Friday, 18 July 2014

"Oldie for Friday"

Hello Blog friends, followers and all who come to visit.  
We had a fantastic day of beautiful weather here yesterday.  Went out in the morning to stock up on Bread & Milk after a call from Audrey.  She was working night shift, John was to be working from home to let Audrey get a few hours sleep afternoon but got a call to be in Aberdeen.  The boys arrived after lunch (one less meal) were here till 7.30 when dad came for them, they really wanted to stay over.   They were away in the afternoon with John on their bikes, took enough with them for a "feast" they only did a 7 miles round trip .... nothing but papers and empty bottles in the bag when they got back!!!!
My Oldie for Friday is something Hazel and I did a few years ago.  Re-cycling or Up-cycling, we made and sold quite a few of these.  We filled them with various Goodies, for men we did dark coloured ones popped small bottles of Red & White wine and chocolates.  For the ladies we did various things.  Lots of little Travel items, another was a small bottle of Wine, a glass, face packs, small hand & foot cream, sweets all for a "Good Night In"  We also sold them empty for people to do their own thing.

From this:-

To this:-

Boxes covered with white copy paper, left to dry.
Covered with Mulberry Paper, left to dry
They then become very hard when the glue dries
Beaded handles added and decorated

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling in I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx


  1. Fabulous recycling Patricia and what lovely strong bags they make your colours


  2. What a great way to recycle boxes, so pretty.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Patricia, I remember these? We sold loads at our first ever craft fair. I even thing I might still have one lurking in a cupboard. Hazel xxx

  4. Morning Patricia, What a fabulous recycling project, and the yummy contents, for a 'good night in' and 'pamper session', no wonder you sold loads of these.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. I remember you showing us these - or something similar. Great idea and they look fabulous. There is so much you can add to ring the changes contents - wise. Hugs Christine xx

  6. Morning Patricia,
    What a great idea, can understand why they were popular.

  7. Creativity +++ look
    Enjoy your weekend.xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  8. They look gorgeous Patricia, such a fabulous idea and I love the beaded handles.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. brilliant upcycling patricia - fabulous xx

  10. Hi Patricia thanks for joining me on share an oldie again today, bit late here!
    Loving your upcycling, very on trend just now too. Beautiful coloured boxes and fab embellishing too.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  11. Clever ladies. What a good idea. :) I love decorating bags etc.

  12. Always love to see an altered item and I love how you turned those boxes into such sweet gift bags Patrica, such happy colours, too! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  13. Wow these are fab and what a good idea xx have a lovely weekend xx GailT xx

  14. Hi Patricia
    Cor blimey, what a transformation. Did wonder with the opening photo, where this one was going lol!
    Great recycling matey.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  15. fantastic Patricia, love what you have created.
    pam x

  16. Love these recycled boxes Patricia, what a wonderful transformation, hugs Carole Z X

  17. I love these bags, with 5 cats and the amount of boxes I get through I could go into business. lol

  18. Fabulous boxes/gift bags...what a great idea...Love the colours & designs... Hugs May x x

  19. Oh wow Patricia, what a fun idea, great up-cycling and such a clever idea.

    Hugs Diane

  20. Wow Patricia what a great idea you and Hazel are one crafty pair. I do like the designs.

    Debs xx

  21. Hi Patricia,
    what a really fab idea.
    Must remember this one.
    You too are very clever crafty sisters.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. Beautiful up-cycling - love those bright summery colours!