Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What else can I make out of billboards?

Now that I have so much billboard vinyl to use, I have been trying to come up with other ideas besides just tote bags. I have found two ideas that I like that also serve another purpose.

1. Luggage Tags
Crafty Wonderland is quickly approaching and vendors were asked to contribute items for the goodie bag giveaway each day of the sale. The first 200 people each day will get a bag full of handmade goodies from various vendors (so if you are coming, get there EARLY to take advantage of the giveaway). I came up with a luggage tag made from the billboard material. I am really pleased how these turned out. Not only was I able to use the scraps of vinyl from the tote bags, but I also got to highlight my latest venture, used billboards. I included a business card with each luggage tag for the giveway, so now I need to update my Etsy shop to include more that just diaper covers. My billboard bags and crafts will soon debut on rethinkcrafts.etsy.com.

2. Stadium Seats or Garden Kneelers
I have been spending more time at my daughters school working with recycling. During a conversation with the principal, I found out that three boxes of foam padding was donated to the school by a woman in the community that gets her medication sent in boxes packed with this foam padding. The principal asked if I had any ideas of what to do with this non- recyclable material. I went home and came up with this simple stadium seat covered with the used billboard. When I brought in the prototype to show the principal, someone else thought they were garden kneelers. I realized both are great ideas! I used mine while weeding my flower beds over the weekend as well as sitting on it while at my Earth Day Celebration.

The possibilities are endless!

1 comment:

klyn said...

As I sat on the cold metal and damp bleachers tonight, the seat you made would have been so much better! Or, I could one day before the season ends put the stadium seats that my in-laws gave me into the car!!
Yours are much more colorful!