Friday, August 5, 2011

The Green Spot

Summertime...lots of popsicles, ice cream bars, fruit bars, and leftover popsicle sticks.  Don't throw them away!  Repurpose them on your scrapbook layouts.  First, wash and thoroughly air dry the sticks to remove any sticky treat residue.  Then you can do a million things with them.  You can paint them, color them with permanent markers, write captions on them, put rub-on's or letter stickers on the sticks and use them to highlight a photo, use them to create an instant photo frame, cover them with scraps of scrapbooking papers to match your layouts and give it added dimension.  I've done all of these things and more.  One layout I created was a layout documenting my son's employment at Home Depot.  I used some popsicle sticks to create a work sawhorse.  I "stained" them with brown marker and cut them to fit into the shape of a sawhorse (see photo).  The layout turned out so cute and the popsicle sticks were free!  Can't beat that for the price of an embellishment!  Hope you like these ideas and will try some of them.  (p.s. If you didn't save any popsicle sticks from your summer fun, Halloween is just around the corner and the sticks come with the caramels to make candy apples.  Save them and go to town on your layouts!)   Have fun!  --L :D
Popsicle stem for flower embellishment  


Popsicle Stick with rub-on decoration
Sawhorse workbench made from repurposed popsicle sticks


Popsicle stick with handwritten journaling

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