Friday, December 26, 2008

December Blog Hop: Trash!


Blog Hop?? Already??

Actually, I've been thinking 'trash to treasures' a lot the past few days, but with no camera to photograph, I thought I was doomed. Then, word came that Santa might be bringing me a camera, so I started to think of things to make...

On Christmas Eve we do 'crackers', and as the paper pieces were being thrown away, I saw them in a new light.


See the popped crackers?? They have little toys inside, which we pretty instantly throw away, so don't ask me why we do them~ I guess we love to wear the little paper hats inside, lol...



How do they look as favors?? I punched the Marvy pink scallop circles in Pure Poppy, and cut the torn crackers into pieces. They were already a tube, and you can see how the tubes were cut to allow the middles to fold in. I hope I'm making sense. I then glued the cut parts to the punched circle, and done they were!! These crackers have pictures in one direction only, so I am only able to get two favors from one cracker- since the bottom section has no cut edges to glue. Still, I had a dozen crackers, so I could get 24 favors from them. If I wanted to dig in the trash, that is!!

Oh, and if you are thinking Santa brought me a camera with bad color images, it's not true. I am still camera-less, sigh.

19 comments:

Jen Caputo said...

oh wow, those turned out so cute! I keep seeing those poppers in the store and wondering what could be done with them :)

Latisha said...

fun project
I want a new camera too :)

Sara Paschal said...

Love the crackers they are fun to make. Wonderful job!

Lori said...

Great way to reuse these!

Marge said...

Wow, very clever! Love these!!!

Jen said...

Great projects...love the little pop crackers.

Tessa said...

Sorry no camera - but super cute favors!!!!

Terri said...

Nice job. I am glad to see you got time to participate after all. Sorry about the camera.

Regan said...

what a totally cool idea!!

Verna said...

Super cute! We do the crackers too but haven't had such great paper.

Sharon said...

So vintage looking!

Ravengirl said...

Ohhh, now I regret telling my mother to just throw the cracker bits in the trash! Sorry about the no camera deal from Santa :(

Chris said...

never thought of remaking crackers, great idea!!

calliezant said...

The favors look great...good too to see those vintage images reused. I love that. Hope you get your new camera soon.

Radiogirl said...

I don't know if I know what poppers are, but nice job.

Deanna said...

Fantastic idea! They turned out great!

Lee said...

Very smart idea. Good job.

Donelda said...

What a great idea!! I LOVE them!! I made cards with our christmas crackers but that was last year, I had to do somehting different this year!! Nice job!!

krista said...

What a great idea!!! Those are adorable!!!m