Up-cycling happy

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  1. Deana Tankersley

    Deana Tankersley Seedling

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    Sometimes I love finding another use for things we normally throw out. Just love being crafty and upcycle minded. What's some things you like to reuse?.Guess it's a bit of a habit for me. Cans, plastic bags,coffee containers, bottles...
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love what you've done with 'useless' items Deana. It just goes to show that, with a little imagination, even what most people would think of as trash can up-cycled into something worthwhile. Well done!! :smt023
     
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    I second Eileen's "well done!"
    Here on the farm we use, re-use, and use until something is no longer usable. Large plastic coffee containers are under the kitchen sink holding kitchen scraps and coffee grounds for the compost pile; chicken feed bags are used to line the garbage cans in the barn and shed; the string from the chicken feed and bird feed bags are wound around old wooden thread spools, and the thread is used to tie and hang herbs for drying.
    My husband knows to NOT throw anything away until he has checked to see if it has another use (or two, or three!).
     
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    Deana Tankersley Seedling

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    :smt055 @eileen thank you for the beautiful compliment, a bit of a crafty habit I admit.@marlingardener you make absolute comforting sense..too much is wasted and can be reused.
     



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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I have been making mittens from old sweaters. I have made more than 20 so far. I am giving them away as presents and perhaps I will sell some in handcraft stores come fall.
     
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    That's fantastic Cayuga, I bet those do make fun and great gifts!:setc_034::smt023;)
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Thanks @Deana Tankersley . I actually have been having great fun matching the wool colors and thicknesses.
     
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    You sure do know how to make things pretty again, your crafts all look great.
     
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    Not as pretty as Cayuga's mittens, but we do have a use for old crew socks. They are stretchy and when cut into 1" strips, make great tomato, pepper, any plant that needs it, ties. I use them in the tomato patch for the tomatoes and peppers, and on the trellis for the gourds. Some of the climbing roses are secured with soft, stretchy bands of old crew socks (and yes, the roses still smell like roses and not like old socks!).
    I confess, I save the ones I can for use the next season.
     

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