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Making responsible choices is important to me. I want our planet to be healthy for my kids and their kids and so on but I don’t think it’ll be in good shape if we make careless choices now which is why we recycle as often as possible. Using Energizer EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries is just one more way we are making responsible choices.
Energizer’s New EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries are the first on the market to use recycled batteries/materials and are available in AA and AAA. They are Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever! Energizer EcoAdvanced holds up to 12 years in storage.
I found Energizer EcoAdvanced Recycled Batteries on the battery display when I was Walmart last week and had to pick up a couple packages of AA.
To celebrate Energizer’s new batteries, I wanted to inspire you with five crafts you’d make out of things you’d throw away –
5 UpCycled Crafts:
1) Tire Seat
- Tire(s) (I got mine from a friend who works at a tire shop – it’s unusable for a car but will make a great seat!)
- 1 piece of MDF cut into a circle (about 19 inches in diameter)
- Hot glue gun (with plenty of extra glue sticks)
- Twisted cord or rope
- The patience of a saint!
- Wash the tire well.
- Cut your MDF into a circle to fit just over the hole of the tire.
- If you are using two tires, screw them together.
- Screw the MDF circle to the tire using at least three screws (spaced evenly).
- Ensuring you are at the exact center, hot glue the rope to the board until you are satisfied.
- Sit and relax!
2) Mason Jar Containers – When my sister got married, their ‘thank you for coming’ gift was the mason jar that you drank from while you were there. She had so many leftover mason jars! So I’ve been using them for all kinds of things but my kids like to use them to catch backyard creatures.
3) Oatmeal Container Birdfeeder – We have a family of birds that live between our house and the neighbor’s. They are tiny and cute, but they poop all over my porch because they eat the neighbor’s dog food. When we finished off a container of oatmeal, I made this bird feeder to see if I could move the birds down the fence a bit. I started by putting it on my fence table because it’s close to the birds’ home. I’ll eventually move it farther down and hang it off the fence.
Did you know you can feed birds scraps from your kitchen? You can put out baked goods, cheese, veggies, pasta, rice, fruits, cereal, oats and nuts without harming them. Talk about a great way to recycle!
4) Toilet Paper Gift Box – I don’t think I’ll ever buy little gift boxes again! These are super easy to make and incredibly cute! I decorated it with a permanent marker, but you could use Washi tape or scrapbooking paper.
5) Chair Planter – find an old chair. Remove the seat and put a potted plant in (or you can attach mesh, fill with dirt and plant flowers).
Which of these 5 upcycled crafts is your favorite?
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Tiffanie Doyle says
I love the tire seat idea. My kids love playing in the back yard and sometimes they just need a place to sit down and rest. !
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That tire seat is genius! I never would have thought to make something like that 🙂
Heather Buen says
These ideas are awesome. Mason Jars aka any kind of jar is just great for a variety of things. I also like it when the kids keep using it and reusing it for so many things. That way when they get tired of it, they can just wash the jar and use it for something else.
Star Traci says
I love that they are now using recycled batteries to make new batteries.
Those are all great ideas but that tire seat rocks!!!
These crafts are so cute! I’ve been working on making old things new this year and I love these ideas! I’ve also switched out my batteries!
Rebecca Orr says
I just about wigged out when I saw that snake! The the chair planter needs a permanent home on my front porch! So pretty and such a great way to reuse old furniture that is beyond typical repair.
Those are some super cute ideas! That snake kinda freaks me out, to be honest, though! We go through SO MANY BATTERIES- I like the recyclable ones
Robin Gagnon says
I have a couple old tires in the garage. I might make the seat for under my daughter’s playhouse.
These are such great ideas! I love repurposing things around the house into something else. Love your tire seat, too. I’ll have to make that if I ever get some tires laying around.
Liz Mays says
I’ll tell ya what… people are just so creative I can hardly believe it. That tire seat is brilliance.
Sara Phillips says
I’m going to have to make another seat because my kiddos are fighting over that one!
How cool is that, the boychild would love this
OH MY GOSH is that snake real? Did you really catch that in your yard? I would die if I had snakes like that in our yard! I love recycling & upcycling.
Sara Phillips says
Yep – it’s ‘just’ a Garter snake and the kids caught it (supposedly without using their hands because they were told not to touch it!). These snakes are supposed to eat insects and are rumored to be good for your yard.
These are really cute crafts! I love the planter in the chair!
Sarah B says
I love all these ideas, but my favorite it the old chair planter! So cute!! #client