Trash to be treasured!

Shruti’s July challenge says that Trash should be treasured 🙂 Below are my treasures, from a couple of months ago –

My first submission is a flower made from used dryer lint.  I coloured the lint using diluted acrylic paint, scrunched it up to make petals and then tied the petals together with tread.

The second submission are again flowers, made using the brown tube underneath tissue and toilet paper.  These are very simple to make –

  1. Start collecting the brown tube beneath toilet/tissue paper .  Family may look at you strangely and wish to disown you, but keep at it, remember perseverance pays!
  2. You can arrive at the desired number of tubes if you can befriend your neighbour and have them also contribute to your loot 🙂
  3. Once you have your tubes, make marking on them about an inch apart and using a good pair of scissors cut the tubes on the markings. This will give you nice petal like shapes.
  4. Paint the petals with whatever colour you choose.
  5. Hot glue these shapes together and embellish the flower with anything you fancy.

Untill next time!




  1. Shruti said,

    July 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Great. Linking them.

  2. Swaram said,

    July 18, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Superb entries!

    • Shankari said,

      July 18, 2010 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Swaram, you are really good for my ego you know 🙂

  3. priyaiyer said,

    July 19, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Hey, both of them are so lovely. You are SO talented. 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      July 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Oh you should see Shruti’s artsy-craftsy, there are some seriously talented moms there. Thanks to the blogworld all the hidden talents are coming to light!

  4. Vidya said,

    July 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wow! Both the flowers look awesome!! Btw, I think am here the first time:) Nice space..

  5. Paroma said,

    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Gosh! What a smart idea 🙂 Must try.

    • Shankari said,

      July 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      Do give it a shot. The toilet paper rolls are so versatile and you can do tons of things with them.

  6. Pooh! said,

    July 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Likey like! The lint seems so great

  7. Varada said,

    July 20, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Hey this is neat work! Like the flowers 🙂

    BTW, here’s the tutorial on how to make fish from glass bangles… Do let me know how I can do better with it next time 😉


    • Shankari said,

      July 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

      Thanks! Also, thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely take a look at it.

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