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Craft Supplies In Your Trash – Get Them Out and Use Them!

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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.
From plastic…
…to fantastic.

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!