As I've been looking at creativity over these past few weeks I've found in several places the idea of brainstorming as many different uses for a single object as possible as a way to encourage and stimulate your creativity.
This made me think of something I did a couple of years ago.
I had several old silver windscreen shades that I kept because I just knew they would come in useful one day! (we all have things like that in our cupboards, right?)
Well, I decided it was time to finally use these things - and so I came up with several different uses for them:
(the silver shade provided the insulated lining for these)
A little Space Jem!
And even a shiny clutch purse!
I think I managed to find some good creative uses for these old windscreen shades - and used up most my stash - although I do still have some silver scraps left!
So - I thought that it was time to flex those creative muscles again with something else I've been collecting knowing I'll find a use for them one day!
Last year I found these in our local supermarket. Previously we'd only been able to buy rice there in large plastic bags, so when I saw these lovely cloth ones I changed to buying them straight away - more eco friendly to have a cloth bag rather than a plastic bag. Plus they have a sturdy zip and are re-usable......for something!
However - I'm now amassing quite a collection:
13 bags and another in the cupboard still with some rice in!
So - rather than just endlessly saving these bags - I think it's time to do something with them!
Putting it out here on the blog should push me to actually do something!
By next Wednesday I want to have made at least one thing from these bags! Come back then to find out what I've come up with!
Meanwhile - any and all suggestions and ideas are very welcome! Please do leave me some comments!
Update - to see what I made with these bags...go here.
What have you been saving that you need to get around to using - come on, I'll bet there's plenty other out there hoarding things - let's get creative!!