Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Just a quick tip today on repurposing your packaging. Let's not tell my husband about this one, ok? He's one of those guys who washes out jars and who saves every egg crate and oatmeal container because he can find something to store in it. How many egg crates does one man need? I'm more inclined to throw away almost all the packaging. However, there are a few things I save.
I use the clear part of some of my packages as paint mixing trays. This weekend I got in an order from Two Peas with some Basic Grey buttons and some Studio Calico wood veneer items. Neither of these were put in reclosable packages so I removed them and put the buttons in my regular button storage. For the little wood veneer stars, I used an old button/brad container from Stampin' Up!
I used the larger 'tray' above the very next day for mixing up some rust colored paint from orange and brown. I love to work with raw chipboard, painting and stamping it to whatever color or pattern I'd like.
I have one drawer in my scraproom devoted to left over packaging so it doesn't get out of hand. Oh, and I do keep the chipboard from paper pads and kits. I use it for other projects and as part of my props when photographing cards and pages.
Here's a brief video on this to watch at YouTube
What do you save?
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