Once again I am joining Old Grey Mare for Project Genesis where once a month we share simple ideas and changes anyone can use to improve the environment and make an impact in their world.
My boys seem to need new shoes as often as I need to make an appointment with my hairdresser which means we always have shoeboxes.
So when I came home this summer with supplies for crocheting beaded bracelets (my cousin showed me how to make them), I knew I needed a place to store everything.
Rather than run out to the nearest store for a storage box, I pulled out this beautiful aqua shoebox. The color is already fabulous.
Perfect for storing my jewelry supplies and can easily be moved from room to room.
I went to my SCRAP box (a previous upcycled shoebox)
and used graphics and papers that I already had to decorate my jewelry supply box.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays
My husband buys a lot of laban (yogurt drink) and they come in this little plastic container which is perfect for sorting beads, and it happened to be in the same aqua color. The lid of the shoebox keeps everything in place and is my work area when stringing the beads.
You can decorate your shoeboxes as much or as little as you like. I have many more saved up and will be upcycling them as gift boxes for friends, filled with lots of lovely little handmade gifts.
It is mind boggling to think of all the garbage that is thrown away each and every day around the world. I feel that this is just my small part to make a difference. I may not be able to change the world, but I can certainly impact my own environment. I hope you will do the same.
Sending blessings and wishes your way for a most beautiful day! Tammy