Warning: This post is picture heavy!!
I love crafting and I love recycling. I think I've mentioned this many a times already but I just don't have much time and resources (and sometimes creativity) to do much work on crafting AND recycling or repurposing. There are times though that I get really inspired and be happy with my creation.
One of the things I have done which I will basically discuss here is the use of rolled magazine pages. I really am happy with the result and the usability of what I have done with an added bonus of being able to recycle, so I am definitely sharing this to all of you.
Back in 2008, I created a garbage bin out of rolled magazine paper. Sick of too many magazines at home, but didn't really want to throw them all at once (out of concern for Mother Earth), I tried to think of what use I can make of them. I came up with these:
The first two are being used now as garbage can - one is in one of our bathrooms and the other (brown) is used to contain all old bulbs and/or used batteries that will be thrown in the proper place once the bin is already full. Important note: we do really need to mind throwing these things in the proper place and not together with the biodegradable wastes as these things can be toxic to the environment. The last one (white) is as you can see being used as magazine rack. Magazine for magazine rack - ain't that cool?
I've also done this out of the same materials:
Drawer space separator (is that even called that way? I am thinking I just invented this term) for utensils. I emptied one of the section/basket to show how it looks like.
A closer look. It is made by weaving the rolled magazine pages. Much like a basket.
I loved the idea because 1. I am recycling (I know I am being too repetitive about this) and 2. I can customize it and fit it according to the sections and sizes I need for my drawer.
Then there's the latest project I just made that I am extremely happy about - which I will be posting soon. Hint: It includes spices!