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By Cori Babinski

Trash to Treasure Handbook

Cloud Lights

  1. White Paper Lanterns

  2. LED lights (and batteries)

  3. Hot glue gun

  4. Clear string

  5. Stuffing

  6. Scissors 

  1. Open up the lanterns

  2. Hot glue the stuffing around the lantern until it is completely full

  3. Cut one piece of string, and fold it over so it makes a loop

  4. Attach both ends of the string to the lantern

  5. Turn it on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8NbFtehHfw

 

S=$7.00

M=$9.00

B=$10.00

Bead Rings

  • Wire
  • Plyers
  • Beads
  • Scissors

Price=$3.00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjDEKQgfQ_s

 

   

Animal Cracker Pillows

Print out the templates, if you'd like to use them. You'll need to print them at 200% size at a local print shop (unless you have a large scale printer) to make them the size our pillows were. You can also use our templates as a guide and freehand your own shapes!

2. Trace your template onto your felt twice and cut both shapes out.

3. Pin the two pieces together and stitch around the entire outside with your sewing machine with a 1/2" seam, leaving a three-inch gap at the bottom of one of the feet.

4. Clip the seam along the inner curves before turning right side out. This makes the seam smoother once you stuff it! Turn right side out.

5. Stuff the pillow. Make sure you get stuffing in all the little areas on the animal, like the elephant's trunk and the rhino's horn.

6. Hand stitch the opening closed using a slip stitch.

7. Place a bead of hot glue on the back of a pom pom and glue it to the pillow. Repeat with as many pom poms as you'd like!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9dmMKq8ME

 

 

Price=$10.00

Fairy Jars

 

  • Mason jar

  • Glow sticks

  • Scissors

  • Glitter

 

  1. Snap the glow sticks to activate them

  2. Then cut the glow sticks and dump out the liquid into the jars

  3. Stir

  4. Stir in some glitter

  5. Put your lid on top

  6. Watch them glow!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDwowoqFlLY

 Price=$10.00

 

Marble Mugs

  • Water

  • Nail polish

  • Modge podge

  • Pan/bowl

  • Plain Mugs

  • Paint brush

 

  1. Fill your pan/bowl with water

  2. Drop drops of nail polish into the water

  3. Dip part of your mug into the nail polish water

  4. Take it out and wait for the nail polish to dry

  5. Apply a layer of modge podge and wait for it to dry

NOTE: If you drink out of it, handwash it afterward!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCWkh-CmsIU

 Price=$10.00