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Well, I don't know about you but my mailbox in the last couple of days has been hit with seed catalogs. As I eagerly scanned each page with anticipation planning out just what I wanted to plant and looking at the beautiful pictures, my mind started wondering to what I could do with the catalog after I placed my order and here are some of the things I came up with.
One of the catalogs looks like an old Sears Catalog printed with the old time pictures and font so I thought these would be great to make envelopes with for a garden party. First get yourself a white invitation envelope. Carefully unfold the envelope. You are going to use this as your template. Carefully trace around the envelope onto card stock. Cut out. Now take a page from your catalog and glue it to the cardstock and cut out. Following your template as a guide to fold and glue to make an envelope. Any invitation can now be used in your new envelope but you can make a matching invitation doing the same thing covering the cardstock and putting your invite on the inside. Depending on how detailed your page from the catalog was, you may want to use a mailing label so your addresses show up.
I like to keep very well bound mail order catalogs. At the end of the year, I will take the best art work of my children for each month of the year, and attach them to the pages of the catalog. On the front I put a title, the year of the work, with the child's name and photo. Then I have a recycled memory book of their whole years work.
I also use recycled paper for mulch, weed killing bird cage use, and the rabbit cage (bottom drawer) use. Sometimes I fill a pillowcase with shredded newspaper, magazine and catalog paper (shredded by hand), and give it to the animals to lay on. So much to do, so little time. :)
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN