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Groovebulb Upcycle…

May 16, 2013

I hope you all coped with the suspense ok….

The task (in case you had forgotten) was to Upcycle this cardboard packaging from our lovely energy efficient, mercury-free, LED Groovebulb.

Groovebulb1The most obvious thing that spings to mind is obviously some kind of pen holder. But I wanted to be a bit more inventive than that. So where do you head when you need a bit of (P)inspiration…? Pinterest of course!

I set up a Cardboard tubes Pinterest board-you can see it here.

These are some of my favourite ideas….

Groovebulb ideas

Bracelets! Although when I looked again at the tube, it is a bit narrow to fit over a big person’s hand I think. Photo from eighteen25

A gorgeous heart. From the kraft farm

A gorgeous heart. From the kraft farm

And I thought this would have been a great idea for the lid-a picture frame!

And I thought this would have been a great idea for the lid-a picture frame!

I did think it would be fun to see how many different things I could make from the one tube, but I may have run out of time…

So we didn’t do any of that in the end.

Hubby helped me, and we made a garden tidy/store thing with a very nifty string dispenser attached!


We even made the plant labels from an old tupperware lid-hope you are all impressed!

The ‘how-to’ that I did for Groovebulb is here just in case you were were desperate to try and make one for yourself….

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  • Reply Hazel May 17, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Like the string dispenser 🙂

    • Reply Jen May 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Hazel-I can take no credit for it I’m afraid-was hubby’s idea!

  • Reply Vivienne Downes (@VivienneDownes) May 17, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Indispensable ! One step beyond a desk tidy & with a string dispenser <3 it !

    • Reply Jen May 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Vivienne!

  • Reply Anji May 16, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Brilliant idea with the string dispenser attached. I didn’t realise you had been press-ganged into this as well!

    • Reply Jen May 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      I saw yours on Monday-WAY more inventive than mine-weel done 🙂

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