Recrafting Geek


Floppy Disk Cube Holder

Posted in Uncategorized by recraftinggeek on October 10, 2011

As I was cleaning out my garage for a garage sale, I found a handful of floppy disks, and I loved how they were all the same color. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, so I decided to glue them together into a cube-like structure.

Materials: 5 Floppy Disks, hot glue, clear photo corners and 5 of your favorite pictures.

Simply outline the edges of the floppy disk with hot glue and stick them together to form a cube with the top left open. Make sure each floppy disk’s metal edge is facing down. Once that has dried, use the top half for your picture of choice.  To do this and allow for photo change later in life, use the clear photo corners and fit your picture accordingly. 🙂

This is a fun and cute way to keep your old floppy disks from ending up in the landfills.

Stay Green 🙂

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Cardboard Decorations

Posted in Home Decorations by recraftinggeek on September 21, 2011
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I used to take toilet paper rolls and make kaleidoscopes, but sooner or later they would end up in the trash.  I began searching for ideas online and ran across a great idea on craftgawker.com.

What you will need:

Paper towel/toilet paper rolls

Paint (color of your choice)

Hot glue gun

For months, I collected paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls.  Once I thought I had enough, I flattened them.  I made each petal a little over an inch thick.  For toilet paper rolls, I could make 4 petals. After they were all cut, I took black paint and painted each petal inside and out. Trust me, this takes a long time.  Just wait for a marathon of your favorite show and work on it at your coffee table (don’t forget to lie something down on the table first, preferably something that could be washed off and used again later). When the painting is all done, glue the corners of 5 petals together using a hot glue gun.

And there you have it! A great way to save those cardboard rolls from the landfills and to decorate your place! You can hang them however you want: centered on your wall in a design, taking up the corner of your wall, or framing a corner of one of your doors like I did.

Have fun with it and enjoy being green!