January 23, 2012

Milk Jug Vellum

So, my last post showed you how I repurposed milk jug plastic into pretty garland.
 And I promised, the milk jug fun wasn't over-it has only just begun!
Here's another use for all that translucent plastic-introducing "milk jug vellum". 
That's right. Vellum-the pretty see-through paper you see on wedding
 invitations and cards that you can now make yourself. 
And feel good about being a little more "green".

Check out this short video to see how I did it! 

So, if you watched my video, you'll have an idea of what to do:
Here are the materials I used:

card stock or index cards
blank paper card
small paper cutter
rectangles of milk jug plastic
Dremel or hole punch
opaque marker
yarn needle
glue gun

First, I cut out rectangles out of my washed and dried milk jug.
(I wasn't worried about them being perfect at this point because I knew
my paper cutter would do the trick with smoothly cutting the edges).

Here I am cutting the straight lines to form a plastic rectangle.

Then, I cut a heart out of a pink index card.
In the video above, you will see the that I used my 
Dremel to drill small holes along the edge of the plastic.
(but you could also use a sharp hole punch). 
Then, I threaded my yarn needle and wove the yarn
through each hole to create a pretty border.

After glueing my heart to the center of the card, 
I hot glued my vellum with a dot on the back of each corner and
placed over the top. I finished my card by writing my message in 
opaque marker. "Be Mine".Pretty sweet! 

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So, what do you think? Inspired or at least amused? 
I know vellum isn't expensive to buy at the store, but why not "reduce, reuse, and recycle" whenever you can? And make something beautiful.
(That's what I'm all about here at ReMadeSimple)
 Thanks for visiting and come back again soon. I have many more ideas to share! 

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  1. Cute idea. I love all of your uses for old milk jugs so far! I hope you'll stop by my Love themed linky party!

    1. Thanks! They are fun to use and free and always making more available! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Such a smart idea! Ill have to keep my milk jug :)

    1. yeah, just a little less in that recycling bin :) thanks for stopping by!

  3. Awwww, what a great idea! My kids would love to make cards doing this.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

    1. I agree-would be really fun for kids to do and learn how to lace yarn. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. What a clever way to repurpose! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my gosh.. LOVE this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing it! ~tina

  6. very sweet! love how the vellum softens the heart, just like love!

  7. what a cool idea I hope you'll add it to my What We Wore and Made Party over at

  8. So cute!!

  9. Love it...great idea! I posted a link to this on my blog...thru my pinterest board.
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn
    P.S. - Stop by my blog & enter my giveaway!!

  10. Kristina, we featured you this week! Awesome project!

    Here's the Link

    We'd love you to submit another!



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