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!