The Green Kangaroo has some pretty great neighbors; our newest of them, Cary Creative Center, was happy to help us pare down our inventory when we made our move in March. The local non-profit promotes recycling through art and opened up shop with donations from all over the area. Paper, buttons, bottle caps, and even toilet paper tubes challenge artists to re-purpose unusual, and otherwise discarded, supplies.
I visited the C3 shop to get ideas for upcoming projects and left with a bag full of goodies. You’ll be hearing more of them, as I challenge myself (and all of you DIYers) to create with a re-use mentality. What pretty things can we make with what others have left behind?
This week, I’ve dolled up a few small glass votives (found at C3 for a quarter a piece!). With a little paint and some fanciful silver-leaf, I’ve given these cute glasses a new life.
I intend to use mine as small bud vases — don’t you think one big bloom would look so pretty set in each one? If you want to keep them as candle votives, I would suggest using a transparent glass paint.
What DIY projects are on your to-do list?