A couple of days ago a lady from a TV show called to ask me if I had a project to re-use the election banners after the elections. Here in the Philippines, we are going to elect a new president and senators, etc. on May 10, and you can't believe what a mess our politicians are making of our streets!
No that's not my desk! That is what our streets look like! If you want to have a positive mindset, it's really like a gigantic "fiesta"! But really, what are we going to do with all those banners afterwards?
I got some banners a few days ago and experimented- first I cleaned it up, then I put two printed sides together:
I then fused the two plastic banners together by ironing them, putting a layer of paper over it to protect my iron:
I folded some parts to make it thicker and ironed it again.
Amazingly, acrylic paint sticks! I had a fun time painting it! It had a sort of "coagulated" texture that made the paint on it interesting.
Then I sewed it up, putting buttons and to reinforce the sides, I piped it with leather.
Of course you can also do this with PLASTIC BAGS! There are too many plastic bags thrown into the garbage! They end up in our oceans and rivers and do so much damage!
What's on my desk? This. I'm going to make my second project with fused plastic- a journal.
If you'd like to take a sneak peak at what other people have on their work desk, head over to Julia. I guarantee you'll want to join in on the fun!
You may want to see other do it yourself projects at Market Yourself Monday at SumoSweetStuff, Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple, Just Something I Whipped Up Monday at Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter Monday, Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do.
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