Veteran’s Reflections posted this moving picture on Facebook today. These Heroes passed the finish line right before the blasts and then they were among the first responders. This isn’t really a recycling post but I felt that today it was important to mention those who did good after such a terrible tragedy in Boston. There are many stories of people who did wonderful things, I hope they receive the same attention as those who committed this terrible tragedy.
I have been wanting to do a mosaic project and this looks like a great one! There are so many ways you can decorate this birdbath. you could place the tiles in a pattern or more free form. The birds will love it and its a fun way to decorate your garden.
Cottage in the Oaks has wonderful ideas and easy to follow directions, just follow this link.
A great way to recycle tiles is to update a patio set by covering the top with a beautiful mosaic tile design. If you have leftover tile from a remodeling job you will be set. You can also find great deals on boxes of leftover tiles at garage sales or thrift stores.
Follow this link for easy to follow directions and helpful tips.
Save your egg cartons for free seed starters. I tore off the top of the carton and placed it under the carton. I am going to place old cookie sheets under these so that when I water them it won’t have a chance to hurt the wood desk I’m keeping them on. I also put saran wrap over the top after I watered them to keep the moisture in.
There are many ways to recycle a pizza box but this is an easy one and could be used to organize all kinds of projects. You could line it with contact paper or construction paper if you want to decorate it more. The nice thing is they would keep the project contained and if you have more than one they would be easy to stack.
Follow this link for detailed instructions and more great projects.
I love ideas to reuse wooden pallets and this is a great one. Shelving can be expensive so I was excited to see this idea. We have often picked up pallets for free as long as we were willing to haul them away. If you follow the link to the article, you will get wonderful tips on checking out the pallets to make sure they are sturdy. You will also find great directions on building the shelf.
We love Lemon Water and now I have found a great way to reuse the lemons. I put the lemons in a pan with some water and a few cinnamon sticks from my craft drawer (they were too dusty for food consumption). I have also used cinnamon powder with the lemons with great results too. I let this simmer on the stove to add humidity to the air and a wonderful smell to the house! When it’s time to dump the lemons out I add them to my compost pile.
I’m looking forward to spring and beginning to plan out my garden. I just came across this wonderful idea to upcycle an old patio umbrella frame into a wonderful trellis. You just need to strip off the fabric. I plan on growing cucumbers around it and letting them grow up it to keep the cucumbers off the ground but you could plant all kinds of plants.
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I love this idea from Threading My Way, these Baskets made from Recycled Jeans are so cute and you can make them in a variety of sizes. You could use them to store all kinds of things, they would be great in your closet for scarves, gloves or other small items. I think they would be wonderful in a craft or sewing room. These baskets are soft so they would be perfect for corralling some of the toys in a child’s room. The great thing is you can wash them if they get dirty or dusty.
Instead of buying a gift bag use one of these baskets and it will be really appreciated!They do require some sewing but you will find wonderful directions by following this link.