I’m the type of person who saves worn out things because I just know I should be able to do something with it. The problem is that I’m not very creative and so the stuff just clutters up the house.
But that shouldn’t be a problem anymore, now that I’ve found Katie’s blog! Each week she publishes a post called Creative . It’s all about reusing things you normally would throw away and/or items that many recycling centers don’t accept, to create a fun craft or something useful.
My favorite part is that she gives you not one, but THREE different ways to re-purpose things. Then she picks one of those and gives detailed instructions with pictures!
Her goal is keep trash out of the landfills, make something to solve a problem and do it for free (or very cheaply!)
Creative Recyling: Baking Sheets
by Katie Lloyd from Bring on the Lloyds
1. Magnetic Bulletin Board (with button magnets!)
Step 2. Spray the sheet in any color you want! (I used what I had for this project, so I chose black…it’s actually a freebie from Ace!) I decided to line my sheet with scrapbook paper, but you could certainly stick with paint only…and if you do, you’re done…no more steps!
For the button magnets, simply choose a few buttons that match your new board and hot glue pieces of magnet to the backs! You can even reuse those old magnets from your junk drawer…just cut them up!
(Note: If you have a baking sheet with a hole in one of the ‘handles’ like I do here, you can hang it on the wall. If you have one without a hole, you can drill one or you can glue some heavy duty magnets to the back and use on your fridge.)
2. Craft Tray – Use a baking sheet with an edge as a craft tray for a child or adult! It works great for keeping messes to a minimum and it allows you to transport your craft. And if you need to set your project aside, all your supplies are together when you come back to it!
3. Flower Pot “Saucer” – If you have a grouping of plants, you can use a baking sheet with an edge underneath them rather than having individual saucers. Plus, if you move your plants outside during the day, it’s a lot easier to carry them all out at once with the tray!
4. Travel Magnetic Game Board