Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Repurposed Glass Jar Projects

Today is Earth Day and we would like to share a few facts with you. Did you know that Americans throw away enough garbage everyday to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. Of the garbage Americans throw out, half could be recycled, which is enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom everyday.
In today's society the terms recycle, re-use and repurpose are common knowledge and a large effort is in place to reduce the everyday waste that is thrown away.

We would like to share some upcycle projects with you.

Glass can be recycled and reused over and over again…forever. It never wears out. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to power a computer for 30 minutes.

Project 1: Here is an easy way to upcycle your glass candle jars.
All you need to do is remove all of the used wax from the jars and wash them. They make great containers for cotton balls and other bathroom items.

 Project 2: Create canisters with knob lids from recycled pickle and condiment jars.

Supplies needed:
Clean Pickle Jar (or any other type of glass jar)
Montana Gold Acrylic Spray Paint
Crop-A-Dile Big Bite Hole Punch
Knob (your choice of style)

Wash the jar and lid completely and remove any labels.
Spray paint the lid in the acrylic paint color of your choice.
Allow the lid to dry completely. I would suggest leaving it overnight.
Now take the Crop-A-Dile Hole Punch and using the large puch setting punch a hole through the center of the lid.
Place the knob through the hole and then screw the lock nut on screw on the under side of the lid.

We like the look of assorted colors and knobs grouped together.

What great upcycle project are you planning for Earth Day? Feel free to post photos of your creative craft projects on our Facebook page.

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

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