I love to craft so I thought it would be fun to re-purpose everyday items and food containers into new and colorful products.
Not only are these ideas a great way to celebrate Earth Day, but they’re also easy to do with kids and chances are, you already have the materials at home.
Take a look at my crafts below – you’ll never look at a jar, box, or egg carton the same way again!
Jelly Jar Pencil Holder – First, run the jar through the dishwasher to make sure it is clean. For decoration I braided yarn and wrapped it around the top of the jar, gluing it in place to cover the threads on the top of the glass jar.
Sauce Jar Vase – A tomato sauce jar will make a great vase. First, I made sure to run the jar through the dishwasher so it was clean. For decoration, I painted a goldfish using nail polish.
Egg Carton Golf Ball Gift Box/Organizer – An egg carton was painted white using acrylic paint and colored with permanent markers. This would make a great father’s day gift.
Cookie Box Drawer Organizer – First, cut one of the sides off of the box. Then glue fabric to all sides, creating a decorated box, which could hold jewelry or desk items.
Bright Tube Gift Holder – Pink and green stripes create a festive gift box for small items. This was easy to make using a cardboard tube and colored duct tape.
Cereal Box Magazine Holder – A cereal box can be used as a magazine holder/shelf organizer. To create this, simply cut the box in an angular fashion so the contents are easy to grab. To decorate my box, I collaged over all surfaces with blue magazine patches, glue and a collage sealer (you can use dilutes Elmer’s glue for this as well).