One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That is what people say about the subjectivity and value of objects. Are you the type who enjoys keeping trinkets and little stuff from your purchases? There are people who are enamored with making the most out of the things they have, even those that people think have no value. They are the ones who love collecting colorful tags, boxes, gift wrappers. It is a sign that they appreciate the stuff they have or the gifts they receive.
When creativity strikes, these can be transformed into art pieces that you can adorn your house with. You can be inspired by a lot of things, from movies to video games. You can outsource 2-D game art, but you can also create one yourself? Here are some crafting ideas involving scraps you find at home. It is going to be fun for the whole family.
Do you like to keep thick and sturdy boxes? You may have those that come from sneakers or other shoes. They will be perfect if you want to create dioramas. You may remember creating these back when you were in school, but you don’t have to be a student to create one. It is up to you as to how detailed and complex you want yours to be. There are dioramas that span a full table, and their creators would show how meticulous they can be. Some of them love to recreate scenic places like rivers or forests, and they make these as realistic as they can be. Crumpled up paper can shape the landscape and mountains, and you can add twigs and real dirt if you want to replicate trees and soil. You can recreate aquatic waves with the use of glue and tissue paper. The latter is a great way to recreate sea foam. Of course, it would be great if you have some poster paint lying around too if you need to add color.
Who says that you can only draw with a pen and paper? There are other ways in which you can create lines and figures. If you have a lot of little bits of beads lying around the house, you can make a picture out of that. But how do you start? First, you do not limit yourself to beads. You can have any small thing that you can gather, and that could be pebbles, buttons, even that bag of macaroni that you forgot to cook. Have your paint handy and color them accordingly, then you can form them into your favorite cartoon character or superhero. You can have them sewn together or glued onto a thick cardboard paper for they can get heavy when done.
Craft a New Item
Above all, the best way to recycle your scraps is if you can turn them into something useful, thereby breathing new life into them. How crafty can you be then? There was a person who got known for crafting furniture out of discarded computer boxes. There is no limit to your creativity. You can always craft other stuff like toys or home decorations from things that otherwise you could have thrown away. Aside from this, you can also salvage usable parts from one thing to repair another. Think about electronics. You may still have valuable components in that old stereo of yours that you might be able to use in another electronic item. Getting that up and running like new would be an awesome achievement.
There are so many things you can create with scraps. It saves you money and space, and not to mention, it is friendly to the environment. So don’t dismiss things lying around your house as trash yet. They may still serve you some purpose.