A couple of weeks ago, I featured a completely clever little house made by Rebecca of This Chicken using the recycled interiors of security envelopes. I just discovered, thanks to Felt and Wire, that you can also use the patterned innards of the humble security envelope to make very pretty wrappers for soap:
How cool is this?!
Felt and Wire also introduced me to the work of artist Nancy Shapiro, who uses recycled security envelopes, as well as the reply cards that fall out of magazines, to create these incredible collages:
I’m now looking at security envelopes in a completely new light and won’t be so quick to toss them in the the recycling bin.