8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws. Have you ever pried a straw out of the mouth of a young child, only to find it macerated and dripping in saliva?
DIY Eco Friendly Packaging. February 26th, 2013 Have you ever needed to find a box to package up a gift in a hurry?
Making Fused Plastic. March 12th, 2013 I’ve been wanting to experiment with fused plastic for ages so what better place to try it out than here on Tutorial Tuesday and share my experiences with you.
I’ve got lots of plastic bags stored in the kitchen from a few online supermarket deliveries we’ve done since Milo was born and I’ve just never got round to taking them back to the supermarkets for recycling. Good job too as then I wouldn’t have any bags to experiment with. As I was experimenting and learning at the same time, the images in the tutorial below show different bags all at different stages – I hope it’s not too confusing! What you will need: - Sharp Scissors - Plastic Bags - Iron - Ironing Board - Greaseproof Paper - Large Wooden Chopping Board - Metal Ruler - Craft Knife - Cutting Mat Step One. Recycled Water Bottle Flower. A wonderful way to recycle, help Earth and make your yard look beautiful!
Make a Lunch Box from a Milk Jug. Party Favour Boxes from Recycled Plastic Bottles – Step-by-Step Tutorial. Difficult to believe that these five party favour boxes were once plastic bottles that contained soft drinks.
By recycling plastic bottles in this way, you not only do your bit for Mother Earth, but you also have quite unique favour boxes for your child’s birthday party. Older children can make these boxes too, but please supervise the cutting procedures. You can use the bottles as is and just decorate with ribbons and a bows, and add small items for further decoration. You can paint them, decoupage them, cover them with modge-podge or white glue that dries clear and add glitter or simply add a few stickers for decoration purposes. Garbage Flowers. As mentioned earlier, these garbage flowers festoon the bars on the front windows of my basement apartment.
At the risk of tooting my own horn (toot! Toot!) I just love how these flowers came out; they look awful nifty, cost $2 in materials, start conversations with the neighbors, and most important--they make me happy every time I walk through my front door. Beat that! Minus a $2 bolt of 20gage wire, these were made entirely from materials I had around the house or was planning to discard. People making stuff out of nothing is as beautiful as it gets, at least in my book. Instructions Materials 1. *A note on paint: I used spray paint because I like the gradient effect and happened to have some open cans around.
Spikey 5. Daffodils 8. Plastic jug shelves - Recyclart. These “can niches” were made from half bottles of washing liquid (5 liters) with shelves made from cardboard. “Mamawax” website shows Amandine work as Recycling and presents the contemporary African design. ++ More information at Mamawax website ! Swiss Candy Jewelry. I call it Swiss Candy Jewelry because it loosely resembles Swiss cheese and the Haribo Gummi candies they sell all over central Europe.
Similar to the process used in the Sparkling and Melting Flowers, this tutorial uses the magical properties of #6 recyclable plastic. Materials: * Five #6 recyclable plastic cups * Heat source (like a well ventilated oven) * Chain or wire to use as necklace base and links * Pliers Cost: Free for me (I already had cups leftover from a party and an old junk necklace, but I imagine this could be assembled for less than $10)
Wipes Container Reuse.