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Crafts using Recycled Materials

Discussion in 'Trash To Treasure - Joys Of Recycling' started by frustratedearthmother, May 31, 2016.

  1. Jun 1, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    DH is about to replace a tire on his bike ... I need to tell him to snag it and bring it home with him!
     
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    CJ1

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    Bike tires also make great tire swings if you cut and turn them inside out.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2016
    MoonShadows

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    For some reason I have never been a fan of any kind of planter made from an old tire. Just don't like the look.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2016
    CJ1

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    I like the look. But was wondering how it will be for the plants. Tires do offgas a good bit. So I reckon they would leech into soil too.

    Anyone know for a fact if they do?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2016
    baymule

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    Yup, they do. Old tires are considered bad for the environment and all kinds of bad stuff. So of course, some brainiac decided rubber crumb would be perfect for children's playgrounds. :th
     
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    CJ1

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    Do you have any sources to cite? I've been debating this with a friend and he's the sort that needs reading material. Haven't had the chance to search.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

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    I occasionally have ...ahem...an empty wine bottle or two hanging around. Isn't this cool?! I think they'd look really cool attached to the support pillars o the back porch. Love it! There's only about a billion other ideas for wine bottles out there!

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  8. Jun 8, 2016
    cyrhere

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    I changed tires a couple of weeks back. We have been looking for ways to upcycle them.
    Here is one my husband and I agreed on doing...

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    frustratedearthmother

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    Oh, that's cool! Will you use it for an ottoman, or another purpose?
     
  10. Jun 9, 2016
    CJ1

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    That is pretty cool.

    I saw this on face book the other day. A bit out of my league right now and no where enough time. But I still thought it was amazing. I love art.

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    I don't even have time to draw or paint right now. Heck my garden almost looks like a forrest. Gonna take a weeks vacation soon and get stuff done. And hopefully paint. Yeah. Painting comes before the garden. It's been so long.
     

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