Sunday, February 12, 2012

Up-cycling {CFC Project Week #6}



So up-cycling is really just recycling again but I like the word. It sounds like a new thing. I tried to explain this to fiancé and he laughed "It's just recycling...you recycled and repurposed something." Yes yes, but it made me feel good! This summer I started to collect washed out tomato cans (we eat spaghetti every Sunday-it's a family tradition!) so I got a lot of cans. Now originally I had no clue why I was saving these but knew I wanted to use them for my classroom. Well I got inspired after looking at some blogs and Pinterest. I stuck cute labels on them and used them to hold various classroom items. 

So here is my contribution to recycling for classroom use:


I just posted this one picture that had a few different size cans for paintbrushes, straws, popsicle sticks, and hot glue sticks. I didn't think you would want to see a whole bunch of cans lined up so I thought this picture would capture the use. 


I hope to find some other cool ideas in this link up!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting! I also find the word fun and I would love a "sketti on Sunday" tradition. Yum!

    ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

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  2. Looks great! Did you do anything special to the cans so the edges weren't too sharp?
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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    1. Actually the edges to these kind of tomato cans are not sharp at all so I did not do anything to them. I just made sure the cans were super clean and dry then applied to the labels with hot glue to them. Thanks for stopping by!

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