Cardboard tubes recrafted!

January 17th, 2009 in member junk     
JulieAnnMade JulieAnnMade, member
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This used to be an industrial photo paper tube.It is covered with recycled packing paper and even the beads I glued on are reclaimed broken bead bits.The bottoms are all recycled chipboard pieces from boxes.
These used to be the cores to large rolls of packing tape.They are also covered in recycled paper,etc.
This used to be an industrial photo paper tube.It is covered with recycled packing paper and even the beads I glued on are reclaimed broken bead bits.The bottoms are all recycled chipboard pieces from boxes.

This used to be an industrial photo paper tube.It is covered with recycled packing paper and even the beads I glued on are reclaimed broken bead bits.The bottoms are all recycled chipboard pieces from boxes.


I scavenged these from the trash bins at work originally.I could see such potential!Then people started saving them for me,once they saw what could be done with them.Other sources for those of you who do not work with photos and lots of packing tape(!) would be things like Pringles canisters and oatmeal canisters;and asking at your local UPS and photo shops.They would just be throwing them out anyway!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, container, paper, maine, cardboard, upcycled, recycled, multicolor

Comments (4)

suewhitney writes: Great recycling idea! Love it! Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. Have fun on the site and I look forward to seeing many more of your ideas.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:48 am on January 18th
fellowjunker writes: Way to RECYCLE!!!! And welcome to the junkmarket site!!
xojanis Posted: 7:15 pm on January 17th
MimiToria writes: Great saves. I do the same type of thing from my office. Last week I saved 3 heavy duty containers that a computer program or something came in. They were in the recycle bin at work, and are like magazine holders. I plan to recover them and decopage them for storage in my studio. I also save all of the heavy grey tagboard type of dividers that are sent with office products and use them for altered art and projects. It all comes in so handy!
Thanks for another great idea of what to watch out for to recycle at the office.
Gretchen Posted: 7:03 pm on January 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi Radicalrecrafter,
Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. This is a great way to not only recycle but to make the space around you look better. I can see a grouping of these organizing rubber bands, paper clips, pens, etc. Great office gifts!

Can't wait to see more of your projects!
Candy Posted: 2:39 pm on January 17th
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