Recycle Cardboard Tubes into Loom Rubber Bands Organizer

The loom bands-making phenomenon has already invaded the Philippines and it has been causing a massive hoarding purchasing of tiny rubber bands being used for loom band projects/creations. With lots and lots of colorful rubber bands, from solid colors in different hues to rainbow-like or two-toned combinations, no wonder that my unused beads organizer container, which I lend to my daughter, is now full of loom rubber bands.

I have been looking for the same organizer/container from crafting shops to bookstores and department stores but I haven’t found any yet. I was in the brink of giving up in organizing these tiny rubber bands until a light bulb moment when I remembered I have those toilet paper cardboard tubes stashed away waiting for another recycling project. Perfect! 🙂

Cut to size cardboard tubes then glue one side to scraps of cardboard/paper.

After thoroughly dried, cut to size again to have cardboard containers.

I have decided to use my washi tapes to decorate my cardboard containers.

The circular cardboard containers fit well inside my stash of rectangular plastic containers. I’m so happy! 🙂

Here’s the loom band-making stash of my daughter:

And she’s still asking me to buy more bands of other different colors. Yikes.

Now, here are some of her loom band creations, most of her previous creations were already given to her favorite grandmother, and friends (don’t tell her that I’ve told you that she was the one who maid these):

Just like most of us, she also taught herself to make these loom bands via video tutorials on Youtube.

See you here again soon for another recycling project! 🙂

XOXO

 

{project V} Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Rustic Flower Vase

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! 🙂

This project is perfect for last minute preparations for a dinner date at home.

All you need are empty wine bottles, paper doilies and a decoupage solution: equal parts of water and all purpose glue. Or you can use Mod Podge, too.

Let them dry completely and viola!

By the way, this craft project was inspired by this post from Craftiments.

Enjoy! 🙂

XOXO

 

{project V} Valentine’s Day No-Sew Fabric Flowers

{project V} is Valentine’s Day craft projects. I am starting off with an easy-to do, no-sew fabric flower inspired by this blog post from Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

For this particular fabric flower, I used the following materials:

~ fabrics of choice

~ a pair of pinking shears

~ glue gun & glue stick

~ complementing buttons or beads

See the illustrated instructions from this blog post and you will have something like these:

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂

XOXO

{project 50} #01 Framed Rustic Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas eve! And here is my Christmas “tree”. 🙂

For this project, I reused an old frame and repainted it white. I have attached a jute string, shaping it like a Christmas tree.

Then I just added some Christmas ornaments, keeping it simple and clean. I also tried using the red fabric poinsettia as a topper.

Here’s to wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Cheers! 🙂

XOXO

 

{project 50} #03 Christmas Wall Ornaments

 

Only three days until Christmas! I am sharing here another easy-to-do project to use as your wall decor.

First thing to do is make templates of ornament shapes using cardboard (I used cereal & cookie boxes here):

Then trace them at the back of a variety of Christmas gift wrappers (old or new ones), cut and paste them on your walls like wallpaper.

I used a silver non-permanent marker as “strings” for the wall ornaments.

I hope you like them. One more tip: to remove the wall ornaments just soak them with warm water using a rug, let it sit for a couple of minutes then wipe them off the walls.

See you here again soon! 🙂

XOXO

 

{project 50} #04 Stamped Gift Wrappers

Four more days until Christmas! I bet we’re all busy wrapping our gifts at this time. This easy-to-do project is going to be a life saver when your wrapping and packaging papers run out. 😉

I am recycling these department store packaging papers from buying lots of stuff for gift-giving. Bring out the stamp pads and stamp collection and stamp, stamp, stamp away! 🙂

Come back here for more 50 Days till Christmas crafting projects!

XOXO