! This is a wonderful teacher gift!! TFS!!

KellyG said...

Darling Anabelle!!!
I love recycled projects!

Sharon Harnist said...

Darn, I just threw away a couple of these Laughing Cow containers this week . . . now I'll have to go buy some more! What an awesome project and great way to recycle -- love it!

That Girl Ang said...

OK - you are about to get a bunch of views... i love your blog - you have great ideas... I am sharing a link here!

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