Sunday, April 29, 2012

Save the Earth: Recycling Project

A while back, I organized all of Isabelle's DVDs. You can check out that blog here. While I love the new method of keeping track of all the movies, I cringe every time we get a new one and we have to throw out the cases. We of course put them all in the recycling, but I thought there had to be something fun we could do with them. I turned to my favorite friend Pinterest and came up with this fun little project.

DVD Case Notebooks 

What you will need:

Empty DVD Case
Notebook { mine were to big and had to be cut to size} or loose paper.
Construction paper, Scrap booking paper, Fabric or any other decorative cover of your choosing.
Glue or spray adhesive 

First, start with the fun part and make a cover for your notebook. I made mine in a grocery theme and Isabelle colored her own pictures and added stickers to give hers a fabulous Hello Kitty look.

Isabelle working on her notebook cover

We used scrapbook paper and coloring book cut outs

I found a cute grocery bag clip art photo online

Then attached it to some blue paper

Then, you want to take your dvd case and remove the part that holds the disk in place...

Next, cut a piece of cardboard {or card stock if you have it} the size of the right side. This is another great opportunity for a little recyling. {We used a used microwaved meal box}

Cover the cardboard in your scrap paper and add a little pocket.

Pocket for pencils and coupons 

Glue your pocket page into place on the right side. Then glue your notepad into place on the left side {unless you are using loose paper}.

List on one side

Coupons and pencil on the other

Ready to grocery shop

Isabelle's ready for a road trip

This was a fun and easy project for us to do. Keep an eye out for a couple more recycling projects in the next couple days :)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

CUTE Brandy!!! I'm thinkin I need one now lol