Repurposed Pocket Note Holder
If you've ever saved the pockets from an old pair of jeans, today I have the perfect project for you. Welcome to The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, a group of bloggers who are challenged to recreate a pin from Pinterest focused on sustainability. Many thanks to Julie from Sum of Their Stories & Gail from Purple Hues and Me for hosting. This month we are 'Shopping Our Stash' and since I have pockets, let's get started!
My inspiration came from this pin and I knew just how I was going to recreate and make this my own.
I pulled this pocket from my stash and trimmed around it carefully leaving the back on it.
Then I cut a piece of chipboard to fit inside the pocket:
Once it was slid inside, the pocket was much more stable.
Two magnetic strips were added to the back:
It was time to make the front pretty. I started with some lace trim across the top of the pocket.
Next came an old earring from my stash of jewelry.
I used a clothespin to hold it in place while the glue dried.
Then I turned my attention to the bottom of the pocket. I have a collection of buttons and other embellishments and chose these three for the bottom corner:
The bottom of the pocket was still looking a bit plain, so I added another strip of lace:
Now, here's my favorite part...my friend gave me some notepads that she made from old paint samples. She happened to be in the store when they were changing them and asked if she could have the old ones. She walked out with a box full of them!
A perfect fit with room for a pen!
All ready for the fridge:
As I said at the beginning of the post, this is the The Sustainable Pinterest Challenge and it is also a blog hop.
Be sure to visit everyone else participating to see their wonderful projects. Their links are all listed below: