Thursday, 6 October 2011

Just for Fun - Magazine or Book

Autumn is now showing her colours and just a touch of chill in the air!

As for all of you well just how creative are you? Fantastic anythings you shared with us at Just for Fun last week Thank you.

October is to be a month of recycling as led by Von.   More and more of us are looking at how they can reuse or re-purpose things that would otherwise be thrown away.   So Von wants to see what we are doing with them.  Starting this week which is about recycling a magazine or a book.    For my sample the cover from a free magazine pushed through the door.  It is very simple and has just been folded into a box with the lid slightly larger than the base so that they fit snugly together.   There is a fabulous tutorial at Split coast stampers.

Of course once it is folded you want to dress it up a bit!   Squared up a couple more magazine pages and folded them using the Napkin fold and then trimming the corners with a MS punch.   One of the sheets was painted with white Gesso and then coloured with DI.   Stuck to the top of the box with ribbon stuck below and tied over the top.   The second sheet left open on the side showing the creases for the napkin fold.












Please pop over to Just for Fun and see the fabulous creative things Von and Neet have done.   While you are there why not share you project with us.

17 comments:

  1. Terrific project. I like the napkin fold top...Donna

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  2. oh love this hun its just brilliant recylcing,hugs cherylxx

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  3. Lovely box and like your new blog look! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Clever idea using magazine pages :) lots of origami would look effective done with magazines
    Hope all is going well
    Von xxx

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  5. A box works so well for this, Zoe. Lovely x

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  6. Super project Zoe. Love your ideas on this.
    Regards Florence x

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  7. Love what you have done with this Zoe very innovative and beautifully decorated. Hugs Sandra XX

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  8. This is a great idea for recycling Zoe! The top looks fabulous! Hope your packing is going ok. Maria x

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  9. Love this project and the theme of this challenge - hopefully I will have time to play.

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  10. What a fun looking project!! I love boxes!!!

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  11. Great way to make and cover a box Zoe.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  12. What a great project I'll have to check out the tutorial.
    I hope this goes through, blogger is giving me fits! ughhhh!
    hugs Lynn

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  13. These are really strong little boxes when they're folded. Great project Zoe. I all unpacked now then?

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  14. wow zoe..you're SO creative..and this project is no exception! that is kewl!

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