The holidays are upon us, and you know that with the holidays, usually comes delicious food… Likely, a lot of this food will be homemade. If so, you will undoubtedly incur a lot of food packaging waste. Some will have to go straight to the garbage (re-using Styrofoam meat trays is not cute), but a lot of it can be recycled… or better yet, REPURPOSED! (click on the link — you know you want to).
What turned me on to this whole idea in the first place was what I saw as I was walking down the streets o’ Brooklyn on trash day this past week. Lots of bags of trash, lots of recycling, lots of… “what is that??”
And yeah, I know… Recycling is good. But… UPcycling is fun!!! And think of it this way: Free materials! (because crafting supplies really can cost some serious money.)
So, I thought — and realized, after looking in my own recycling bin — that since a big majority of the food related recyclables are cans (think: cans of crushed tomatoes, pumpkin pie filling, beans, cranberry sauce, etc.) I needed to scrounge up some crafty-whacha-ma-call-its that require cans (you know, so I could sleep better at night).
Well… what could be a better place to look than Pinterest?
(I often turn to Pinterest in times like this…)
So, for your viewing pleasure, and hopefully crafting pleasure, here are my Pinterest finds — and some good ol’ fashioned Google search finds — that use cans.
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