Recycle Love

I love Yankee Candle jars. They’re pretty and it always seems a shame to get rid of them.  I generally put them into the recycle bin though, because I can’t think of anything to do with them.  I had wanted to etch them, but I really thought they were made of some sort of Pyrex and couldn’t be etched.  However, I discovered I was wrong!  I can’t tell you how happy I am about this.  I feel like dancing!  Now I wish I had all of those I put in the recycle bin back! Oh well, it gives me a great excuse to burn more candles.

So, check this out before you head off to the other Handmade Monday blogs.  It’s fun, it’s easy and you can surely think of something  you need to store! I thought this one turned out fun because I was recycling jars for recycled crayons and recycling ideas from my other projects!  It was sort of a recyclorama!  🙂

I think this particular jar with the heart crayons would be an awesome Valentine’s Day gift.  Check it out at Reusing Candle Jars.

 

 

 

Color With Your Heart

Handmade Monday again!  And I’m ready.  🙂  Go check it out, but first, check out this fun project.  It uses things that you probably already have around; crayons, cooking spray, muffin pans (hopefully you have a heart shaped one, but you can buy the silicone ones online or I think I actually got mine for about $10.00 at Target), cookie sheet, and oh yeah, an oven.

If you have kids, let them help by having them bring you all of their broken crayons.  Let them get off whatever paper is still on the crayons, break them into smaller pieces and help sort the colors.  However adults need to deal with ovens and hot melted crayons.

This was so much fun and came out much prettier than I thought.  I am envisioning heart shaped crayons for little girls for Valentine’s Day or for party favors.  Of course you can do other shapes too.  But the hearts were just so awesome!

Easy directions, try this out just to recycle those used crayons or to do something fun for your next kid’s party or even if you don’t have kids but want to make a special surprise for one. You can find the directions at Crayon Hearts.  Check it out!