Yesterday’s post was a bit short, sorry. So I’m going to make up for it today!
Here are 5ways to recycle:
- Festive (and seasonal) garlands.
- For these pretty decorations, all you need to do it cut an old piece of paper into 1cm-2cm strips. (If there is writing, tippex it out)
- Draw a pretty pattern or colour in the whole strip.
- for halloween you could draw pumpkins or for Christmas little fir street or presents. file:///var/folders/gz/xdq0025d6bs_jjhw54039gd00000gn/T/IMG_0461.jpg
- Join the two ends of the first strip together with a glue stick and then attach the rest like a chain until you have your preferred length.
- Hang it wherever you like
- Plastic bags
We’ve all had that annoying time when its raining on your new curls or you don’t have a shower cap. You can use hot glue or, if you have more time, a needle and thread.
- cut out a large circle from the middle of a bag. Make sure that you get both sides of the bag.
- Hot glue, or sew, them together.
- Take a piece of stretchy elastic. Wind it around your head snugly and cut it to the right size.
- Glue or sew the outline of the bag securely onto the elastic.
- Pull on your shower cap/colourful bad hair day prevention device and you are done!
- Tiny pencils you can’t sharpen any more.
Believe it or not, these have a decorative use!
- Take a plain pencil pot and lots of small pencils.
- Glue the stubs on with hot glue and leave to dry.
- Voila! A perfect pencil pot!
- Used up pens and old clothes.
- Take four used up pens and an old top/skirt/dress.
- Cut out the best part of the material and make a square with the pens. Glue the pens together in that shape.
- Take the material and stretch it over the square tightly. Tape it to your table with making tape.
- Place a heavy item on the fabric and see if the fabric gives. It the item tips, stretch the fabric tighter or glue two more pens in a cross in the middle.
- When you are happy, tape it down and poke the nozzle of a glue gun in between the pens and the fabric and fasten securely together.
- Now you have a new placemat!
- Damaged earphones.
Although electrical wires can be quite dangerous, keep them away from electric current and you will be fine!
- Cut the plug and the buds off with a sharp pair of scissors. Put a blob of hot glue over each cut to prevent sharp ends.
- Cut the wire into three equal sections, (remember to dab each cut with glue).
- Plait the sections together and glue the plait into a loop. Pin or glue the loop to your bathroom ceiling over your sink, shower or bath.
- Hang your wet flannel over it for convenience so it drips dry into the sink, shower or baths.
- Pretty neat, huh?
See you guys tomorrow!