While I was preparing to teach a freeform crochet class, I decided that everything I used in the class would have a crochet theme. I wanted to have extra hooks and pencils available on the table, so I had the idea to cover a container with crochet. I didn't have time to crochet a custom cover, so I took the freeform pillow that I designed for a CGOA design contest and made a color copy of the front of the pillow. Then, I cut a piece to fit the container and glued it on. It is a great way to decorate with crochet without actually doing any crochet work! You can enjoy your favorite pieces in a new way.
Photocopied freeform crochet pieces are especially successful, as there are many areas of interest. I have also made book covers and greeting cards with this method. The possibilities are endless! I have an HP all in one printer with a color copier, so luckily I am able to do the copying at home. I am not sure what Kinkos would think about me bringing in a pillow to photocopy! Give it a try, have a look at your crochet projects with new eyes!