Friday, 24 January 2014

I cant throw pretty stuff out

I put my new Mollie Makes calendar up in my crafty cupboard at the start of the month and I couldn't bear to part with the old one.  Pages and pages of pretty stuff, just too good to chuck.
 Using a little envelope template (google it or make one yourself) I cut out each of the 12 pages drawing around my simple template on the back.
 Oskar was helping, but he got bored and napped instead.
 Folded them over and with a smidgen of pritt stick I had 12 adorable mini envelopes. 

 I use mini envelopes to keep my re-used paper hexagons in when paper piecing.
 The back page was calling me too, still too pretty to chuck but too thick to make into envelopes.
 I found some little key ring blanks in my cross stitch stash and make a new keyring for the back door key.

 Had I had enough I could have made dozens, but in the meantime I will hoard these away, too pretty to chuck.

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16 comments:

Jenn M said...

Pretty! My friend and I used to mail each other letters in envelopes made from pretty catalogues and calendars. It was such a treat to get one in the mail!
A great idea to use them for your hexagons; that way you don't have to give them away:)
I love the key ring idea too.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Jenn@JennsCraftyWorld

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh Goodness, the envelopes are inspired - you clever thing you. Xx

moonstruckcreations said...

What an absolutely fantastic idea! I too find it hard to throw away pretty things.

Helenxx

Tracy said...

What a fantastic way to recycle your calendar, thinking what I can use now !!

Wendy said...

good idea! After I've had my craft mags for a while, I take them apart and file the patterns I want to make, I could use some of the pretty pages I'm discarding for little envelopes

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Dinki Dots said...

Gorgeous re-use ideas - they look so pretty!
Maria x

hart44 said...

What a clever idea :) I frame my calendar pic's :) I hate to throw anything and always looking for new ways to recycle pretty things :)xx

lemonade kitty said...

Love the idea of the envelopes, x

dosierosie said...

You clever ole' thing, what a brilliant idea.
Gillx

Sew,ray,me said...

Oh my goodness! You are my new thrifty goddess guru! Love these envelopes so much, what a fab idea! And the keyrings - so pretty :)

Josie-Mary said...

Brillant idea :) x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Such lovely and whimsical note cards!

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koralee said...

So very creative of you. I do have that lovely calendar too and can not part with it. Your blog is delightful ....thank you so much for visiting me the other day. Off to take a peek at some of your past posts. Happy New Week to you.

qwiksave said...

Love these ideas! I've collected calendars for years that need to be made into something. I'm sure anything I made would be given the grunge treatment though! If you need some more of those keyrings, I'm sure I remember seeing a large bag of them in Hobbycraft for just £2. One of the few items in there that is reasonably priced! Nicky{Creative Flourishes} x

MargoBowBells said...

I have just stumbled across your charming blog !! I love ephemera goodies and keep all sorts of things for my mini scrapbooks.....any type of craft makes you a magpie doesnt it ? ! I have yet to begin my own weight loss journey but you have done so so well....good for you !!