"...honor [Earth Day April 22)] with a vintage or shabby chic project that includes an item that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin. You can use an old jar, glass bottle, packaging material or other bits and bobs to create your upcycled masterpiece."
Now, I don't usually upcycle "item[s] that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin" ... I recycle them to the community recycle program IF they are acceptable. But retail plastics are not acceptable in our local program and I have two plastic containers that were put aside after the purchase of two sets of Lindy's Gang Magicals:
Products used in this recycled plastic tube:
- Papers: recycled glassine envelopes
- Embellishments: Hobby Lobby “Decorative Trim - natural” (355891); brown satin ribbon; Petal Textural Elements “Burlap Wild Sunflowers - ivory” (1223200); Jolee’s Boutique from EK Success “Burlap and Lace Bows” (50-60503) and “Burlap and Cream Lace Mini-flowers” (50-60482); bronze-tine filigree butterfly
- Adhesives: Distress Collage Medium; iCreate “easy Tear Tape”; EK Tools 3D Foam Dots
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, April 15, 2019: Beautiful Blooms