Friday, October 5, 2012

Baby Wipe Flowers

Good Morning everyone and Happy Friday! It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's
letter is... R for Recycle or Repurpose!  For my project I made a gift bag & mini card and this all happened by accident!  Love when that happens!!
Anyway, after dying a bunch of seam binding I cleaned my craft mat with some baby wipes and then tossed the wipes in the trash.  The next day I saw one of the wipe sitting there and thought it looked like tie dye... so I pulled it out of the trash! :)  I ironed out all of the wrinkles and then cut different sizes of circles to create these fun flowers.  I had to move the die cuts around a bit because some of the wipe was too thin to cut through... but over all, it was just like working with felt!  
Here's a picture of the final project...   
 
and here's a close up!  You can really see the different fall looking colors in the flowers and seam binding! 
  
Now it's your turn to recycle or repurpose something! You can make any handmade craft item you like! For more inspiration don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT wonderful projects! 
That's it for now, but I will be back tomorrow with two more post!  Busy, busy weekend!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty BootsThree of something (3flowers, 3bows & 3buttons)
Crafty Creations- Fall colors
Delicious Doodles- Flowers
Divas by Design- Texture
Do You Stack Up- Warm colors
Little Red Wagon- Buttons
Make it Monday- always Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash- C13 Go Green (Color or Recycle) Stash-gift bag & buttons
Stamp n Doodle- Use something recycled
The Crazy ChallengeHandmade Flowers
Tuesday Alchemy- Anything But A Card Or Tag!
Unstampabelles- Recycling or Repurposing (no stamps allowed) 

Supplies: Hug Snug seam binding, craft mat, baby wipes, Jacuard Textile paint for dying (Goldenrod, Russet & Scarlet Red), small spray bottle with water, QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Sizzix Rick-Rack die, Papaya Puree cardstock and the Kraft gift bag & buttons are from my stash.

29 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Tammy!! This is just brilliant hun!! I love your idea along with the ribbons too!!! Such a fabby bag!! Thanks for sharing your recycled with us!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Cheryl First said...

Nice way to thinkoutside the can....errr,box! ;0) These are great
((HUGS))
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Tress said...

So creative! Wow! Tammy, those flowers look amazing! What a fun project!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Love everything about it and what a great idea. Wishing you a fab weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

jimlynn said...

Tammy, this is amazing and so pretty! Guess I'll be digging out all the used baby wipes now! SO PRETTY!
Lynn

sari said...

Such a lovely goody bag! Love the lovely colors! Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a great idea, your flowers on the gift bag look fab.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Berit Synnøve said...

This is gorgeous. Love the way you have decorated this bag.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Lauren said...

I love this! The colours are so bright and of course the ribbons match the flowers perfectly. Great idea to reuse the wipes. Thanks for playing at Unstampabelles.

Karen Conner said...

What a happy accident! I Love how it turned out. Looks really nice on the bag-nice & colorful.

Thanks for playing with us @ Stamp N Doodle.

Shirley-anne said...

That beautiful bag would be a gift in itself . Love the flowers so thanks for the recycling / repurposing tip .Thanks for sharing all on Make it Monday .

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Tammy! What aClever and creative idea!! Love when serendipity walks in!! LOL your flowers are gorgeous!! and next time I do any dyeing of ribbon or whatever, I will clean up with baby wipes and follow your Wonderful example! 8-)

Hugs & Happy weekend
Shannon

JanR said...

Lovely, those flowers are so creative! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon and UnstampaBelles!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Tammy! The whole bag is gorgeous but I REALLY love those flowers! "Tie-dyed" and layered so nicely....what a great idea! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at SOS and sharing this recycling tidbit!
Sandie

Merry said...

So beautiful and love how the flowers came to be. They do look like they have been tie dyed. Thanks for being part of our recycle challenge at Unstampabelles.

Kim. said...

What a lovely effect this gives, beautiful.
Kim xXx

Susan Hogan said...

How fabulous. Love those vibrant colours - simple and sooo effective. Thanks for sharing your technique and joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month for recycling!

Barbara said...

This is easily the most unusual recycling material... baby wipes... love your project, the colors are so vivid!

Loves Happy Hour said...

How cool is this?! I love it!! The color really does look nice! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!!

Cheers!
Kelli

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Tammy! Oh My Goodness! What a great idea!! I should start using baby wipes to clean my stamping table!! lol Those look amazing! You're right, they do look tie dyed! Thanks so much for sharing this at Shopping Our Stash this week!
Blessings,
Michelle

Linda said...

so fabulous--NICE JOB!!


Thank you for joining us at SHopping Our Stash!

Linda :)

WencheP said...

This is so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Barb said...

so pretty and so resourceful! love the end result :) Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Chana said...

Great project! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

Hugz,
Chana

Pat K said...

Gorgeous gift bag Tammy. Love the colors and great use of wipes. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles. Pat K.x

Claire Newcombe said...

A gorgeous project. The 'tie-dyed' baby wipes are beautiful and i love the varied colour ranges you have.

thank you for sharing with us at stamp-n-doodle this week.

Claire

craftyb said...

Wow..you really made the most out of those wipes!! LOVE the colour and they make great wee flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Maria said...

Very pretty! Love those flowers!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

What a great idea ;-) Thanks for joining in the recycling challenge at UnstampaBelles.