Hate Junk mail? A new way to look at it

April 24th, 2009

 My friend Jane and I were at a sidewalk art show when we came across a booth that was filled with pots and bowls in all shapes and sizes, everything made of a material that looked like some kind of colorful stone.  Then the woman told us what we were looking at. 

Junk mail.  This woman came up with a  process where she boils and shapes junk mail into items that are each completely unique and useful.  PLus surprisingly attractive and surprisingly lightweight. 

Jane loves anything that has even a touch of purple— and she loves plants.  But when she brought the planter home, she realized she has no place to put it.  So she offered it to me. 

I love things made of recycled goods.  But I have a notorious black thumb—and Jane has seen the evidence.  So she suggested I cluttercast it.   And I thought today is the perfect time—- closing a week  focused on saving the earth. 


(planter made by “Boiled Junk Mail Into Beauty”, 8 1/2 inches high, 7 inches across)

If you would like this item,  please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. April 24th, 2009 at 09:57 | #1

    Darryle! You didn’t make papier-mâché when you were a child? I remember blowing up balloons and covering them with newspaper drenched with water and flour (it makes a paste). Then, when its dry, I’d pop the balloon with a pin, and have a very useless stiff newspaper balloon which I’d paint.

    This is a super fun craft (and how a lot of parade floats are made). I know whomever gets this treasure will enjoy the unique look of this receylced marvel.

    I don’t need it though, I;m full up on planets – very greenthumb here!


  2. April 24th, 2009 at 10:42 | #2

    Mom would love it! She has a lovely interior garden plus she cultivates orchids. If you have no one else I would have it! :-)


  3. April 24th, 2009 at 12:47 | #3

    I have loved so much that you’ve put up, but want to declutter my own place. This, however, I would love. We’re renting and the landscaping is pleasing but not very unique or exciting. I’ve decided to put out some flowers in planters so then we can take them with us. I’d love to have something like this to put out front (away from the puppies). The kids are also getting into planting. I could even pick it up :)


  4. April 24th, 2009 at 20:30 | #4

    @Marsha Collier
    Marsha, If I ever made papier-mache I’m sure I repressed it. I did nothing artistic—-until my 40′s when I got cancer and chemo altered my DNA and I became an artist late in life. LOL
    Meanwhile I’m very impressed to discover YOUR hidden talents.


  1. April 24th, 2009 at 23:01 | #1