{project 50} #18 Washi-fied Plastic Containers

Welcome back to another recycling project for my 50 Days till Christmas crafting projects!

Plastic containers of gravy from take-outs and packaging for candies + beautiful washi tapes.

Viola!

I use these plastic containers as organizers of small trinkets and stuff like buttons, beads, rubber bands, pins, paper clips, and many more.

I’ll see you here again soon! 🙂

XOXO

P.S. Washi tapes are from Paper Chic Studio

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{project 50} #26 Plastic Fork Snowflakes

This is an upcycle/recycle project perfect for the holidays. Things you need are a bunch of plastic forks and a glue gun.

A glue gun is a crafter’s friend. Next to a pair of scissors, of course. 😉

I have been thinking for a very long time of what to do with these plastic forks that we have collected from buying those instant cup noodles and some food delivery and take-out services. Then I saw some inspiration from different DIY snowflakes out there.

I will be attaching some strings and I will add these to our DIY Christmas ornaments for this year.

Come back here soon for more 50 Days till Christmas projects! 🙂

XOXO

 

{project 50} #43 Plastic Straw Stars

This is yet another simple and very easy project for you to do. 🙂

Here in the Philippines we have our favorite element during Christmas and it is called a “parol” (aka Christmas lantern). Most of our “parols” here are shaped like a 5-point star and that is my inspiration for making this project.

Plastic straws are banned to use here nowadays because it is a non-biodegradable material which causes problems of flooding and clogging of drainage pipes (since most of the common people here are somewhat fond of littering everywhere). Now to reduce waste, I am reusing these plastic straws as an easy-to-make Christmas decor.

Start by assembling 5 pieces of straws like so:

Then staple the 5 corners of the star (marked with circles.)

Do the same thing with your other straws and you will have these:

Add strings to make it a Christmas garland or let it be as it is then stick them on walls. It can also be used as a simple star-shaped wreath for doors and windows as your Christmas decor. Add more Christmas-y elements to the stars as you please.

I hope you enjoy making this project, and I will see you here again soon! 🙂

XOXO

{project 50} #45 Upcycle Plastic Popcorn Buckets

 Project #45 is another upcycling/recycling project using those popcorn plastic tubs or buckets that you have lying around after watching too many movies at home. *guilty*

In this project I used three main materials: plastic tubs or buckets, collection of seashells, and rolls of abaca fiber in different colors.

 I removed the labels from the plastic tubs to have a clean surface. With this brand of popcorn it is easier to remove the labels without soaking the tubs in warm water and some dishwashing soap. All I needed were my strong nails, thumbs, forefingers and lots of patience.

 You will also be needing a pair of scissors, a glue gun and glue stick to attach the abaca roll and the seashells to the plastic tub. Good thing that this tub is thick enough to resist melting from the hot glue.

 Here they are!

 

 I am thinking of giving these to those sea/ocean-loving people I know for them to use as storage or desk organizers.

Enjoy upcycling and recycling! 🙂

XOXO