Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WOYWW: Starting a Collage and some Recycled Christmas Decor

Here's my desk today.
I'm starting a new collage.
I'm experimenting with
using the
of a canvas frame.
I covered the frame
with collage papers.

A couple of days ago,
a segment producer from a local TV show,
Unang Hirit,
called to ask me to
make Christmas decor
out of
recycled materials.

Here's what I came up with:
a Nativity Set
out of a toilet paper roll,
a yakult bottle, a CD, scrap cloth and a used chopstick.
Tree decor
made of
water bottles
I cut into shapes,
and swirls
and glued glitter on.

Here's a poinsettia
I made from the top of the bottle,
which I cut into petals,
and glued glitter on.

And here's my journal for today.
The verse reads,
"We are God's co-workers,
you are God's field..."
from 1 Corinthians 3:9.

I related this to our work in
the local prison.
We "water" the inmates with
the life-giving Word of God,
but God gives the

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!


  1. what fabulous recycled Christmas

    i really love your watering journal.
    my husband and i used to go to
    the prisons all the time. he would
    preach, and i would sing.

  2. You did a great job on your recycling into Christmas decor!

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  3. You did a great job on your recycling into Christmas decor!

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  4. Now this is MY kind of art. I love recycling (as you know), and I found all these projects were fabulous. The Nativity set might be a bit hard for me, what with faces and all, but everything else looks really doable. Love these.

  5. Oh My gosh WHO KNEW that those items would make such fantastic Christmas decorations! I am in awe. Joey.x

  6. Lovely fun recycling :-)
    A x

  7. Hi Ya
    wow very creative creations, great recycling,Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

  8. Fun and creative with the recycled christmas decorations! Thanks for the peek :)

  9. What a fantastic post! the journal is super! and the bottle idea is so cool good look with the TV producer how can he/she not be impressed with your recycling powers ;0)

    love Dawn xx

  10. I love the recycled Christmas decorations, what a great idea.

    Have a great day...xx

  11. Blimey you have been busy!

  12. Fab recycled decorations. Happy WOYWW Day.

  13. Your journal work is gorgeous. I also am so impressed with your creative use of recycled materials. Bravo!

  14. Wonderful post--love how you recycled!

  15. Hi,
    The machine you are asking about is a blind puts that magic stitch in hems that comes undone if you pull a hanging thread :-)
    A x

  16. oh these are brilliant projects,with all the recycled elements,love them love cheryl x

  17. Isn't it amazing what we can make from our rubbish, lol? Great ideas. As is the collage on the canvas back. Love your journal, too :D Happy WOYWW! Cath x

  18. Anonymous12:17 AM

    Wow Patsy, what amazing recycled Christmas decorations, especially the ones made from the bottles.


  19. Love the idea of using the back of the canvas.


  20. I am amazed at your recycled Christmas decor. You are so creative!!! I espcially like the nativity set.

  21. you really are my last visit I Must Go tO bED - I have work tomorrow , but your work always inspires me and I don't know if I'll do WOYWW hopping again before next week -

    I love your faces in the first picture - particularly the profile -

    and I really like your bottle decorations so good to recycle,

    see you next week,


  22. another interesting and very creative woyww!!

  23. Those christmas decorations from recycled materials are really nice and very clever too

  24. great christmas decorations, so satisfying to recycle stuff.x

  25. Love the recycling - a bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

  26. So creative! Really enjoyed your clever ideas with recycling! Happy WOYWW!

  27. Ah brilliant recycled projects - I would have been at a total loss! Am fascinated by the canvas too - really look forward to next week!

  28. I too love recycling. Your recycled Christmas decorations looks great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Gaby xo

  29. Hi Patsy, love your recyled bottles, what a clever idea. I recyle most hard plastics. All the nestie containers and the like end up in my craft room waiting to be changed into something useful.

    You asked if I had two sides to my craft room desk..... Yeppers, cos it's my dining room table. I moved it upstairs as there is only me at home now and I don't fancy sitting down to dinner on my own at the table. I would much rather make a mess on it.

    Lin xx

  30. Loved your recycled Christmas clever and cute!
    ;) Paulette

  31. Anonymous8:46 AM

    How exciting to see the start of your project! I can't wait to see how it progresses.

  32. Amazing post.... love your recycling!

  33. Hi Patsy
    thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.. I love recycling..hence collage and making my own papers....I love your work and am looking forward to be back... Cheers!!!

  34. It's amazing what you can do with recyclable materials - nice work!

  35. Crikey, Christmas really is coming!

  36. Loving your Workspace this week those buttons look great and the creativity on your blog is inspirational thanks for sharing ;oa


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