Do you Freecycle?

I love Freecycle! They are a nation wide organization of local websites where people giveaway and receive FREE stuff! I've gotten so much stuff from Freecycle. And when ever I need to get rid of something, that's where I list it! Their mission is to keep excess trash out of landfills. I love their green attitudes! To find a local Freecycle by you or learn how to start one in your area, click HERE. Anyhoo, I got a huge stack of rub-on numbers and letters and one sheet of stick-on numbers the other day from Freecycle. I decided to decorate the ping pong balls I found at a yard sale, for a quarter.

Just a close up of how thick the stack of decals are. I can make tons of projects with these.


I used the handy dandy packaging the ping pong balls came with to paint them.

Even the paint I use is free. My local trash dump recycles paint and other household chemicals, which are still viable. You can go to a special section and pick what you want for free! So, I used my free white spray paint on my yard sale ping pong balls.

I cut out some numbers and used scotch tape to steady them. Then just rubbed the numbers on. I did run into a glitch...the numbers cracked do to the roundness of the balls. I started to use a sharpie to fill in the cracks with great success. But then I decided that I like the shabby look of the cracks and liked also that it was the lazier way to go, which is very appealing right there.

So I left 'em as is and I really like that they only cost 25 cents and helped the land fills.
Ping Pong anyone?


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Friday, April 23

Do you Freecycle?

I love Freecycle! They are a nation wide organization of local websites where people giveaway and receive FREE stuff! I've gotten so much stuff from Freecycle. And when ever I need to get rid of something, that's where I list it! Their mission is to keep excess trash out of landfills. I love their green attitudes! To find a local Freecycle by you or learn how to start one in your area, click HERE. Anyhoo, I got a huge stack of rub-on numbers and letters and one sheet of stick-on numbers the other day from Freecycle. I decided to decorate the ping pong balls I found at a yard sale, for a quarter.

Just a close up of how thick the stack of decals are. I can make tons of projects with these.


I used the handy dandy packaging the ping pong balls came with to paint them.

Even the paint I use is free. My local trash dump recycles paint and other household chemicals, which are still viable. You can go to a special section and pick what you want for free! So, I used my free white spray paint on my yard sale ping pong balls.

I cut out some numbers and used scotch tape to steady them. Then just rubbed the numbers on. I did run into a glitch...the numbers cracked do to the roundness of the balls. I started to use a sharpie to fill in the cracks with great success. But then I decided that I like the shabby look of the cracks and liked also that it was the lazier way to go, which is very appealing right there.

So I left 'em as is and I really like that they only cost 25 cents and helped the land fills.
Ping Pong anyone?


Please visit Laurieanna's Vintage Home for Rescue Crew review posts.









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7 Comments:

At April 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM , Blogger LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I am totally diggin this! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the link!

 
At April 23, 2010 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love this idea! I like the shabby number look too...great job!

 
At April 24, 2010 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

What a great idea! I love it. I have seen those in Pier 1 and wanted them so badly, but cannot see paying the price. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for telling us about it. Hugs, Cindy S

 
At April 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Sherry Goodloe said...

This is just Fab-u-LouS! Thanks for sharing.

 
At April 24, 2010 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!!!

 
At April 25, 2010 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Alaina said...

How creative, I love them. I am putting this one in my idea file. Thanks for sharing.

 
At May 8, 2010 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Sheri@childmade.com said...

I love the music shreds you put in the jar with them! Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

 

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