Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sustainable Containers

With the whole world shifting towards the green movement, it's only sensible for yourself and for the environment to jump on the change. I am making sustainable changes in my life by recycling more, and most recently upcycling. Upcyling is when you take something and make something new out of it so that it can continue to be reused and not pollute the environment in landfills or rivers.

My first upcycled (is that the correct term?) item was a pepsi can. I turned it into a tray that can hold an assortment of items. 

Pepsi Can

Pepsi UPcycled ;)
After seeing and being inspired to create a sustainable can container, I decided to keep going and used an empty plastic pretzel container for storage of my jewelry. 

My new bracelet container!
DIY: How to Make A Sustainable Can Container
Step 1: Cut off top of the can   

Step 2: Cut vertical strips down the side of the can (about 7-9) in equal lengths and trim edges.
    

Step 3: Lay strips flat. Fold strips over the strip to left until reaching the final strip. 



Step 4: Tuck last strip under the strip to it's left and use your new tray!




2 comments:

  1. Great idea !! Very creative :)

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    1. Thank you! It's so easy also. Hope you give it a try!

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