Mira (cinnamonsugar) wrote in egl,
Mira
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Craft Post + Go Green Lolita

I'm a bit of a packrat, I hang on to just about everything that's remotely cute. Lately I've been going through my things and either donating, selling, or trying to recycle and find new uses for things that aren't sellable or donatable. Amoung these things are my old Baby, the Stars Shine Bright calendars.

I'm sure a lot of you can relate, they're outdated but the images are way too cute to not hang on to! They've just been sitting around in a storage container under my bed, though, and I can't really justify keeping things like that which will maybe only be looked at once every few months (if that!), so I've been trying to decide on ways I could put them to other uses.

Originally I was just thinking I'd cut the images out to use in paper crafts like scrapbooking or possibly card making. They sell blank calendars at my local craft store, so I even thought about making a new calendar, but that seemed silly because I'd just end up back at square one at the end of the year, haha. Finally I came up with an idea that I'm really pleased with because I think it will enable me to get the most continuing enjoyment... Cameos!

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Some of them aren't finished yet, but this is what I've done so far.

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I'm having a lot of fun with it because it's turning something I used to only look at occasionally in passing into something I can use daily! There's a loooot of images, too, so I'll probably be selling some of the ones I don't want on my etsy.



I'd love to hear about what everyone else has ended up doing with things like this, whether it be brand calendars, flyers, tags, whatever!

Also on the subject of recycling or upcycling, from time to time I see some real fixer uppers out there for sale. I'm wondering, if there ever came a time when an article of clothing got to the point where it was beyond repair, what would YOU do with it? Try to reconstruct something out of the peices? Make a pillow? Throw it out? Try to sell it to someone else so they can deal with it? I'm curious to know!
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