I know because I am a craft supplies junkie! But in recent years, I have leaned more and more towards finding my craft supplies in the recycling bin.
I like to find the base material in the waste recycling and then use bought in craft supplies to turn junk into gems
Do you ever look at a jar, box or bottle and think - this is way too pretty to throw away - what can I make with it?
That's what happened when I was washing this empty plastic honey bottle ready to put in the blue bin.
No, I cried - this will become something else!
To see the full tutorial video click here to go to my YouTube channel.
Although I used a few other craft supplies that I had bought, the main base for this project was junk - I love a challenge!
Plastic isn't easy to dress up. It's cheap looking and lightweight - so my challenge was to take the plastic look away while working with the lovely shape of the squeezy honey bottle.
And I also needed to give it a more solid feel.
Using the Starlights Metallic paints from Imagination Crafts helped to take away the plastic look and give the bottle a golden glow which I contrasted with a dark emerald color.
Starlights metallic paints are one of my most loved craft supplies.
For this project, I have sponged the paints on to get a lovely textured feel to take away the smoothness of the plastic bottle. It kind of masks the fact that the incense holder was actually once a squeezy plastic honey container.
These paints are metallic and have a wonderful glow to them in certain light - especially sunlight - that I have not seen in other paints.
I was especially pleased with the way they covered the plastic.
If you want to find these paints and you live in the UK - visit the Keep On Crafting Website - although I think owner Mandy does ship products worldwide.
If you live in the US or anywhere else served by Amazon.com and you don't want to ship in from the UK, have a look in my Amazon store - Rainbow Lane where you will find a set of Americana Dazzling Metallic Paints.
You will also find a selection of craft brads to use like I did in the video.
I have not used these paints but they seem to be the closest I can find to Starlight paints and I would love to try them out - they sound wonderful.
If you want to know how I made this lightweight bottle heavier so it wouldn't knock over easily, watch my video on how I did the project from start to finish.
My videos are shot from an angle where you can clearly see everything I am doing. And, I try to cut out as much non-essential footage as possible in the final edit as I know time is valuable.
You can find the video here on my YouTube channel.
It's an short easy to follow film and I hope it inspires you to look for your craft supplies in the trash!