Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Upcycled Coffee Bag Journal

I'm so happy to share this project with you today on the Bind-It-All blog! 

About a year ago, I was about to throw away one of my Starbucks coffee bags, when I looked at at it, and thought that it was such a shame to throw it out, because it was so pretty! Of course, it seemed a bit silly just to keep it because I liked how it looked, but I decided to give myself a day to think about a creative use for the bag, before I pitched it. 

When I was sitting in my studio that evening, I saw my brand new Bind-It-All sitting there, and it hit me! I could collect the coffee bags, and create an album especially for my coffee loving friend Christina! I asked my extended family to save their pretty and unusual bags for me, too....and I ended up with some pretty interesting ones, especially when my parents went on their travels. 

The day I mailed the coffee album to my friend was such a great one. Though I usually only get to "virtually" enjoy coffee with Christina, I could make a handmade gift to let her know I was thinking of her over coffee each day. I think this idea makes a great unique gift for any coffee lovers out there. :)


Unknown said...

This is so super cute. what a great idea.

Nicole Martel said...

This is so clever and fantastic!

Java Jen's Creations said...

I am a coffee gal too!! I absolutely LOVE this album!! Thanks for the great video!!

voodoo vixen said...

A lovely gift indeed!

Michelle said...

I love this, and it is soooo cute.