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    ....if you like recycling as much as me!! Think I'm going to be making some of these!
    http://eco-artware.com/crafts/crafts_11_02.shtml#boxes
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  • #2
    What a brilliant idea!!
    Jayne


    "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."

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    • #3
      Top idea ...think you could make them look very funky.

      My problem is my big canvases....It costs me a fortune in bubble wrap.

      Small canvases are ok as my local supermarket keep the squares of bubble wrap for me that they use in packing.

      I can use a full roll £3 on one canvas and then I need to wrap in foam too...so I reckon average of £5 per canvas at least.

      Would love to find a eco way of packaging them.
      Debbie
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      Contemporary glass fusion designs - sculptures - wall panels - functional items - outdoor sculptures. We also run Silver & Glass workshops here in Cheshire - kiln space also offered.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by zebra View Post

        Would love to find a eco way of packaging them.
        We recently got a huuuge shredder at work so we shred all envelopes, junk mail etc, great as packaging.

        Where do you get your foam from and how much for what size?
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        • #5
          i'm the same as Debs (Zebra) and use a lot of bubblewrap. I do re-use the wrap I get when my raw glass is sent to me, along with cardboard and sometimes boxes. The 'packaging peanuts' I use are the biodegradeable kind (a little more than normal ones but I thought it was worth a little extra to feel more 'green'!) and I print my invoices on recycled paper. I also recycle my old printer cartridges. I thought I didn't do much but reading that list I am quite impressed with myself!! Every little helps
          Last edited by handmadeheaven.biz; 03-07-2007, 11:49 AM. Reason: spelling
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          • #6
            I love supermarkets for bubble wrap - although you do get odd looks for picking it all up - not as odd as when you pick up a whole bag of onion skins but that's another story!
            I use my old magazine pages to make envelopes too - makes nice bright packaging in the post and I do use old cardboard for making them stronger - now I've got something else to try and make!!
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            • #7
              I try and reuse all packaging we get - my husband deals in automotive magazines so they come with a lot of packaging sometimes - I'm never short of bubble wrap!

              I also reuse the padded envelopes from 7dayshop - they insist on sending an order in 10 seperate envelopes - but all the better for me!!

              Great link Swirly! I think I'm going to have to quit work to do all the ideas I have in my head!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zebra View Post
                Top idea ...think you could make them look very funky.

                My problem is my big canvases....It costs me a fortune in bubble wrap.

                Small canvases are ok as my local supermarket keep the squares of bubble wrap for me that they use in packing.

                I can use a full roll £3 on one canvas and then I need to wrap in foam too...so I reckon average of £5 per canvas at least.

                Would love to find a eco way of packaging them.
                The best place I've found for bubble wrap is staples and other online stationary stores. They have rolls about a meter wide by 75m long for about £18.00. The only down side is storing them!

                Swirlyarts that's a really great recycling idea. The possibilities are endless.
                full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                • #9
                  Thank you Yeah, I have had them from staples too ~ they sometimes have offers on ~ BGOF

                  LIKE YOU SAY THOUGH ~ storage

                  I also use those air pillows and again storage!
                  Packaging all over the place.
                  Debbie
                  www.thesilverzebra.co.uk

                  Contemporary glass fusion designs - sculptures - wall panels - functional items - outdoor sculptures. We also run Silver & Glass workshops here in Cheshire - kiln space also offered.

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                  • #10
                    These are fab, what a great idea!

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