In which Green Bean hopes for a Meaningful Memory.
It is one thing to give experiences. It is another to give handmade. And another to give green. But giving the gift of the contents of your garbage can? That takes eco-consciousness to a whole other level.
This year, in addition to adventing a reader, we decided to create our book advent calendar. Each day contains the title of a book we are reading. Following instructions on Maya Made, we used toilet paper tubes, leftover spray paint (previously used for Halloween costumes and "jet packs"), snowflake cut outs of security envelopes, staples and a glue gun. Okay, hers looks better than mine but I am proud to say that my boys and I put this together in a single afternoon, that they boys actually did help!, and that we bought absolutely nothing for this project.
If you follow these delightful directions, you too can wow your friends and family with trash to treasure this holiday season.
Coffee sleeve wreath (for those who've forgotten their reusuable mugs one too many times).
Recycled ribbon chain (38,000 miles of ribbon (enough to tie the world in a bow) is thrown out every year!)
Recycled wrapping artistry - no lie!
UNDER THE TREE
Obviously, there are a million upcycled gifts you could give a loved one for the holidays. I've chosen only the most amazing here.
What are you waiting for? Save money. Save the Earth. Flex those crafty muscles and give the gift of garbage this year.