I was rereading an old diary of mine from when I was in middle school. It said that I think I’m an environmentalist. Years later, I’ll tell you, I am. When I wrote that the news was laden with stories about the ozone layer and how we can prevent global warming. I jumped on the environmental bandwagon and I never got off. I also remember taking a trip to California and seeing cows grazing. I wanted to become a vegetarian on the spot. But my mom wouldn’t let me. She made me eat a steak while tears were streaming down my face. Years later, I did swear off beef for about 9 years. Then I decided to eat it, for medical reasons when I became pregnant and actually, I haven’t stopped since.
Okay, that was a tangent. What I was getting at was I love to recycle and repurpose everything that I can.
I recently crafted this adorable recycled tin can wind chime for Momtastic.com. Click here for the complete how-to.
They are so easy to make.
Basically, you decorate tin cans with duct tape. Nail a hole in the top. Then thread fishing line through. Then you thread pom poms on the fishing line and hang on an embroidery hoop. Easy Peasy!! Promise!
Here are more recycled craft projects for you to try: