Sunday, January 16, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose

You might well wonder what these are...
Several months ago I got a bag full of these. One of my husband's co-workers picked them up for me from a recycling event of sorts. Architecture and design firms all over Cincinnati dropped off product samples, binders, etc. to a site from which the public was then invited to stop by and take the items in an effort to keep things OUT of the landfills. These are carpet fiber color samples (at least I think they are!). Simply divine and I finally came up with a project.

I thrifted the assorted metal wall pockets (see, EVEN less in the landfill),
glued in the carpet fibers, added a bit of Spanish moss and voila!
Naturally I still have some left. What next? Wreaths?!!!
Linking to:
Make It 4 Monday


Amaze Me Monday

Thrifty Thursday

7 comments:

Gypsy Brocante said...

Yes!! Truly original and creative ... two thumbs up girl!!

xo
Jill

Laurel said...

Great idea...glad your friend rescued them for you! I found you through MI4M...but "know" you from JMS :) Take care, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

House Revivals said...

What a great idea -- can't wait to see you wreath! thanks for stopping by House Revivals. I'm glad you liked the "British Invasion" sign.
~Amanda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the colors and textures of the samples and they look great in the buckets. Fabulous.

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Very creative! Love them!

Mary said...

This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

Audra said...

Simply stunning and what creativity! Love them!