Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tips and Techniques Thursday

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my Thursday edition of tips and techniques.  I have one simple storage solution for you today.  When you buy embellishments, get rid of the packaging.  You can then go: 

from this

to this.

However, in the meantime, don't throw all of the packaging away until you take a good look at it and see if it can be used for other things, like using it as a mold to make more of the same embellishments like those you bought.  You can see how I used the plastic packaging as a mold to imitate the embellishments I purchased by filling them with paper clay, or some other air dry clay.  You can, of course, use clay that needs to be baked in an oven, but of course, you would need to remove it from the plastic packaging.  

In the meantime, I will finish these off and show you what I did with them.  So, please stop by again next week for another adventure with my clay embellishments.   Have a good week and happy crafting!  Barbara


  1. got a serious and wonderful collection of emblishments...Swweeeet..great idea on recycling packaging..I will have to read up on paper clay..just happen to see those two words together today somewhere..never heard of it..but sounds like a good thing to have..thanks for the great tip..until next time..hugs

  2. Thanks. That's what you call a mega sale at Michaels... 40% off the embellishments, and further 25% off entire purchase, including sale items. Really sweeeet! :)