Wednesday, 21 November 2012

When Ikea Gives You Catalogue...


Christmas is near and your mailbox is stuffed with all sorts of promotion brochure/ catalogue. Are you planing to throw them away? You might want to keep one or two if not all, in case you need a nice thank you card after your great holiday stay at relatives'/ friends' house or received some very thoughtful gifts during the holiday.

christmas thank you cards made of catalog
When Ikea gives you catalogue, make cards!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Support Real People This Christmas

I kind of stole this image somewhere and couldn't recall where I found it.

Anyway, whoever that made this, well said! THANKS so much for making this!!
Support real people this holiday seasons =)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DIY Tag Using Security Envelope and Business Card

I have a thing for security envelope. I love the patterns and be inspired by them. One of my favorites is the black and white, tile-like pattern.
This is what I usually make, pretty isn't it? (I'm shameless and I know it, LOL) 
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upcycled tag made of security envelope and business card

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Durian, pronounced as djʊriən, is known as "king of fruits" in Southeast Asia. It has a strong flavor and smell which most people in Southeast Asia love while others find it.. STINKS. I'm one of those "others".

durian the king of fruits
This is how the "king of fruits" looks like. It has crowns spikes all over the body.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Dilemma

Just when I thought my upcycling collection can't get crazier, I saw these..
toilet paper rolls wall decor
Wall Decor made of toilet paper rolls.

Toilet paper roll pencil holder
Toilet paper roll pencil holder.

cute toilet paper roll animals
Toilet paper roll animals!

Toilet paper tubes wall decor
Toilet paper tubes wall decor.

Toilet paper roll crafting art LEVEL 9000
Toilet paper roll LEVEL 9000!

Toilet paper roll art LEVEL 9000
Toilet paper roll LEVEL 9000!
Toilet paper roll crafting art ASIAN LEVEL
Toilet paper roll ASIAN LEVEL!

upcycle toilet paper roll by gift wrapping
Everybody is getting gift from me wrapped in a toilet paper roll from now on 'cause that's how I roll!

eco friendly gift wrapping by using toilet paper tubes
I'm going to wrap favors during my birthday party, wedding, baby shower and even funeral! Wait, do people give away favors at the funeral..? Oh well, there's always a first time.
Plants in toilet paper tubes!
Plants in toilet paper tubes!

toilet paper tube book with pull tabs
A book made of those paper tubes!

Are you kidding me..?!!?! This is going to take my addiction (refer to my previous post) to a whole new level!!

toilet paper roll/ tube dilemma

Saturday, 3 November 2012

I am a Paper Addict

Hi, my name is Huey. I am a Paper Addict. It started when I was a school kid. I first collected pretty pictures on the newspaper and magazine, cut them and pasted them into my scrap books, which were made of annual report with boring financial charts and.. reports. 

Today, although I no longer cut pictures from newspapers, I'm still unable to resist beautiful images from magazine, calendars, flyers, brochures.. Any printed papers that come to my hands. The condition got worse the past few years when my collection expanded to scrapbooking pattern paper, wrapping paper, used security envelope, map, shopping bag, the list goes on.

Strange addiction, I know. What makes it worse is that it gives me joy and satisfaction seeing my collection grows everyday, even though it's cluttering up my space which is a big deal in Singapore where every inch of space worth a fortune. I actually bought 2 shelves from Ikea just to store them (>_<)"'

Used paper goods are my worst nightmare. I feel guilty to throw away ANY used security envelope, map, shopping bag, packaging... Anything at all, as long as they are clean, knowing that I can make them into something else.

Just a *tinny* tip of the iceberg.
Singaporean stamps for upcycling projects
Stamps are addictive.

typical chinese calendar with feng shui and zodiac details
Get high with Chinese Calendar.

You'll find this familiar if you stayed in Singapore.

paper box with oriental/ chinese paper cut floral design
This paper box is from Taiwan, if I'm not mistaken.

red packet, parking ticket and security envelope for repurpose projects
Security envelopes, parking tickets and Ang Pau (red envelope).
map from seoul, korea
Map used in Seoul, Korea.

Maybe I'm not strange at all, just completely insane... LOL