I just finished my most recent DIY project, a new piece of art for my office. Anyone who knows me is aware of my fondness for Starbucks, I''m a sucker for all the seasonal drinks, new flavours and the gift cards. They have great images and colours so it made total sense to me to make a piece of art using them. As I didn't think of keeping any of the dozens I've been given over the years I decided to ask my favourite Starbucks at Chapters in Kanata. One of the many great barrista's there started a collection for me. I checked back after a few weeks and was surpised to find hundreds waiting for me! I bought a canvas and then sorted the cards and using a glue gun attached them. Half an hour later my masterpiece was ready to hang up.
I thought that I was the only one with this addiction. However I found out that not only are other people hooked on Starbucks beverages but that there are groups that even collect the gift cards.(buckscards.com) I also found a few examples of arts and crafts like mine.
Grab a cup of java and think outside the cup!