"The more you trust and rely upon the spirit the greater your capacity to create!" - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. As I increase my capacity to create, I would like to share what I am learning and how I am growing! I am a "spirit daughter of the most creative being in the universe", so I am learning now that I can create!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Getting Creative with Trash! :)

When you are living as tight as we are - decorations for Holidays are not on the top of the list.  My hubby tries to humor me by looking at the things I make, but really doesn't see a need for decorations.  I do see the need for decorations when I am stuck at the house all day every day and need a little bit of excitement!  So I decided to start saving our trash.....aluminum cans, glass jars, egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, etc.  Husband doesn't love this either - but he does love that I am not spending money on crafts!  This project was free for me since I had all the stuff already!

A few things I have learned:
1) Pickle jars (and a few other food items) will always smell like what was in them - no matter how many times you wash them!  
2) You never know when you are going to use some of that random craft stuff that you have laying around.
3) Never throw away your paper towel rolls if you cut vinyl because after you cut your design, you just roll it up and put it in one of those and you don't have to worry about it getting ruined!!  

1 comment:

  1. It is so true! Crafting makes all the world better - at least for law school wives. :P Did you spray pain your lids?