First, I attempted to re-purpose an oatmeal canister by covering it with scrapbook paper and ribbons. Well, gluing paper onto a curved surface isn't the easiest thing, and my seams didn't turn out as smooth as I had hoped. So it now holds rulers in the kids' school room (aka dining room), but it's not picture-worthy for the blog.
My second attempt was much more successful. I used a thick piece of cardstock, scrapbook paper, hummingbird artwork from my Memories of a Lifetime Florals & Nature book, buttons, and a ribbon to create this wall-hanging. (Kudos to my 13 year old daughter for suggesting I use red paper with the hummingbird picture. I doubted her at first, and was looking for something more subtle, but she was right.)
The UHU All-Purpose Twist & Glue worked well and is holding the buttons on nicely. The glue flows smoothly, and although I feared it would show through my paper, it didn't after it was dry.
The UHU blog has some great crafts re-purposing items in honor of Earth Day this month. I hope I'll be able to receive more UHU samples and post about them. I get so busy with other tasks, that I don't take time for creating very often. This will help me make time for it.
P.S. While you're here, be sure to check out my giveaway for a $30 gift certificate to Good For the Kids store. Deadline to enter is April 26,2009 11:59 pm EDT.
Trusting in Him,