Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Recycle, Re-Purpose and Reinvent!

Hi everybody!
I came across this awesome challenge blog that encourages us to be eco-friendly!
This is an awesome place to share your creations and ideas; you can make anything you want, the sky's the limit!
Yup, you read it right...I found a way to make chocolate guilt free.  
I really like how this one turned out.  It looks like it has a rock sugar edge :)
Dark chocolate and orange bon bon - yum!

1.  Recycled chocolate box
2. Left over mini cupcake liners
3. Scraps of ribbons pulled from old barrettes and left overs too short to make bows
4. Strand of glass beads from a broken necklace
5. Mini foam balls left over from a Christmas project

OK, so I took a mini foam ball and wrapped it in ribbon and secured it with sewing pins.  I made ribbon flowers on the bon-bon tops and secured with more pins.  I used the beads as sprinkles.  I just put each bon-bon in a mini cupcake liner and before you know it, I have a box of sweets :)
I really had fun with this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join in on all the eco-friendly fun :)
peace and love,
Mary xoxo
Oops...totally forgot about the Bonus question.
What's the strangest thing you have been hoarding for the purpose of using it in your art and how do you plan to use it?

Guitar picks.  Yup.  Clear, plastic guitar picks.  I feel a mosaic coming.... :)


  1. A really great recycle project! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Reuse! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  2. Mary, What a wonderful and fun idea. So very clever!!! I love that you recycled so many different things on your project, my favorite Guilt Free Goodie is the dark chocolate and orange bon bon. Thank you the How-To and for playing along with us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.

    :) Chris / CS Designs

  3. ADORABLE! they look good enough to eat! xxD

  4. LOL This is just awesome, what a clever idea! You inspire me, my friend. :)

  5. very good idea !! I love it ! thanks for sharing

  6. Oh wow Mary these little "guilt free" cakes are just amazing!!! What a fantastic way to use so many different recycled items!! So glad you've joined our new challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!!

  7. Love these no-cal tidbits! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. I've always had a sweet tooth :) Wouldn't it be awesome if these truly existed? Thanks so much for stopping by, have a sweet day!

  8. Forgot to say that I love your happy bunny!

  9. Wowza, what a great way to use up your stash Mary...and calorie free too!


  10. Your cupcakes are so lovely!!!What a great idea!Love your colors!

  11. Got your link from the recycle challenge... I am a passionate "recycling crafter" too and I love all the elements you have put in to create these delicious gorgeous beauties

    Cheers from Bangalore, India


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Mary xoxo