Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Joy to the Earth" Challenge

Have you seen the Earth Day challenge at Jingle Belles?  It's all about recycling or up-cycling, which I always find fascinating because it's a makes me look at things in a whole new way. I began by going on a search around the house and gathering up a few supplies: cardboard, netted fruit bag, foil candy wrapper.  First, I carefully peeled off the outer red layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated surface. I lightly inked the corrugated surface and outer edges before attaching a piece of a netted red fruit bag. Next I cut an ornament shape from the red paper that I peeled off from the cardboard.  To decorate it, I used the foil from a candy bar wrapper. One side of the foil was gold with a bit of writing on it and the other side was silver. Since I didn't want the writing on the gold side to show,  I folded, then twisted the foil before adding it to the ornament.  I also added bits of the silver foil to the ornament along with some glitter. I hung the ornament from another piece of the twisted gold foil and finished with a partial border of green punched boughs.

Supplies: Recycled items: cardboard, candy wrapper, netted fruit bag, Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill, Martha Stewart Bough Punch, Memento Ink, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Scotch ATG,  Studio G Glitter Glue, Gel Pen.


  1. You always rock the recycling and make me want to try again ... awesome repurposed creation ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles for Earth Day.

  2. holy WOW this is fab*u*lous! kind of feel like i need to hit the grocery store RIGHT NOW to buy fruit in quantity! (& some candy in foil wrappers, lol!) love this gorgeous upcycled masterpiece! you've totally rocked our earth day special at JINGLE BELLES! <3