Thursday, April 5, 2012

Home Recycling Project 1 - Wrapping Papers

I won't call myself a recycling freak but I do enjoy the challenge of reusing and recycling what I have, prolonging their lives and extend their usefulness before throwing them away.

However, I am not really the type that like to make crafts out of such recycle materials but instead rather to use them practically.  One of such materials that I usual reuse are wrapping papers from presents that I received.

Now, I am the type that sees no joy in in ripping the wrappers off the gifts with great passion and trash the wrappers afterwards without any further thoughts.  I am the type that gently unwrapped the gifts with such tenderness taking care not to tear any of the wrappers (so that I can reuse them) and wait patiently as the gifts revealed itself :)

I must clarify that I do not use these wrappers to wrap gifts to others.   I know of others who do that but not me.  I have other more usefulness for these beautiful wrappers :)  One common practice would me for me to use them as drawer liners, to line drawers and cabinets and like what I did today, I use these wrappers to line my new shoe rack.

These are various used wrappers that I have kept since Christmas last year. They are of various sizes and textures and colours, slight tear here and there but nothing a tape can't fix.

What I did was to wrap the plants of the shoe shelves with these papers, combining the ones that are of smaller sizes and where possible, use the whole wrapper for a neater look.    All I need are just some masking tapes which I use to tape the papers to the bottom of them planks.

The wrapped planks will keep the shoes from dirtying them and 6 months or a year down the road when the papers get dirty and torn, all I have to do is to re-wrapped them.

One happy and clean shelves - a new home for my shoes :) and *ka-ching* money saved from having to buy drawer liners :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Premium Popcorn from Garrett

I didn't know that popcorn can also go designer.  While shopping recently, I popped (pun intended!) into Gerrett Popcorn Shop to try the famous gourmet popcorn that I have heard about but never tried.

I bought the Chicago Mix - mixture of salty cheese flavoured and caramel flavoured at RM16 (US4) for a small packet for the family to try.  We all agreed that having just the caramel would be too sweet for our tastebud but the mixture of sweet and salty is to our liking.

This certainly brought enjoyment of popcorn to a different level!