This past Saturday was Earth Day! Did you do anything special? If 90’s cartoons taught me anything, its that we only get one planet; we need to take care of it (and not just on Earth Day)! So today’s Try It is all about upcycling, reusing, and reducing waste!
I did two different projects this week re-using what some may deem as “trash” but I saw its potential to be something better!
For my first project, I took the empty M&M minis tube Huff the Tot had just devoured and cleaned it out:
Then, I wrapped it in some a-DORK-able Duct Tape:
Voila! I was done! Seriously, that’s it. Now I have an awesome pocket container to take places when I don’t feel like carrying a purse. This would be great for trips to the beach/lake, festivals, concerts, or just a night out on the town (though, I have two kids so the chances of me getting to go to any of those places is pretty slim!). But still, look at all that this thing holds:
Plus, there was still room! You could pop a chapstick tube in there and maybe even some compact feminine hygiene products!
For my next project, I used an old coffee container:
I cleaned it out, took the label off, and cut an “X” on the lid:
Then, I used a chalkboard sticker I bought the day after Christmas and bam! Instant bag dispenser!
You don’t have to put bags in yours! You can decorate/label it any way you want and store just about anything in there. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some more links for recycling crafts!
Do you have any favorite eco-friendly crafts? Share in the comments below!