Friday, April 24

Upcycle to Make a Ring

Zakka Life Crafts has very simple project instructions for upcycling the plastic tab from a milk or juice container into a ring. The project is so simple even a young child can easily do this.

The only thing I'd add to her instructions is the possibility of cutting the round circle into different shapes for more variety. An adult should do the cutting and the edges of cut portion should be sanded down so they are not sharp.

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34 comments:

Small Footprints said...

What a clever idea ... and fun for kids!

Thanks for sharing!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

K. B. Keilbach said...

I love it! I'm going to share this with a friend of mine who makes jewelry with her kids.

Kimberly
http://kbkeilbach.blogspot.com

Le-Chat said...

I like this! I'd make one for myself if I could... Too bad the containers in my country don't have that inside capping! They use a different design here.

Crocheters also use the rings to crochet around and make tiny wreaths as tree ornaments. But they also use larger rings from plastic (milk) bottles for that. Here's an example of my own: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27433928

What puzzles me though is whatever happened to the old fashioned containers that you had to cut or tear open at the corner. I think it's just another sales trick that adds nothing really useful to the product. Just more waste and waste of resources. As if the cartons themselves aren't waste enough! You can't even throw them in the paper recycling bins because of the plastic coating.

artlover said...

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Mariette xox

Shane at Environmental Health-Wellness-Beauty,LLC said...

My girls will love this!

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matt at house clearance said...

wow wouldn't of even thought you could use these sort of items like that very nicely done miss :-)

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Frank Zweegers said...

Great idea! I am recycling already a lot of stuff adn if I can reuse them mysefl it is even better ! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Howe said...

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Eminia said...

Such a nice idea kids will fall in love with it..Closed Loop Recycling

Anonymous said...

Lovely sharp post. Never thought that it was this easy. Extolment to you!.

photo canvas pictures said...

great idea, thanks for sharing, have kids of my own to

American Recycling Technology said...

This is a great idea.. I will share with my friends

Manhattan Air Specialists said...

It is exciting to be able to recreate from the old and also helpful for the environment specially when it comes to plastics because it clogs the earth.

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Mike's Vent Cleaning said...

That is a sweet looking ring which could be a beautiful gift to a dear friend too.There is a deadly need for recycling and stopping the waste from going to the dump.

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Sandy said...

Awesome! A way to let other people know about your recycling activities is to snap a picture of yourself while at work. Here's the application for doing just that. http://youtu.be/qxQn-00Rr7s

Mario Zeledon said...

what a beatifull ring!!! :D i like it

Louis Perkins said...

Hahaha very creative but I'm not sure I know anyone who would actually wear this ring. Are these things also thrown out by the bottle depots? I know the caps are at least.

Fred Smith said...

Woah! That is pretty awesome, maybe I should try it sometime before I take things to the scrap metal recycling in Cincinnati, OH. Thanks for the tip.

Jack Mason said...

This is a great post. I love that you can make such great jewelry out of recycled material. I wonder if the recycling centres in Calgary do the same thing.

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