12.7.13

Recycling crafts with Washi tape

Recycling Crafts with Washi tape
Recycling crafts
Dear friends it feels wonderful to be back to blogland! I was so thrilled that so many of you missed me enough to email ,comment ,message and even call me up to see if I was alright !Thank you so much ....I was so touched!!
Well we had bought a huge new house and all my time went into caring for it so I couldn't craft or blog!!Now things are settling down and hopefully I will get snatches of crafting time!
My blog friend Priya owns an awesome craft shop and she sent me some Washi tape to use in a recycling craft.This is the first time I tried washi tape and boy it was so quick and easy to use washi to recycle some plastic containers into what else but a DIY washi tape/ ribbon holder!
Recycling crafts
My ribbon/tape holder looks like a little lamp shade [My inspiration is the gorgeous wine glass lamp shade made by the super talented Daksha] .The hood comes off and you can place the ribbon/washi tape on the shaft [which is actually an used pen wrapped in washi tape] of this DIY ribbon holder.
Recycling crafts
The picture below shows the washi tape on the shaft and the under surface of the hood with a central plastic rim which snugly fits the shaft of the DIY ribbon holder
Recycling crafts
The pic shows all the washi tape I own but even if you have a huge collection you can easily and quickly make any number of these ribbon holders as its a super simple inexpensive recycling craft.
Recycling crafts

DIY Ribbon/Washi Tape holder tutorial
Here are the items I used to make my Lampshade Ribbon/Tape holder

  • Gems container- I used one hemispherical half of it.Alternately use a jar lid or even a Styrofoam hemisphere
  • Goodnight mosquito repellent bottle- or any small glass/plastic bottle with a small neck
  • Used pen- wrap in washi tape
  • Washi tape--makes beautifying plastic super easy and quick as the pretty tape as its own strong adhesive!
  • Glue gun - optional-I used it to stick the pom pom lace and the plastic rim on the hood of the DIY washi tape holder

Recycling crafts
  1. Make the Base of the Lampshade-I recycled a mosquito repellent bottle to form the base of the lampshade. I removed the pink stick and rinsed the bottle to get rid of all the residual insecticide.The plastic rim inside this bottle snugly fits a pen or pencil.You can use any small necked bottle as an alternative and if your bottle neck is large ,make it small enough to fit your pen with clay/sponge/paper/any other crazy thing you can think of!
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  2. Make the Shaft of the lampshade-Use an used pen or any rod like structure you wish to recycle and cover it with washi tape
  3. Make the Dome of the lampshade-Cover the hemispherical dome of the plastic container with washi tape.Stick the inner plastic rim from another goodnight bottle on the center of the inside of the dome using a glue gun /double sided foam tape /other strong adhesive.Alternately fashion this central stopper using clay or mseal wrapped around your shaft so as to form a snugly fitting stopper for your DIY Ribbon holder.
Recycling crafts
I used sticker rhinestones,plastic butterflies,glitter strips, pom pom lace,pearls ,feathers and a ribbon flower to embellish my DIY Ribbon/Washi tape organizer.
Recycling crafts
I made this ribbon/tape holder as a Guest DT project for Priya's "recycling with washi tape" challenge this month .If you have some gorgeous washi tape do drop by the color conceptions challenge blog and for my Indian readers who want to get their hands on washi tape do drop by Priya's shop The Craft Shop.In
Eagerly awaiting your comments on how you like this super easy project.
If you like this recycling craft do have a look at my compilation on Recycling Crafts

112 comments:

  1. Congrats on new home. Wonderful creation for washi tape.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you Melissa..its my first time using washi

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful <3 much love...! Nice to see u back...!

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  3. Please do put up pics of ur beautiful new home...

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    1. Well ha ha I actually dont have pics...I think I must take some soon!!

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  4. Hi Sonia!!Welcome back....its great to see you back in your own characteristic innovative crafting mode!! love the ribbon flower and the cute doll too!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Suman..both the ribbon flower and doll are from the local market

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  5. It's gorgeous:) I really love your work:) Hugs, Malgorzata

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    1. Thank you so much--it was so simple to make

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  6. Dr Sonia SV,
    I am very happy with your return. I missed your beautiful and creative work as well as their sweet words of your comments on my blog. Worth waiting for more that your project recycling disposables that your hands are transformed into objects of art.
    Hugs!

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    1. Nagela I missed visiting such a talented artist such as yourself!

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  7. It's so good to see you back,, and congrats for your new house..now coming to the project ,,I really regret on throwing away millions of mosquito repellant bottles :( anyway its never too late,,what a brilliant project and great use of washi tapes..

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    1. Ha ha ..I must admit I threw away quite a few too before this idea struck!!

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  8. Dr. Sonia
    Wow!
    Congratulations and very happy in their new home!
    Hugs!

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  9. Welcome back Dr.sonia..... I had been following ur tutes and easy crafts even b4 I began blogging and I was wondering about wat happened to u. Nice to c u back. Hoping to c more inspiring posts like dis washi tape holder. Fab work

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    1. Thank you Sujana..I hope I will be able to craft and blog like before!!

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  10. Lovely and Gorgeous ..the colors are very pretty .
    Happy yo see you again .
    Angelin.

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    1. Thank you Angelin..feels good to be back

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  11. Welcome back Sonia, fabulous recycling like always.

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  12. Congrats for your new Home...! Fantastic project to break ur break from blog-land..Amazing recycling of mosquito repellent bottle..loved the cute look you have given to the holder.

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    1. Thank you Pooja..I always eagerly await your posts to see what you recycle too!!

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  13. Welcome back Sonia, fabulous recycling like always.

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  14. Welcome back Sonia, fabulous recycling like always.

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..I am off to your blog!

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  15. Sonia
    Congratulations on the new home.
    Lovely project and I love the colors.
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna..yes I stayed away from my usual pink in this one!

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  16. Welcome back, Sonia!! You have been missed!! This is absolutely gorgeous and so creative!! I love the look!! And the tutorial is fabulous as always!! Congratulations on your new house!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa..I have a lot of catching up to do when I visit you

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  17. hey doctor , welcome back and lovely to see your creation.grt work as always.

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    1. Thank you Kavitha...I am so happy to be back and reading your comment

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  18. So pleased to see you back in blog land . Hope you enjoy your new home. It does take a while to settle in and make it your own. Brilliant make with the washi tape. I love your recycling ideas that you come up with. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Oh yes it almost feels as if the house is alive like a little child which requires taking care of!!

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  19. Welcome back Sonia,and congats on your new home...what a fun and very clever project,and so very pretty,love the colours...

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy..I missed your fabulous projects sooo much!

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  20. Welcome back dear Sonia! I am really glad that everything is okay. Congratulations on your new home. I'm sure you'll all enjoy.
    This new work is adorable and so cute! Hugs from Croatia!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and yeah I am already in love with my home though like a baby it requires a lot of love and care!

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  21. Congrats on your new home, I'm sure you must have a huge crafty room too, LOL!
    Well you came back with a thumbs up, love your projects... So amazing and beautiful....

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    1. Dear Shirl ..thank you ..yes the craft room cum work room is huge but its on the topmost floor so I get too lazy to climb the stairs to craft!!

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  22. Congrats on your new home, how exciting. Sure happy to have you back gracing my computer monitor with our beautiful creations. Your Washi Taoe Holder is FABULOUS!!! You always pay such close attention to detail. I LOVE IT. Would like to invite you to link it up over at 2 Creative Chicks 3D Challenge.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  23. FAb idea, TFS, lovely pictures !! have a fab weekend, hugs, Marion

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  24. welcome back dear, felt very happy to see ur post, the project is awesome and i am loving it

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    1. SO glad to hear Shylaashree

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  25. Congratulations for your new home :) and what a fab idea to make a washi holder! as always there's soo much to learn out of your tutorials.

    Shivani
    www.magickrafts.com

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  26. Welcome back Dr sonia ..Its so good to see you in the blogland again ..You were missed :) ..And congrats on your new house and GD- ing for color conception ..I love your DIY washi tape holder ..not only is it very pretty but a fabulous idea too ..Thank you so much for sharing !!

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    1. Ha Ha I am enjoying hearing that..I guess I should disappear more then!!

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  27. Welcome back! So nice to see you posting again! Congrats on your new home!! Love your Washi Tape holder, and I adore that sweet baby doll! Carri~Abusybee

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  28. This is really cute and creative! I need a better way to store my deco and washi tape :)

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    1. Thank you Grace..am off to visit you

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  29. Helllooo!!! *grin* hehehe! I've missed you a looot! Great to see you! :)

    your washi tape holder beyond awesome! What a lovely idea!

    congratulations on your new home Sonia :)

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    1. Sindhu so good to have you drop in and I was so touched you messaged me too!!

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  30. Brilliant idea and adorable project.Thanks for sharing the tut.Congrats on your new house.How fun it is to decorate a new house.Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you Pallavi..ha ha you are right its huge enough for me to experiment on!

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  31. Sonia it is indeed great to have you back and with a big bang at that!! This is an exquisite creation and I hope you have loads of fun creating your own pieces for your new home!!
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    Chris

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    1. Thank you Chris..your rightly guessed it..now I aim to make stuff for the home but there are lots of kids in the neighborhood and I need lots of birthday cards too!

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  32. HI Sonia,
    Trust me I was a bit concerned about your disappearance from blogland and was wondering what was up. I had some health issues that were taking my time and energy and I often thought of you because these issues were ENT related.
    So glad that you are well and setting up a new home, That can be hard work and involving too. Glad all is ok. LOVE this new art work from you. So cute and what lovely colours.
    Love,
    M

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    1. Oh so sweet of you Monica and dont hesitate to write to me about anything ENT related

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  33. hiiii n a hearty welcome Dr. SONIA...Congrats for your new
    Home...! Fantastic project
    to comebk ..brilliant recycling of
    mosquito repellent
    bottle..loved the cute look....waiting to see more fab projeects frm u.

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    1. Thank you so much Shalu ..I feel good to be back and drop by all my dear friends posts

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  34. Congrats Sonia.... We missed you a lot...Very happy see your post...What a nice recycling...Loved it...

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu..though I was off blogging I did think about all my friends and especially you when my kiddo had a school project and my brain refused to function!!!

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  35. How fun and what a great use for the Washi tape! Congrats on your new house! I was wondering where you've been! Hope the move goes (went) well!

    And thanks for stopping by and seeing me at my blog, too!

    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan..oh we did have our share of miserable times but now all is settling down!!

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  36. Congratulations on your new house. This tutorial is so interesting. Hope you post more tutorials as you are doing up your house. :).

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    1. Thank you so much Swetha..have a couple of half completed tutorials in the making which I hope I will be able to post in a week

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  37. Welcome back Sonia.. Fantastic project..Loz

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    1. Thank you so much Loz..have missed you

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  38. This is SHEER brilliance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. So nice to see you Pritesh and a humble bow..no brilliance here only magic of recycling!

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  39. Hallo Sonia, du hast schon wieder wunderschöne Dinge gebastelt. So viel Arbeit, nachdem du dein Haus eingerichtet hast.
    Vielen Dank, für deine lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog.
    Liebe Sonntagsgrüsse, Ulla

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  40. Congratulations on the new home.Lovely project!!

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    1. Thank you so much Priyadarshini

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  41. Welcome Back doc.....i have missed your warm posts n tutorials....lovely project!!

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    1. Thank you so much Bijal..I have indeed missed dropping in to my friends blogs too

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  42. Very simple and useful tutorial doctor.

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    1. Thank you Suganthi..my daughter took it to school today as they are discussing recycling this week and she was so proud she was invited up to the principal's room to show our recycled project!!

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  43. welcome back , missed you !!!
    such an adorable creation, love it !!!!
    Paula

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  44. Hello Dr..good to see you posting and crafting..Congratulations on your new house.
    Your recycled project is awesome...now I have to think many times before throwing away repellents bottles rather I can't do that.Very pretty colors and so useful holder !!

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    1. Ha Ha you are making me grin ear to ear thinking of how many mosquito repellent bottles you are going to hoard!

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  45. So happy for you on your new home. Love your projects. So cute.
    Hugs, Patricia

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    1. Thank you Patricia..have missed seeing your gorgeous work

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  46. Congratulations on your new home! We moved back in March and I was not able to participate in any challenges or make anything for a while. Happy you are back! Your projects are so cute.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Pam...so good to have you drop in

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  47. Oh dear doc Welcome back...Such an awesome transformation to that mosquito repellent...Great project....And congrats on ur new home...Hope u have a great craft room for your crafting time :)

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    1. Thank you Sathya..yes I do have a craft room I can mess up..just little time to do it!!

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  48. Oh wow !
    Congrats on ur new home Sonia !
    I was wondering why we wer missing u so much on BGC !! Now i know ! :)
    Love ur project such a nice idea!
    Thankyou for leaving love on my blog.
    Hugs Pooja

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Pooja..yes I did miss my fav challenge blog too

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  49. Lovely as always Dr Sonia...Have you made that doll also?

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  50. Lovely as always Dr. Sonia....Have you made that doll also?

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    1. Thank you Shalini and no I didnt make the doll..it was a buy from a local stationary shop for 30 rupees!

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  51. Really missed you Doc. But what a come back! Thanks for sharing about craft shop. I will be a regular customer of that.

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    1. oh thank you Ranjana and yes Priya stocks some lovely stuff and since she in also in Chennai it will be even easier for you

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  52. Beautiful Work,your craft work always keeps me motivated:) And big time congratulations for your new home.

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    1. Thank you so much.I am humbled!!

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  53. super work sonia mam, soon i have to participate in those challenges......eagerly waiting for my stuff to come........
    http://purplekraft2012.blogspot.in/

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    1. Yes I did enjoy using these tapes!!

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  54. Beautiful upcycling Dr Sonia! I have been an avid but silent follower of your blog. I simply love the neat work and perfect finish that you give for every project of yours.. like performing a surgery with all the minute detailing :) Thanks a lot for visiting my space and for the encouragement!

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    1. Esvee...please be silent no more..I love to make friends with fellow crafters and love to drop in and visit.After all craft blogging is all about encouraging each other!!

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  55. Congratulations !!! on getting a new house !! i'm sure you must be having wonderful time decorating organizing your new house.. did u make yummy gorgeous crafting place in some corner yet? that would be so amazing to see so do share the pics.. would love to see them ..
    your project for washi tapes is awesome i love the beauty of it not only it is pretty but it is so useful as well !! simply love the yummy laces and patterns and colors and everything about it!
    yes about the pattern that i made (i know it is not that good as a branded pattern) but i was simply having fun creating and i think i will experiment using it on my next card or creation !! that would be so much fun .. using something that i created from scratch .. and not caring how it turns out !
    and welcome back to blogland even i have not been visiting blogs that often but i keep creating little bit whenever i feel like it..
    hope rest everything's going wonderful for you..
    love
    ayesha

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    1. Thank you so much Ayesha..I do have a supposed craft room on the top floor but now finding it easier to craft in the kitchen while cooking!!

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  56. This is what i call it as talent. Wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much Alka..what a sweet comment ..you made my day!!

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  57. Such a darling project! Love the colour! :)

    Congratulations on getting a new big house! Home decorating is always exciting...and time consuming. Guess you now have a craftroom? How awesome!

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  58. Who would think of recycling a mosquito repellent bottle? Very creative. Nice.

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    1. Thank you so much Sharanyaa..I did have fun making it

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  59. good work with recycling i too lve it :)
    http://crafthaaven.blogspot.in/ just visit mine and have a look

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  60. love to see you come back :)!! love the colours you have used & the idea is awesome some more stuffs add on to my recycling spree

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  61. veryyyyyyyyy nice

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  62. Wow love this pretty recycling.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  63. Hi Dr Sonia, I am a bit slow to comment here as we have finally moved back home. So can relate to your absence. Now I am enjoying catching up on what everyone has been doing. This is such a clever little project and a pretty way to store washi tapes. Hope the new house is going well.

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