I started by taking out the cardboard backing and then placing my favourite pieces of glass in the compartments before using other pieces to fill in the gaps. I then made sure that the packaging was stuck securely using Glossy Accents. The next step was using a black permanent pen to colour the plastic before adhering beaded string around the edge. I then added a ribbon and pin embellishment, stickers and the date before tying on a ribbon to enable it to be hung:I now have a bargain souvenir to hang above my desk and remind me of a great day with the kids.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Recycled Packaging Souvenir
Here is my post from the It's A Creative World blog yesterday:
I recently revisited a beach I often used to go to as a child with my parents but this time I took my own children. I remember long walks on Seaham Beach and always coming home with bags full of polished glass bits picked up from between the pebbles - a lasting reminder of Sunderland's glassmaking history. This time instead of just leaving my glass bits in a bag I wanted some way of displaying them and loved the packaging from my HOTP creative kit: