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Monday, November 15, 2010

Recycled Holiday Crafts for America Recycles Day

Did you know today is America Recycles Day?? I only know that because of my desk calendar that recognizes any day that resembles a holiday. But it did prompt me to look for some relevant ideas to use over the holidays. Here are some very creative, and very decorative, recycling ideas you can use over the holidays–each using a very common household item–a toilet paper cardboard tube!

Left: Fill these traditional Christmas "crackers" with treats for kids... or use it as a party favor for New Year's by putting a fortune for the upcoming year in it. Get the full how-to here.

Right: Covered in glitter, you would never know this was made from a toilet paper tube! Hang it on your tree or dangle a group of them in your window for a wintery scene. Click here for the complete tutorial.

Left: Ideas that are easy and inexpensive, like this napkin ring holder, never go out of style! Customize your napkin rings to your table's theme, party or season. From Make & Takes, get the directions here.

Right: And something for above your table... these festive lanterns. I love this one. Make them glittery white and blue so you can keep them up through the winter. Directions are given here.

Do you have a recycling craft you'd like to share? E-mail me. I'd love to see it, and maybe even feature your project in a future post!

To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit here.

1 comment:

  1. great ideas, love making those crackers! whew, I think I am finally slowing down a bit this week, I will send you an email!


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