IZEA ads

Sunday, July 15, 2012

This Time... Last Year




Almost the same time last year, my 11-month nephew had just left, leaving behind a lot of beautiful memories and dozens of baby food containers. Being my thrifty self, I had asked my SIL not to throw those cute Gerber plastic containers. We just washed and kept them aside. I simply wanted to retain the containers with absolutely no idea as to what to do with them. Nothing's new about it, I do this all the time!

A couple of days after my in-laws had left, I pulled out all the plastic containers that I had been collecting - yogurt containers, strawberry trays, cake boxes, baby food containers and a few more plastic boxes, all in varied shapes and sizes.

Here is what I pulled out from a dark deserted shelf in the kitchen.








The plastic containers that would have otherwise gone to the recycle bin, were re-used as planters.










I could not resist adding some designs to the shiny white ones. Grabbed the permanent marker and art-ified some yogurt and Gerber containers


Gerber before and after


Both complete


Yogurt??




While there was not much to do in the Gerber containers except to cover the manufacturing details with the design, the yogurt ones did need some patience. The print on it was scrapped off using a paper knife, to get the plain white surface. The knife however, does leave behind a not-so-smooth surface. Nail paint remover can be another option or just spray-paint the entire thing in desired color!

Another addition to Project: Trash to Life!! More can be found here, here, here and here.



P.S.- Please let me know if the new look is confusing and unfriendly for you as readers. Thanks!


Visit thecsiproject.com

21 comments :

  1. Great way to repurpose what is usually considered trash! And you made them so pretty!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!
      Happy to know that you liked my thrifty idea :)

      Delete
  2. Oh my.. that's impressive... Awesome way to reuse.. and recycle.. and quench your thirst for DIY and craft :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Patricia.. thanks :) I preserve half of my trash for reuse ;)

      Delete
  3. Awesome refashions! I would love for you to link to The CSI project this week for Refashions/Upcycles week. Each week we have a new challenge, new judge and new tutorials so come on over and link up!
    www.thecsiproject.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the invite. Linked and now following so that I can join in more often :)

      Delete
  4. Great transformation and love its design! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet words! Hope to see you often!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks... the designing part was very random.. glad you liked it.

      You'll see me in your land every now and then!

      Delete
  5. these are some great DIYs :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I will have to remember to save our yogurt containers come seed sowing time. Better than buying them at the store! And I LOVE that black pattern you drew! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha... so, now even you'll have a corner fully of cans and bottles :)

      All the best... I am sure you'll come up with something beautiful!

      Delete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ohhh my goddddddddddd impressed with ur kraftssssss very happy to find this kreative korner..Wish u will particpate in the giveaway..Hop on to my blog for details

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Will quickly hop over to try my luck! What's better than gifts and surprises :)

      Glad that you liked my thrifty projects! Hope to see you here often!

      Delete
  9. Your blog is beautiful :) N lovely pictures here :)


    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog earlier :)

    I'm new to the blogging world.. Come along and tell me your views about my blog :)
    And, Would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)

    New post is up: Inspirations is Handy

    ~Boomerang Plus

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the beautiful words!
      Following you now :)

      Delete
  10. Love it ♥ You are very inspiring dear.I just discovered your blog and really like it.! I just shared Rainbow Nails on my blog. If you have a minute, I would love to hear your comment.
    Also, let me know if you want us to follow each other. I will definitely follow you back...

    Blow a Rainbow
    Blow a Rainbow on Facebook
    O.X.Y.G.E.N.on Facebook
    Blow a Rainbow on Bloglovin
    Blow a Rainbow on Pinterest
    Blow a Rainbow on Lookbook
    Blow a Rainbow on Tumblr

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey Priscilla, thanks for stopping by! I just hopped on to your page and lemme tell ya that I want to rush to paint my nails now! The colors on your blog are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful!! Mind blowing creativity Tanya. Keep up the good work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Disha! Hope you are doing good :)

      Delete

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear your views...