Aren't these little gears so cute.
Can you believe I made them with those coffee/hot chocolate sleeves?
Added a brad to the centers and they make a great embellishment.
There are so many uses for these coffee/hot chocolate sleeves that you get when you order a take out drink.
Here are some of the ones I have found...well actually my SIL Sharon collects them for me ;)
I really like the plain ones as you don't have to worry about either covering up the writing or work around it.
The ones I found most interesting are these black ones. They are made with a type of foam.
This is what I made these gears out of.
These ones are shown with the back smooth side of the foam sleeve. The ones in the top photo are made with the corrugated side of the foam sleeve.
Not only have I used these sleeves to cut shapes out of, I have also used the full sleeve to make a flip page.
The left side of this book has the sleeve closed up.
I used a thin magnet to keep it closed, but when you open it up, you have a place for photos or journaling.
This was a mini album that Becky won in one of my give aways :)
To see the whole mini album click on "Becky's Mini"
To see how I made this flip page, click on "Christmas Ornament Tutorial" go to 11:05 on the time to see just that part.
I have also just decorated a sleeve for a special treat for some of my friends :)
I actually got this idea from Paperdrama on YouTube.
I have also seen whole mini albums made with these coffee/hot chocolate sleeves.
So next time take a second look at something before you toss it or put it in the recycle bin, you may come up with a creative and interesting way to re-purpose it.
Hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)