I like recycling & reusing things whenever I can. It’s makes crafting affordable, especially with a toddler. Most of the items I use these days have come from things I probably would have thrown away anyways. You can check out my full list of items you could “recycle” for crafts, on my Crafty Busy Box Supply Ideas Post.
And have you ever noticed that when you cut celery, the bottom looks like a flower? You know, the part that you throw away?
Well…don’t throw it away next time. Instead put them aside for a great afternoon craft that day. You can make some fun gift bags (or other things) by using the end of the celery as a stamp. I’ll show you how.
First grab your supplies-Heads of celery, with the top cut off; Paint; Paper plate; Lunch Sacks/Gift bags; Paint brush; Painter’s tape;
Squirt some paint on a paper plate. I decided to mix my colors to create a Tye-dye effect.
To make it easier for myself, I used a piece of painter’s tape to hold my paper sack down while I was stamping.
You can either paint your paint on the celery using a brush or press the celery stamp directly in the paint. Once you do that, press it on the gift bag to make a design.
Let dry completely.
Then stuff with your favorite gift/treats & top with tissue paper. These would also be great to decorate lunch sacks for your child. P.S. I did send my husband to work with one of these fun lunch sacks :)
And if you don’t like the idea of lunch sacks or gift bags, you can use fabric paint instead & decorate Tshirts or canvas bags . Whatever you have in mind for decorating, this stamp idea works great.
When you are all done with your “stamp” just throw it away.
Hope it inspired you! Join us tomorrow for our Crafty Thursday Obsessions Linkup Party. Hope to see you then!