Here are some cute purses for the ladies

Flowers from scrap fabric and buttons








These are just a few simple ways that you can turn scrap fabric, buttons, or an old book or magazine into a cute flower that you can then put on a hair pin, necklace, headband, bracelet, ring, or add to the neckline of any plain old t-shirt you have lying around.  The possibilities are endless.

Block Pendant Tutorial

First, you’re going to want to collect your materials.  I chose for my blocks to use an old art magazine, Chinese newspaper, and used gift-wrap for the outside of my pendants.  You will also need to use a lightweight material block for the inside.  I decided to use some old plastic dominos I found at a yardsale.  Also needed will be some type of glue and scissors.






The first thing you’re going to want to do is find a page in a magazine that you would like to turn into a pendant.  Then, measure out the size of the paper that needs to go around the block.  Do this in whatever manner you wish, but make sure it is big enough. Too big is better than too small in this case, because you can always cut extra off.

Next, you will want to lay your block on the paper like pictured, and glue two of the edges down.  I have found that it is easier to glue the short sides first.

The next step is to glue one of the long ends down and make sure it is secure and evenly distributed over your block base so that there are no wrinkles in the paper on the block. 

Once you are finished with this, you will want to do the other side in the same manner.  This has given you your basic block for the pendant.







Now that you have your blocks created, you can start working on turning them into pendants and creating your own necklaces.

Here’s the original post that sparked it all.

Think About It




*By using recycled paper, 60% of the water normally needed in paper manufacturing is saved

*Manufacturing products out of recycled paper reduces water pollution by 35% and air pollutants by 73%

*1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours

*1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power the computer you are on right now for 25 minutes

*1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 30 watt light bulb for 6 hours

*Recycling a print run of one Sunday issue of the New York Times would spare 75,000 trees

Go green today and help to be a part of the solution


*Over 10,000 different magazines are published annually in the United States

 *1 ton of magazine paper takes over 15 trees to produce

*2,600 magazines are sold every minute in the UK

Most of these magazines will be read once or twice and then discarded.  Here are a few ideas of how to creatively recycle your old magazines

Magazine Bangles















Magazine Block Pendants

Magazine Purse

Recycled Dresses