I missed Earth Day, but my heart was in the right place. I STARTED before Earth Day, but did not FINISH until a few days ago. I guess going GREEN was a little harder than I thought:) I jumped on the bandwagon and tried to make SOMETHING out of garbage-ish type stuff. This is what I came up with. A fruit tray SLASH new and improved jewelry box.
I started with THIS...
I had a fruit tray left over from a baby shower and decided it would be great for storage. SOOOO I bought some spray paint (the kind especially for plastic) and sprayed it. I just sprayed right over the stickers and everything---quick and easy.
At this point I decided I wanted it to store jewelry and so I wanted to line the holes with felt. So I layed paper over the holes and colored over it with a crayon to get the outline. Then I cut the shape out and used it as a template for cutting my felt peices. Next I added ric rac to the lid---just becaue I kinda love ric rac:)
It still seemed a little boring---even though I was planning on it being in a drawer---I thought a little bling would help. I decided on a fabric flower. I ALWAYS see fabric flower tutorials on blogs, but for some darn reason I could not find any when I ACTUALLY needed one. So I guessed and checked.
I started with a strip of fabric--folded it hotdog style--and cut slits on the un-folded edge. Then I started folding it over on itself and gluing it to itself. I just put glue around the inside edge and folded it until it layed right and made a circle.
I went all the way around and then cut the leftover fabric and glued the edge down.
I did the same with a skinnier strip of fabric for layer 2.
And another smaller peice for layer 3. Then I popped a button in the middle and called it good.
I don't have ANY fancy jewelry, but I am sick of having to dig through the bathroom drawers and under the bed for what little junky stuff I do have. So this works great for me because it has a lid and isn't little hand friendly. I think it would be great for crafting supplies, for a drawer organizer, to hold small kids toys, the possibilities are endless:) Plus it is free and kept a little trash out of the landfill--can't beat that--RIGHT???
Mine is currently sitting next to my two BFFs (Baby Emersyn and Sarah) on my nightstand. Happy Late Earth Day!!!!