Monday, April 29, 2013

Packing Nature's Way



BM # 27 Day 29 
Crafts: Packing with Natural Materials


When it comes to packing we have a whole lot of materials to choose from. We have lot of easily available artificial stuff , but working with natural products has it’s own charm. These  surely work out more expensive, but well worth it.Today I shall pack and decorate my boxes with Natural materials,. 


I am sure you all have seen and know about raffia  Raffia is a natural fiber that is made from the leaves of a variety of palm tree.The large leaves are harvested, and dried and we get these long raffia strands.The raffia can be dyed to different colors. This is very versatile and is normally used by crafters, florists. You remember those rustic hand woven bags..well they are from raffia. 


Next I have dried some oranges, you could do that in a microwave or an oven.One just has to be careful, as these burn very fast. In fact I too burnt them, but I shimmered the little damage. 

So pick up your old rustic boxes , cane boxes, tie them with raffia  adorn them with dried leaves from the garden and a slice of dried orange or lemon . 




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16 comments:

  1. Thats marvellous, eco friendly and beautifully done.

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  2. That's really a neat idea Vaishali..would never have thought of dried oranges..:0)..

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  3. At the cost of sound repetative, let me tell you that these look beautiful. I never thought about orange peel as decorative stuff, but it looks so colorful. I have only seen dry leaves (some kept for ages inside books so that only the veins and net like cover remains) used for decorations.

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  4. how creative, using natural stuff for decorations. you could have added our BM meet gift tags too with the chilies and tej patta!

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  5. this looks so pretty , you have superb ideas to decorate things, this is indeed beautiful

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  6. Very creative recycling those boxes with eco friendly materials!

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  7. Vaishali, how long do you think we can preserve those dried orange slices?
    And absolutely love the packing.

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    1. Suma you could preserve these for about a month.

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  8. Wow.. what a natural beauty...and eco friendly too

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  9. Beautiful packing -- natural way.. Great ideas.

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  10. my god...never would have dreamt that orange slices can be used this way too. awesome!!

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  11. Looks beautiful. Like the others have said never thought thta oranges can be used in a decoration. These are beautiful.

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  12. Lovely idea it looks like flowers

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