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Brenda Weaver has a monthly post on her blog called, "Makeover Monday," that features projects using items repurposed for paper crafting. Brenda altered the tin can, shown below, by spray painting it and adding a few details. It now serves as a plant pot. Here is how she did it, "These cans are recycled large vegetable cans but coffee or baby formula cans would work just as well. I gave them a few coats of white spray paint and attached my note cards with ribbon."
Nerissa Alford found a new purpose for a simple jar. She altered it to make it a cute storage jar. See photo below "The jar is a repurposed one I received when I bought a jar of buttons. I wanted cute storage so I embellished it. I spray painted the lid & added ribbon around the lid. I used paper ribbon around the jar & added a felt heart & paper crown. So easy! I’ve made these as gifts for teachers." More of Nerissa’s work can be seen on her blog here or in her shop here.
Sandra Curry made a mini album using CDs. I love how she used her circle punch to make the pages appear as flowers. Here is Sandra’s process: "To make the album I i covered CD’s with cardstock. (trace, cut out…sand edges and ink). To make the petals I used my circle punch and sandwiched between two CD’s. (Super Easy) Punch a hole through the CD’s with your Crop-a-Dile. Decorate." You can see one photo below and many more are shown here.