Sunday, February 26, 2012

Upcycling - a little trashy (#1)

Wikipedia defines upcycling as "the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value". It's a bit of a passion of mine. I'd like to say that it's because I am so "green" and "eco-conscious" (really I'd like to be) but actually, I'm just a cheap-skate. My latest upcycling project is an old fabric softener jug turned watering can.

How to make it

Rinse your old jug very well. When you think it's clean enough, rinse it a few more times. (Your plants/seeds will not like the fabric softener)

Using a very small drill bit or hammer and nails (take obvious safety precautions and/or use common sense) make approximately 20 holes in the cap.

Make a "fancy" label. (see above

Fill with water and sprinkle on your plants.

*As a side note*  This is great for young children to use on seeds because the water comes out very slowly and will not disrupt the germination process or the delicate roots of young seedlings.

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