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Spring Projects for Recycling Plastic Easter Eggs – Part 2

Last year, we posted a fun blog post about recycling (aka re-purposing) old Easter Eggs for the springtime (click here for post). We’re coming back a year later with a part 2. We found a few more projects to make use of all the leftover plastic Easter eggs we collect (we know you do it too)!

These ideas are great for those of you who have a surplus of plastic Easter eggs, but don’t want to throw them away after the holiday is over. We can do so many things with them that we never thought of!  Here are a few ideas to try:

Via Sweet Bean Gardening

Wrap a plastic Easter egg with twine like the one from Sweet Bean Gardening to make a muted decoration suitable for any season.

Via Handmake My Day

Add them to a spring wreath like this one from Handmake My Day.


Via Better in Bulk

Better in Bulk turned a bunch of plastic Easter eggs into a fun topiary decoration!


Via Naptime Journal

Or string all the eggs together to make a colorful garland for a fun outdoor party like Naptime Journal!

These are just a few projects to try with your Easter eggs! Don’t forget to check out last year’s post for more ideas. We might even come back with a part 3 next year if we find more fun projects! 😉

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Upcycling Halloween Candy Wrappers

The weeks after Halloween usually play out like this: gorge myself on Halloween candy and end up with a mountain size mound of candy wrappers. Throughout the years, the mound has gotten significantly smaller, but I still cannot help myself on the Halloween candy!

While I was shoveling the mess into the trashcan, I can’t help but be a amused by all the bright colors. What a waste it is to be throwing all that away! I remember long time ago, I came across a boutique that sold handbags and accessories made from candy wrappers! I was thinking “I could probably make one with all the candy wrappers I accumulate over Halloween!” Let’s take a look at all the fun things that can be made from discarded candy wrappers!

 

Creating these pieces is harder than it looks, but you’ll get the hang of it after a few wrappers. One common way is to weave them into a pattern (shown in the first 3 pieces above). There are tutorials and videos online to teach you how to do it. Once you learn how to weave a basic formation, you can experiment and create almost anything of your choice! I’m already gathering up inspiration and tutorials to prepare for this Halloween! Now I won’t feel so bad about eating all those goodies anymore!

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