Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Things to Do with Burlap #1 - Recycling Bin

 

     Do you use those blue recycling bins in the house? The ones that are really useful, but ugly?

     Well, I have a lot of them and use them too religiously to hide them away in a cabinet or out of sight. So, for my first “Mecca of Burlap” project, I prettied them up a bit.

HOT GLUE + TRASH BIN + BURLAP =

     Word of caution-burlap has a really open weave and when you are pushing it down onto hot glue, it comes through and burns your fingers! I have four more of these bins to do as soon as my fingers cool off.

No one said that you can’t recycle and be stylish at the same time!

 

17 comments:

3 Blessings said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

The Whispering Creek House said...

hey! I like this well done!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a great project! I love this!!

Jane said...

I love it!! I really like the print on the burlap. I am into using burlap right now.....I found several yards at a thrift store for pennies....I look forward to seeing more of your burlap projects.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Ow! Hot glue = pain! But the end result sure is wonderful!

Olive Rue said...

Now if that isn't the most clever idea I've seen in a long time I don't know what is. I love it Gwen.

Olive Rue said...

How did you ad your google adsense to the comments section? That's a good idea of placement too.

Christina said...

This is just fantastic. Love your coffee sacks.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a great job! Thanks for that tip on burning your fingers...I always seem to find a way to fry myself with that glue gun~

Struggler said...

Looks lovely and your hot glue warning will no doubt save many shrieks around the world as folk emulate you!

Sue said...

Oh Gwen, This is just too cute. Love seeing what you are doing with these sacks! Let me know when I can send you some bucks, okay? hugs, Sue

Audra said...

Ooh, glue gun burns are the worst! Don't go to my doctor if you need medication though...LOL! Love the burlap, how creative and ergonomically pleasing! Just too cauute!

Dawn said...

Awesome! And you got it so straight too! Mine would be all slanted! What's next?
Dawn

Anne~fiona and twig said...

This is genius! Love it.
I discovered your blog tonight, plan on coming back frequently!
All the best,
Anne

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Great idea! Wish I had a huge stash of burlap to work with!!

Cheryl said...

Thats super cute. I often times make "finger covers" using masking tape when I use hot glue. I place several pieces at the ready so I can replace them fast when I really get going.

FrugalMom said...

I would never have thought of putting the two together, but what a fantastic idea. The result looks great!

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