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Repurposing items to turn trash into treasure: - Game pieces become jewellery charms - Neck ties become belts, purses or s...
Landfill Waste Potential <ul><li>Inspiration on a smaller scale: Try reducing your “one garbage bag per week” limit by 50-...
<ul><li>The “How -To...” </li></ul><ul><li>Roll each magazine into a cylinder and secure with glue. (fig 1) </li></ul><ul>...
graph <ul><li>Materials/Tools: - ruler, scissors, pencil </li></ul><ul><li>-1 full sheet of newspaper -  scrap ribbon/stri...
 
<ul><li>Materials/ Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>- inexpensive toothbrush(es) -pliers </li></ul><ul><li>Pot of boiling water -t...
Canada’s Use of Aluminum Save Your Pop-Tabs for Wheelchairs   Did you know it takes 1,000 aluminum pop tabs to equal one p...
 
References <ul><li>http://francais.istockphoto.com  (recycling symbol) </li></ul><ul><li>http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/20...
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Crafts Gone Green (0859764)

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Reuse recycled or found materials to create “new” handcrafted pieces.Transform vinyl records, magazines, newspaper, scraps of material into house wares, wearable creations and more. Do your part to create a crafty “green” world.

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  2. 2. Repurposing items to turn trash into treasure: - Game pieces become jewellery charms - Neck ties become belts, purses or skirts - Wine corks become bulletin boards, place card holders, pin cushions - Colourful candy wrappers become framed art - Carpeting becomes a handbag - T-shirts become woven rugs A little inspiration...
  3. 3. Landfill Waste Potential <ul><li>Inspiration on a smaller scale: Try reducing your “one garbage bag per week” limit by 50-70% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be more inventive with your recycling separation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the green cart in all areas of your living space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and... get crafting! Recycle your own paper at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rco.on.ca/upload/RC_Resources_Educators_Paper.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>70% of waste in Canadian </li></ul><ul><li>landfills could be either reused </li></ul><ul><li>or recycled </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The “How -To...” </li></ul><ul><li>Roll each magazine into a cylinder and secure with glue. (fig 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Cut 2 equal circles out of the cardboard about the diameter you wish to make your stool. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange cylinders vertically around perimeter of one cardboard circle; secure with hot glue. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill centre cavity with remaining rolled magazines; secure with glue. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay flat your large square of scrap material and place stuffing in centre and surrounding area. </li></ul><ul><li>Firmness of stuffed cushion is a preference </li></ul><ul><li>Place other cardboard circle onto stuffing . Pull fabric up to wrap edges of fabric around cardboard to upholster. Secure with hot glue. </li></ul><ul><li>Flip ‘cushion’ over and glue onto top of rolled magazines . </li></ul><ul><li>Fasten belt around diameter of magazines about in the centre. (secure with glue if necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Now you have a durable, inexpensive, stool! </li></ul><ul><li>Materials/Tools: -scissors </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 old belt -white glue & glue gun </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap fabric (about 2’x2’) -cardboard (pizza box) </li></ul><ul><li>Giant heap of magazines - stuffing (try dryer </li></ul><ul><li>(10+ at least) lint) </li></ul>Project One: Magazine Stool fig 1
  5. 5. graph <ul><li>Materials/Tools: - ruler, scissors, pencil </li></ul><ul><li>-1 full sheet of newspaper - scrap ribbon/string </li></ul><ul><li>with desired images/text - 1 medium-large button </li></ul><ul><li>-clear contact paper (Mac Tac) - sewing machine/ needle and thread </li></ul>Project Two: Newspaper Clutch Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3 <ul><li>Th e “How -To...” </li></ul><ul><li>Lay out newspaper and </li></ul><ul><li>cut a rectangle about 16” x </li></ul><ul><li>10” out of an appealing </li></ul><ul><li>section of the paper (perhaps </li></ul><ul><li>the funnies!) Note : feel free </li></ul><ul><li>to include other paper cut </li></ul><ul><li>outs with the rectangle. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut a rectangle out of </li></ul><ul><li>contact paper about 1” larger </li></ul><ul><li>than your newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Carefully peel off backing of contact paper and lay it sticky side up. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Carefully arrange your newspaper (and cut-outs) good side down </li></ul><ul><li>onto the adhesive, leaving a 1” border . Push out air bubbles as you go, </li></ul><ul><li>A rolling pin could help do this at the very end. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Fold over excess contact paper to cover edges of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Take now laminated rectangle and fold into about three equal parts </li></ul><ul><li>(like a letter). (fig 1) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Sew down part of the bottom fold to make a pouch. (fig 2) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Sew on button in about the centre of the bottom layer only. Also sew </li></ul><ul><li>a loop on the top (centre) to go around button when purse is closed. (fig 3) </li></ul><ul><li>9. Optional: attach wrist strap (ribbon, rope) onto side of clutch. </li></ul>Other options: add ribbon , beads, fringe or trim to decorate.
  6. 7. <ul><li>Materials/ Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>- inexpensive toothbrush(es) -pliers </li></ul><ul><li>Pot of boiling water -tongs </li></ul><ul><li>Oven mitts -drinking glass </li></ul>Project Three : Toothbrush Bangles <ul><li>The “How -To...” </li></ul><ul><li>A tip before you start: </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive, transparent plastic toothbrushes work </li></ul><ul><li>most effectively for this project. </li></ul><ul><li>Place toothbrush in pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove toothbrush from water with tongs and hold with an oven mitt. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove bristles with pliers while gripping with oven mitt. (If they are difficult to remove, place back into water for a few minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>After removing bristles, place handle back into boiling water for 2 more minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove from water and begin bending with tongs while holding in oven mitt. Use drinking glass to shape toothbrush handle around. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue bending and reheating until desired. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Canada’s Use of Aluminum Save Your Pop-Tabs for Wheelchairs Did you know it takes 1,000 aluminum pop tabs to equal one pound? March of Dimes gets 60¢ for every pound. Last year they collected about 2,200,000 pop tabs, and earned $1,320.  After Ministry of Health Funding, the approximate cost of a basic manual wheelchair is $700 and an electric wheelchair is $2,500. The Pop Tab Fund is part of March of Dimes Assistive Devices Program. Pop tabs only are accepted; no other metal should be included, as it will reduce the price their organization will receive. tonnes Excessive demand for Aluminum production leads to excessive waste.
  8. 10. References <ul><li>http://francais.istockphoto.com (recycling symbol) </li></ul><ul><li>http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/2007/05/recycling.html (flyer fine art) </li></ul><ul><li>http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com (carpet purse) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wrwcanada.com/download_facts.htm (pie chart data, WRW logo) </li></ul><ul><li>http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/module1/Know-about-information/Types-of-information/Article/Popular-Magazine-Article/mainParagraphs/0/image/rolled%20up%20magazine.jpg ( rolled magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brownsfashion.com/public/pictures/products/standard/87852_1.jpg (belt) </li></ul><ul><li>http://sparkinspired.blogspot.com/ (button necklace) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.makingfriends.com/toothbrush_bracelets.htm (toothbrush bracelets) </li></ul><ul><li>http://static.flickr.com/182/373917126_b2ef8d40b4.jpg (pop tab assortment) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greatgreengoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/socorro_silver_650.jpg (pop tab purse) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.recycle.nrcan.gc.ca/faq_e.htm (aluminum data) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/ (pop tab information) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tomakeyousmile.com/images/schools/Bench.jpg (recycled bench) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=808 (record earring holder) </li></ul><ul><li>www.craftknife.blogspot.com (record bowl) </li></ul><ul><li>All other images are personal photographs, power point graphics or original artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Waste reduction week </li></ul><ul><li>October 19 th -25 th </li></ul>Don’t Forget!
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