Monday, 30 April 2012

Rolling along

As you know, last week I joined in on Danielle's Earth Day blog hop which ties in to her passion for being kinder to the Earth and finding greener ways to craft. I learn such a lot from her and always smile at her ability to make me think about my scrapbooking in new and interesting ways while being environmentally conscious at the same time.

Recently, she challenged her readers to come up with creative ways to use up their spare toilet rolls. We all have them, we all end up throwing them away but how much better to find a way to reuse them in some crafty project.

So, as part of my Whimsical Musings challenge last week (see the post here), I decided to take up the challenge and see what I could come up with.

At first I thought about going back to my childhood and turning "Blue Peter" with ideas of kiddie pen holders or something similar but then decided to use Pinterest to give me some more grown up ideas. Man, are there some incredible projects out there. Just search and be impressed!

I chose a wreath project (here) and as I only had a few rolls, went small scale and made a mini-version. I glittered all the edges and added some book paper flowers (inspired by Nic H's True Scrap class last weekend) and hey presto, something new is hanging on my wall making me smile.

I'm a bit challenged as far as home decor items go - it's not really my forté if it's not a 12x12 page, but I'm happy with the outcome and may well have a go at something a bit more full scale.

So, drag out those loo rolls and get creative. Join in on Danielle's challenge for the chance to win some goodies. And while you're at it, subscribe to her blog for ongoing green inspiration!


  1. LOL - that's certainly a very pretty way to use some loo rolls up ... mine are awaiting vegetable seeds as they make pretty good little pots!

  2. Love this! What a great way to reuse, reduce, recycle!!

  3. Heidi6:30 pm

    Lisa - JUST saw Lain's LOAD 512 Intro video & so so thrilled to see you (& ElinJanne) are going to be the featured scrappers for the month. AWESOME WORK LADY!!!!!! See you tomorrow...
    xo Heidi

  4. Debra E (orangeeverything)6:57 pm

    Hey, Lisa. This is Debra from many LOADs past. I didn't know you had this awesome blog! Can't wait to explore it a bit more. I also am anticipating the start of LOAD and how awesome is your new role!!!! See you tomorrow. :)

  5. amyptucson7:24 pm

    Great-looking wreath!

  6. What a beautiful wreath! Amazing job and good for you for recycling and making such a gorgeous creation! See you in LOAD! Great that you are part of the team!

  7. OMG! this is just SOOOOOOOOOOO brilliant and i'm almost SHOCKED at how lovely it is!!! (considering the SOURCE i mean, obviously beautiful projects are THE NORM in these parts!) well done, this just SO ROCKS!!! ♥♥♥

  8. Thanks for joining in the challenge! I enjoyed reading everyone's comments & I too, am thrilled to see you featured during LOAD.


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