March 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm #442824
April means Spring at last – time to open the windows and let in the fresh air, time to enjoy the longer days and time to dig into the closets and cupboards and shelves for some real cleaning.
And it’s in that spirit that I offer this month’s SGC Challenge!
Let’s take some of the stuff that we automatically toss into the recycle bin and do some REAL recycling by using our Swirly Skills to turn trash into treasure.
This entry is open to all. You don’t have to use Swirlydoos items, but it will increase your chances of winning.
I’m going to award a randomly chosen winner $20.00 in the Swirlydoos Boutique at the end of the month. Here’s how it works:
1. Each entry receives one point.
2. Each entry based on a Swirlydoos tutorial receives one point. In order to qualify, I’ll need a link to the You Tube video or print article on Snapguide or in the Forums.
3. Each entry using Swirlydoos “ingredients” receives one point. Of course, the items used must be identified.
4. I’ll enumerate the entries for purposes of choosing the random number as follows: The first entry is #1, if one of the twists is used, this will be #2, #3 if both are used. The next entry will be given the next number and so on.
5. You can enter as often as you want; there is no limit on the number of entries. Of course, you must use a different piece of “trash” each time.
This challenge will be closed on April 30, 2016 at 11:59 EDT (Easter Daylight Time). On May 1, I’ll use Random.Org to select the winner.
I’ve come up with several example, each surprisingly quick and easy.
First up is a mini using toilet paper rolls. You can actually take advantage of the hollow centers and make a tag album and I’ve seen these made with actual binding. I found it much quicker and easier to glue the flattened rolls shut and punch holes for O-rings. The papers and flowers and a bit of lace trim is from the March kit; the bling and rosettes and wood hearts are from February.
I’ve used Rae’s Sunkissed Altered Bottles tutorial on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msbaa53_Hdk to an instant coffee jar and a couple of yards of seam binding into a vase that’s perfect for a Spring bouquet.
I’m looking forward to see the results of a lot of Swirly Spring Cleaning!!!!!
A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.March 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm #442845March 31, 2016 at 9:57 pm #442847
Thanks, Rae. Your tutorial actually gave me the idea <3
A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.April 1, 2016 at 12:56 am #442855
Oh my. I might feel up to playing around with this. Great idea Peggy.
Donna at Lazy LucyApril 1, 2016 at 7:14 am #442858
Oh wow Peggy, what a great idea. I LOVE your examples, especially the toilet roll album.
I already have an idea to this one……April 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm #442873
Great twist on the “spring cleaning theme Peggs!!! I’ve made so many TP albums. In going to have to put on my thinking cap and come up with something really different instead.
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"I'm so crafty I make people."April 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm #442899
Love this idea. I’ve always wanted to make a TP album. Your vase is amazing!April 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm #442983
I am working this today…something I have been wanting to make for my DGD’s Room…oh boy!April 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm #443009April 5, 2016 at 8:22 am #443237April 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm #443382
Barbara, I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!!!!
A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.April 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm #443716
Just wanted to show what I am recycling. It is one of those toy night lights that you put water in and when you turn it on the volcano erupts. The motor in it quit working, I was going to toss it out when I was re-decorating Ashley’s Room….then thought ummmm, this thing has possibilities! Still working on it, will post it soon…
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Ooohhhh very interesting Barabra, I can’t wait to see what you make with this.
I have a biscuit box that I’m going to upcycle, but I want to use the April kit so I’m just waiting for it to arriveApril 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm #443731
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