Monday, December 17, 2007

Brighten Your Packages with a Recycled Surprise

This year, we're giving most traditional wrapping a break and going green. With the exception of some hand-me-down wrapping paper, everything will be reused or recycled. Today we're showing off our snazzy soda can bows. These are fairly easy to make and are a great conversation piece. Take any soda can and using an Exacto knife, cut evenly spaced slits down the face of the can. Once all of your slits are cut, slowly press down on the top of the can to force the sides outward. You may need to help the pieces along with your fingers. (Be careful of course, but I didn't find them to be very sharp) Once the sides are spread out, take some heavy duty tape and slide it into the the center space of the can to join the top and bottom (this will keep the can flattened). Flip it over and tape it to any gift you want to make extra special!

6 comments:

Moonlighting Creations said...

What a wonderful and creative idea!

Lara said...

That is so cute. I may have to make some of those myself.

Katie said...

Wow! The bows look amazing!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

thanks very much!

girl work studios said...

that's a great idea, love your stuff, especially the halogen angel, really creative!

Tricia said...

Oh that is sooooo cool! Love that idea!

 

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