More recycling! What a green blog this has been lately!
I've been recycling envelopes and magazines - that's right, 2 in 1 recycling :o)
The first couple of envelopes I'll show you were made by opening out a used envelope and sticking a magazine page over the top of the addressed side. Then cut off the excess and glue it all back together. This makes a good sturdy envelope.
On this one below, I used a page from a Playmobil catalogue. I like this one.
The next few envelopes were made from those boring envelopes you get with your bills. They were a bit more ripped so I chopped them up and made 'freestyle envelopes' - no template, just do it! I think it worked fairly well. I lined these with magazine pages. These are quite sturdy too. Although because they're irregular sizes, they're best used for letters instead of greetings cards.
The last lot of envelopes were just made from magazines. I made my own envelope templates by taking apart an envelope, drawing around it onto a piece of card (this card was from a cereal box - yet MORE recycling!) and cutting out the card. With the template, you can make all the envelopes you want.
These little envelopes above were made from pages of a catalogue and are a bit flimsy, but still quite cute. The envelope below was made from a page from Empire magazine and it's much thicker (although, obviously not as thick and the lined envelopes).
So you see, recycling IS fun! I've put some more pictures of the envelopes onto Flickr if you'd like to see them. My plastic crocheted bag is slowly coming along, although I'm running out of plastic bags so it's the perfect time to raid our friends' cupboards so that we can recycle their plastic bags. I'll update you when it's taken shape a bit more.
Something special is happening on Monday, so be sure to check back then.
How green have you been lately?