Saturday, July 2, 2011

An Upcycled Recycling Station

This has been our project for a few weeks now...what to use to make recycling bins that are tote-able, roomy & also unique looking.  Oh yea, & we didn't want to drop a lot of cash on the project.  Big surprise there ;)

Somewhere in our brainstorming we had the idea to use burlap coffee bags, which we get at our local coffee shop, and have used before for projects like this one.

Fun looking, cheap, large & roomy for putting lots of recyclables in them, and cheap.

Our only dilemma was, how are we going to hang these things??  We had some manila rope left over from craft show displays & decided to use it to make these guys tote-able & also to serve as a way to hang them on the garage wall.  

It's hard to see in the picture, but I basically cut a small hole in each side of the bag, ran rope through it, tied the rope off into a knot at each end & then sewed the area up around the knot to make sure the burlap didn't start to unravel where I had cut it.

And done.  3 super cool upcycled recycling bags.  One for Paper, Plastic & Cardboard.

For some reason they don't believe in recycling glass around here.

Hope you have a happy Saturday!  Today I am linking this shot up to Yellow Songbird's Saturday Snapshot! 


Cathy said...

Such a great idea! I love it.

Cameo over from yellow songbird and am now following :)

Rhonda said...

This blog is like a home improvement show! I love it!