A while back, I took a piece of junk mail and saved it from a landfill by turning it into some wall art for my kitchen. Click here to see that post.
A local Japanese restaurant mailed out menus to everyone in town. The menus were made from thick paper and had a nice picture that totally redeemed this piece of junk mail. Normally, something like this would be tossed into the trash without a second thought.
So I cut it out and dressed it up a bit with some ribbon. Then I found a nice matching frame from my stash. And here it is! One less piece of junk mail in a landfill and a new decoration for me!
I know…I’m weird. 😉 Soooo, am I the only one who does this?
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I don't think your weird I think your brilliant!!! When someone is truly creative they see art in everything. I love that you added the ribbon, that was such a nice touch. It really is very pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Fabulous. The additional of the ribbons was a wonderful idea. You certainly have a nice "stash" of frames. 🙂
Good for you on seeing art where someone may not have! And how pretty! The elements you've chosen for your 'picture' are perfect!Donna
Very cute and clever. Nice save! The ribbons are a good idea and your frame is really nice.
Very nice save of something others might have automatically consigned to a landfill without a second thought. Or maybe I think that because just last week I made a collage project from the announcement of the public library summer reading program.
Such a cool idea. You are a true re-purposer!Sarah
very neat idea. I guess my junk mail is really junk, because Publishers Clearing house wouldn't frame too well.
Lovely picture, clever idea to use ribbons!HugsCharo
Absolutely fantastic. And no, you are not the only one who does this. I can't seem to throw anything away and it is making me absolutely crazy. My husband thinks I'm nuts. Ha! You would never know this menu was once headed to the garbage. You have really turned this into something fabulous. Great work. If you check out creativecarmelina.blogspot.com she also uses pictures from mail order forms to make some fantastic bookmarks, artwork. Have a great week. 🙂 Tammy
Hi again! I was just going through some of your older posts. Love how you and your husband met. My husband and I met on a blind date and the rest is history. That was 18 years ago. My mom is from Millersburg OH and has moved back there — I also have aunts and an uncle in Wooster so will be there this summer. I haven't been to the Mesopotamia area. Loved the General Store you posted. And I really like how you used jute to makeover that Goodwill lamp. Looks fabulous. You are certainly thrifty and great at updoing items. Best wishes, Tammy
How Cute!! I'll have to start paying better attention to my junk mail!!
Doesn't look like junk or mail anymore! Wow what a change. Jane F.
Love this junk rehab! Waste not, want not, right?! This post, or one like it, would be great to link to my Tips & Tricks linky party, starting back up tonight.I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:ASK THE YANKEE – MONDAYSTIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY TIME TRAVEL THURSDAYYou can get the details here:http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.htmlEach party runs for six days, so come on by!Hope to see you there!Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
I think doing this is smart! I know it sure will make me look at my junk mail a little closer now…mostly what I am getting these days are credit cards apps…not pretty framed! LOL!!! Come over for a vist!!!
I love this, the frame, the ribbon and the pic together look fantastic! Good job!
That looks so beautiful, as if it were for sale at an art store! I've thought of doing this, but I didn't carry thru. This is my inspiration for sure.