Monday, April 22, 2013

May Arts Earth Day Blog Hop & Giveaway

 


Happy Earth Day!  The May Arts Ribbon Lady has challenged a few of the  Ribbonistas to get creative and find ways to use ribbon in re-cycle and re-use projects. 

Of course, you know the Ribbon Lady loves to give away ribbon, so there's a prize for hopping along with us as we share some crafty re-use/re-cycle ideas with you. 

If you arrived here from DeeDee's blog, you're in the right place.

I went through my laundry room closet and came up with a variety of olive, pickle and I think what may be a salsa jar.  The lids are long gone.


 
Then I hit the bathroom and scavenged a toilet paper roll.  I cut the cardboard tube in half and got to work...

 
 I challenged myself to use only the ribbons in my scrap bag plus one natural neutral and only the scraps in my drawer left over from other projects.  No new materials.


I added a bunch of flowers from the local grocery store and here's what I came up with.....


 
Pretty cute, huh?  I think these will be our table setting for all the patriotic holidays this summer.  Of course, we'll need to use some more toilet paper first.  ;-)  I bought a stash of red and blue bandanas to use as napkins about 12 years ago.  They're still perfect.  Just wash, press and re-use. 


 Ok....want to know what's up for grabs for commenting and hopping?  Check this out!

 
Make that 4 ROLLS of some of May Arts Ribbon most popular naturals.  Now it's time to check out the rest of team creations.  I know I can't wait!
 

 
Lalo IK 
Jenifer Cowles 
Emily Lanham 
DeeDee Catron 
Charlene Driggs -that's me 
Leah Farrar-White 
Gini Williams Cagle

 

 

 

 

 

 



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32 comments:

Buffy Esser said...

Oh this is such a great idea,I love the red,white and blue! I'll have to remember this one! thank you for sharing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are wonderful Charlene! What a great recycling idea. Where do those jar lids all go!

Brenda said...

These are treasures! Love how you transformed them!

Kas said...

I am pinning and "lifting" your idea!! I LOVE this!!

Krissy said...

Such fun centerpieces! Now I want to have a 4th of July Picnic, so I have an excuse to make these!

featheredheaven said...

Both ideas are awesome! I love the idea of the toilet paper rolls as napkin rings!
Thanks for sharing!
Sue O

tndj said...

what a great idea and we all have empty jar and toilet paper rolls. I am off to tackle this project. TFS

Chris D. said...

Ooh! Charlene these are gorgeous! This would look great on my table! LOL! TFS!

Chris said...

Love this!Love the use of TP rolls I am always looking for crafts for the kids and this would be perfect!Minus the blue and this would work for Canada Day too!

by belle said...

Perfect centerpiece and table decor!!

Mare said...

And my hubby wonders why I save jars! Thanks for sharing!

serena said...

what a great table center piece. turned out so cute. time to save those toilet paper rolls over here!

Sue D said...

Great idea and perfect for Patriotic holidays.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your decorated jars. That would be a lovely way to present a bouquet of flowers to someone special in your life. Great kid's project too, so that they can present their Mom's with a nice gift on Mother's Day.

Jean Bullock said...

I will never buy a vase again. Great project ideas. Thanks so much.

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the red white and blue, and the great textures! Well done!

JessicaT said...

This is my favourite project from the whole blog hop :-) It looks really nice. I like that you have used the burlap on each project, and then different but matching ribbons on them all. And that it was all 'scraps'. It looks fantastic, especially with those wonderful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I love reusing glass jars and turning them into something pretty. I like the natural burlap you used and the pretty little extras. Thanks for a good idea.

Ravengirl said...

How absolutely perfect Charlene! I love the patriotic theme you have working here!

marylouh said...

The containers are so bright and cheerful. They will look good at the 4th - and any other time.
The flowers are really pretty. thanks for the tip.

sharon g said...

Ok, I have to make some of those for our 4th party!

Natasha G.P. said...

I love the red, white, and blue that you chose. It goes well with the burlap. Nice job.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Great idea. These look so amazing and very fun too. Wonderful job.

Robin B. said...

Wow, I love the way those turned out! Thanks for sharing.

Karenladd said...

What an adorable set of vases!! Love that you also recycled TP rolls...one of my favorite things to dot!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

Very creative projects. Would love to scraplift using the products I might win!

{VICKI} said...

Love the recycling ideas. I'm trying to do more recycling myself and getting my son involved

Darlene Gabriel said...

Charlene, these jar decorations and napkin rings are gorgeous. Wow you are the queen of re-cycling and re-using items and turning them into thing of beauty. I love that didn't use anything new on these. Love this burlap. Great idea to use bandanas as napkins too.

scrapn_momof2 said...

So cute and clever Charlene!

bjmartin said...

Such cute patriotic decorations! Love the burlap with the red white and blue!

TracyM #6773 said...

These are fabulous!!!
I love turning old jars into vases but usually use papers - your ribbons are a beautiful alternative that I look forward to trying - thank you for the inspiration :)

Lucy said...

Beautiful vases-so summery!