Did you see Cool2Craft this week? I had such a great time creating this cool project from tin cans and Cool2Cast plaster from Cool2Craft. It’s a great way to first recycle tin cans into gift cans and second it’s useful. I know it’s been done thousands of times but it’s always fun just to spark our creativity and see a new version.
Recycle Tin Cans into Gift Cans
When opening your cans, be sure to use a ‘Smooth Edge’ can opener. When it cuts the can, it creates a cap from the lid and there are no sharp edges. I then filled the lid with a little bit of Cool2Cast plaster. Let it dry and rubber stamped the top. You can decorate the sides any way you want. I collage-d one, put fabric around on one and also just rolled the can in the plaster….let it dry and decorated the plaster with alcohol inks and acrylic paints.
I went with a ‘Wish’ theme and rubber stamped…’I wish you love’….Wishing you dreams come true …wishing you Happiness!!!
If you want to watch the replay of my demo on the Cool2Craft web Tv show, here’s the link:
Also check out all the other wonderful designers on the show:
Me Heidi Borchers – www.ecoheidi.com
Linda Peterson – www.lindapetersondesigns.blogspot.com and www.craftechuniversity.com
Lorine Mason – www.divaschmivas.com
Tiffany Windsor – www.cool2craft.com and www.tiffanywindsor.com
Just being EcoFriendly….
Posted in Creative Thoughts, Eco Project Tips & Tricks
Tagged Cool2Craft, Creative Recycling, Eco art, EcoFriendly, EcoHeidi, Green Crafting, repurpose, reuse, Smooth Edge Can Opener, tin cans
Instead of going out to buy plastic Easter eggs or gift boxes, take a look around your house and in your recycle bin. The small cardboard raisin boxes are perfect to hide treats and goodies. Simply cover with fun scrapbook paper, gift wrap or fabric.
EcoFriendly Easter Wrap-Raisin Boxes
A empty tea box is perfect for that chocolate Easter bunny (trim with plastic water bottle flower) . For Easter grass use some of your shredded paper from your shredder!!
Repurpose Tea box- Fabulous for a chocolate bunny
Repurpose all of your tin cans into creative gift giving… I have one of the can openers where you can place the can lid back onto the can so you can use for storage or perfect for a gift.
Cans make perfect gift containers..Better than in the landfill
So look around your house, in the recycle bin….have the kids help!!! Lets continue to help our planet for future generations by Recycling Creatively.
Don’t forget to reuse all of your creatively recycled gift boxes…. Keep them in a space where you will be ready for the next event.