When faced with a challenge such as this, sometimes it's best to stick with what you know. And that's exactly what Elaine from ElaineZelkerPhotography did when she created her project from this hod podge of crafting materials that I sent her:
She received the top half of Goodwill T-shirt, a "junk load" of pop tabs and a couple of pages of maps. And artfully, this trash was turned into treasure when Elaine created this photoboard:
She adorned an an old frame with origami flowers made from the maps, then used and old medicine cup, some of the T-shirt and the pop tabs to create a pin cushion to house pins for future pinning.
The pop tabs were simply hot glued but she did sew some map strips onto the T-shirt which acts as the photo board backing. These strips easily hold pictures in place:
Sweet way to upcycle a bunch of stuff that someone else might just cast aside, right?