Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge

This week's challenge at The Pink Elephant was to create something by recycling something. Since spring is here my crafting and spare time starts going towards my gardening so this week I made something for my garden. They're plant markers. Since they're going to be stuck in the pots they had to be weather proof. I used some old silverware (knives) and pop cans as my recycled items. I used alcohol inks on my knives to give them some color. The flower & butterfly we cut from the pop cans using my cuttlebug and the tags I punched out with one of my punches. I had fun creating these and was thrilled to find out I could die cut and punch the aluminum cans. I see some more garden crafting out of these in the future.


Here's the plant markers.




Be sure to head over to The Pink Elephant to see what the other design team members made and if you participate in the challenge just add your link to Mr. Linky.

6 comments:

Ann said...

wow Trudi what a good idea and don't the colours look gorgeous.

Ann xxx

Robin said...

These are so cool Trudi! I may have to do this for my garden!! Great idea!

Angela said...

What a cute idea, never would have thoght of it but would be great fora party...

Carol said...

What a great idea!! they look fab and they beat the wooden sticks hands down :)

Hugs
Carol x

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

These are so uniqhue! What a fun idea!!

Crafty Tami said...

I love your idea Trudi!

There is so much that can be done with it!

Thanks for sharing it.