Monday, November 10, 2008

Recycle it!

With the holdidays quickly approaching I thought I'd share a few fun ways you can recycle and make neat gift wraps. ;)

Before throwing out empty food containers consider recycling them as container for holiday gifts, cookies, or any treats. Some great examples are nut containers, coffee comntainers, creamer tins, Mason jars, soup cans, large oatmeal containers, CD cases ect..

Here's a few examples:

An oatmeal container made into a vase for silk or dried flowers.

A empty nut conatiner made into a gift pail. I added curled wire as a handle.

An empty creamer tin, add your own cocoa mix.

Make your own cocoa recipe from Family fun. This would be great in a Mason jar as well and to do with kids as teacher gifts!

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk them until they are evenly blended.

2. Store the mix in a tightly covered container at room temperature until you're ready to package it. Makes about 4 cups of mix.

And we can't forget the pets, this is a recycled coffee can with a lid I found at a thrift shop. I added some paper and felt.

Hope that gives you a few ideas to start saving those containers. Have a wonderful day!



DeeDee said...

Oh gosh, those are all wonderful ideas!!! So cute too!! TFS!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Sherry, these are just too adorable! I love your "good eye" on containers that can be great!

Julia said...

Excellent job Sherry as we're all about recycling containers. I love the doggie one! :-)

twinklescrapbooks said...

these are lovely!

Anabelle said...

These are all so cute, Sherry. I love the doggy treat jar!!

Melanie said...

These are just awesome!