Simply Read, Rifle, CO
photo by Tobin Sanson

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Years Reflection

Upcycling prAna Shipping Bags

Upcycling prAna Shipping Bags (video)

With winter comes short days and long, dark evenings. My first few winters as a climber in Colorado were filled with anxiety. When would I get to climb again? Would it ever stop snowing? How can it be SO cold?
It took some time, and some patience, but I’ve finally found my peace with winter. I’ve finally realized that I don’t have to climb every weekend. In fact, it turns out that there are a whole slew of other things that I also love to do. Like skiing, swimming in the hot springs pool, watching football, and hanging out with my non-climbing friends. Most of all I enjoy finding creative ways to use all of the pretty things I save throughout the year.
This past weekend I pulled out some of the prAna shipping bags I’ve been saving for a snowy day and got to work foldingorigami boxes. I love these boxes. They make perfect treasure chests for all of the little knick-knacks I have lying around my bedroom.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to up-cycle your own prAna shipping bags into fun little boxes.
~Jen Vennon, prAna Ambassador