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 Note Cards & Banner

For my next Valentine’s Day crafts, I have made a couple of very easy-to-do projects: framed note cards and banner. You can also use this as a Valentine’s Day advent calendar.

Both of them are made from free printables so you will need your reliable printer and a bunch of good quality cardboards.

For the framed note cards, I used the printable Valentine’s Day labels by Lia Griffith.

For the mini hearts banner, I used The Crafting Chicks‘ printable Valentine banner.

I used a 3×3 yellow Post-it as a scale on how small I made the banner for this project.

Put them all together and you will have something like this:

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂

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

 

{project 50} #06 Paper Christmas Garland

Hello again and welcome back to my 50 Days till Christmas projects! 🙂

I have given this particular garland to my son’s class adviser to use it as an addition to their Christmas decorations at school.

You can already string together these circles for a simple garland OR

write your Christmas message like so:

Visit this site again for more easy craft projects! 🙂

XOXO

{project 50} #07 Recycled Paper Flowers (no. 2)

For my next easy-to-do project, I have made another batch of paper flowers using brown grocery bags.

Since I do not have my own circular and decorative punchers yet (about 1 inch in diameter and bigger) I draw my circles using a cardboard template then cut the circles away with regular and decorative pairs of scissors. If you have those circular and decorative punchers that I am talking about, good for you! 🙂

Next thing to do is fold the circles to make triangular ones then glue them together. I glued smaller paper circles for the middle part of the paper flowers. You can also glue some buttons, if you prefer.

Use the paper flowers as a gift topper when using printed gift wrappers.

Come back here again for another 50 Days till Christmas project! 🙂

XOXO