This is an old cookie sheet I got for 10 cents. I glued scrapbook paper and ribbon on it (like you would a scrapbook page). Then I cut up thin magnets (like the ones you get that have sports team schedules on - flat and basically useless when it comes to holding up heavy stuff on the fridge). I glued the cut up magnets on letters and words (that I got out of a scrapbook kit) and some hearts I cut out on the Cricut. Then I used them to hold on pics of "My Boys". It is hanging on the backsplash area of my kitchen by the coffee pot. I love it.
This is a box I got at Aldi's one day- there were actually several of them all with no lid flaps and perfectly shaped rectangles. I saved them and used them as a "scene" for my Bible class. We were learning about Jonathan and David. The paper dolls are from Cricut and I used toilet paper rolls to make them "stand". Got that idea from http://www.dltk-bible.com/craft-index.htm
This picture is blurry, but this was made with a scratched compact disc. I also got a bunch of free ones from various places and in the mail. I plan to do this project with my class next month. We will talk about how "unique" God made us, just like snowflakes and finger prints. I cut out vinyl on my cricut and put it on top, then cut a snowflake out, and glued Noah's picture in the center. I'm sure someone somewhere made something like this before, but I came up with this idea myself.
Here are some more junk items I'm working on. If you have any suggestions for them, please let me know. The plastic bowl thing is the cover from the stack of CD's - might be a good flower pot? The other things are ribbon spools - maybe some kind of ornament? I have no idea yet!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Reduce, reuse and recycle - God gave us this junk to use, so use it!