Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Craft-Room Challenge - Recycle

Time for the latest Craft-Room Challenge and this fortnight it's Esthers turn to choose the theme, she would like you all to RECYCLE something - this can be either giving an old creation a new lease of life or starting from scratch using a recycled object (or both!!).

Our sponsor this time is Ali-Craft

For my DT piece I've recycled a tin can and a tag that I made in 2011 - I'm going to use it for my paint brushes.


I covered the inside of the can with paper and the outside with a Gelli print, then I put a strip of tissue tape round the top edge of the can. I stamped some paintbrushes onto tissue paper and adhered them to the bottom edge of the can.

I carefully took the images of the tag and adhered them to can, I also added a couple of other stamped images.

The stamps that I used are 
The Stamp Bug for the paint brushes.
Katzelkraft for the rest of the images.

I'd like to enter my paint brush holder in the following challenges.
Katzelkraft - Anything Goes.
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes.


  1. Hi Hazel, fabulous altering, great brush tin;-))m

  2. Great recycled project and very useful as well. Would never have thought to cover the inside of the can with something--must remember that.

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Love your altered tin, great make over! Valerie

  4. Love the way you've raided the recyling bin *and* recycled your art. Looks great too!

  5. What a great idea to recycle your tag! I love the finished effect.

  6. Fantastic recycling Hazel, I love this! xxx

  7. Great recycle and very useful clever. XOXO Zoe

  8. Saw this the other day but got side-tracked so am here at last to say how much I like your tin for pencils.
    Great images, must investigate as I like.
    Hugs, Neet x

  9. Hi Hazel - love this tin, great use of the images from your tag (glad I'm not the only one with a stash of old makes!) thanks for making such a great project for my challenge theme,..Esther xx

  10. Such a stunning entry...loving your altered tin...a great entry in to our challenge over at ...http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/...xx

    Took me a while to find your entry as you linked the correct image,but the incorrect page...I found it eventually,lol...x

  11. such a beautiful project - thank you for sharing over at EE this month x

  12. Fantastic recycling, Hazel - I love the colours, so gentle and pretty - and those wonderful art images. Gorgeous stamping!
    Alison xx

  13. Hazel, so arty!!! perfect recycling for your brushes!!! love it Debi xxxx

  14. Love your yellow and purple combo and 3D artwork is so much fun, good job :D x

  15. Would you mind to make a step by step and win a gift voucher ? I really like your brush can :-)