Have you ever seen a Pizza Postcard? I hadn’t either until I made it up!
After Mikael and I had pizza the container box went into the paper recycling bin as usual. The day after I was making collages in my art journal, drawing mostly. I wanted to use up some of all the beautiful flower images I had cut out from a magazine and happened to glance over at the bag filled with newspaper and boxes to take to the recycling place… I grabbed the top piece, our leftover pizza box, and used it! It’s a strong paper so why not?
The lid was not greasy at all, so I drew lines and cut out some paper pieces to glue images on! I did the magazine collage on one side (the outside of the box) and wrote on the backside because it (the inside) was plain white non-glossy (thus easy to write and add a stamp on)!
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Very good idea! Original and recycling to boot! You’re always inspiring.
You can use cereal boxes, pasta boxes, just about any kind of cardboard packaging will work for a postcard! No need to ever buy them again!
what a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!
thses are so fun and perfect for sharing!
I like Pizza prosciutto. Min r?tt.
But more I like this creative idea.
Vad fint och bra med ?tervinning! Pizzakartonger ?r ?ven det ultimata materialet att sk?ra stenciler ur :)
Och vackra kort blev det!
Fab. I’ve been saving all kinds of containers since (gasp!) there is no recycling program to speak of where I live. And yes, it is a major world city. Shame. Shame. Shame. In other places where I’ve lived, I’ve found ways around it when there wasn’t easy recycling, but here it’s pretty much nonexistent. *sigh* I’ll add these to my project list. Cheers, Hannah! U rule!
Thanks for your sweet comments. Recycling is a good thing, specially if it saves you money if you ask me.
Cami, thanks for commenting, your blog looks great. Love the photos of street fair you took! I hope you’ll find some place to recycle, or do it yourself creating with your trash. Any tin cans can be turned into all kinds of containers for pens etc.
I have started cutting all of my boxes to be used for postcards, ATC’s and collage backings…barely anything goes to ?tervinning :)
Zuzu has an altered shopping bag on her site that was made from newspaper by the shop owners…it is wonderful to see all of the new “green” art that is coming out of recycling. I received several rolls of “spill” paper from the local newspaper and am trying to make my own version of the “altered shopping bag”
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I recently started doing this with cereal boxes and other thin cardboard packaging from food. I didn’t think anyone else did! What a great way to reuse stuff and reduce the amount of rubbage in landfills. Glad you posted about this!