Friday, September 24, 2010

Reuse Plastic Bag Ties ~ Play Bingo

Finally, we have come up with another way to reuse plastic bread/bag ties.  Save them and sort in containers by color.  Create a bingo came by visiting and use your plastic ties for bingo game markers.

 The bingo game cards can be printed 1, 2 or 4 cards per page, however you will need the squares to be big enough for your reused plastic bread ties.  Print the cards on paper or card stock that is a different color than your ties. 

Family Tip:  Play bingo games together to reduce TV time.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hanging Candle Chandeliers

These candle chandeliers were created by recycling metal baskets of different sizes, recycling plant hanger chains, and glass jars.  Candles and simple decor was added.  These candles were purchased for $1.00 (6 candles) and the hanging decor were found in clearance aisles at a large department store.
These can be placed on reused plant hangers indoors for a non-electric lighting source, during power outages or for a romantic lighting.  They can be placed on large S hooks on tree limbs outdoors for patio lighting.

 There is no end to how creative you can make these candle chandeliers.  Have fun and make yourself a few. For the one photographed above, I used flexible wire to hold the recycled canning jar in place.
(I apologize for photo clarity.  Our camera went on the fritz and I am using an older camera until I replace it.)