Welcome to My Tiny Brain Wave #3!
If you recall, this is a feature wherein, hither and thither, once in a while, when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, I will be posting ideas that I've come up with that are NOT A CRAFT by gum, but rather a brilliant idea that might be useful in crafting somewhere sometime someday.
Today I share a happy little discovery that I made a couple of years ago at around this time.
I was minding my own business, clearing away the remnants of the festive season, when out of the corner of my eye, I spied a box of chocolates lurking within the pristine tidiness of my kitchen cabinets (true fact). So I very casually sauntered over to see if perhaps there were any chocolates left inside. Sadly, there were not. There were only the normal scraps and dregs found in any garden-variety chocolate box: the moulded plastic insert, the bits of tissue paper and that soft multi-layered cushiony rectangle that protects the box's glorious contents.
Okay Michele, cut to the chase, and get to the point.
Well, you know that multi-layered cushiony rectangle? You'll notice that if you go to a corner, and gently peel away the outer layer of waxy paper, you will reveal a pretty corrugated paper underneath...
That when exposed looks something like this...
It looks exactly like this.
That when exposed looks EXACTLY like this...
Now my cushiony rectangle consisted of 5 layers. So after carefully removing that first waxy layer, I continued with the deconstruction, peeling away the corrugated layer as well. It ultimately looked like this.
In the end, when all the layers were pulled apart, I had 3 pieces of thin waxy paper and 2 pieces of gorgeously corrugated paper.
Thin waxy paper = yawn.
Gorgeously corrugated paper = free crafty yumminess!
It's the small things.
Now please go have yourself a lovely day, and I'll see you again soon!