Recycled Milk Bottle Angel Christmas Decoration

by Megan Bayliss | October 11, 2016 8:37 am

angels from kitchen wasteWith Christmas school holidays around the corner I am getting lots of enquiries about vacation care recycled craft programs. Given plastic waste is everywhere and that in Cairns we are on the ocean it makes sense to use single use plastic in craft projects as a medium for educating for sustainability and ocean clean up.

Our beautiful aluminium can angel decorations are loved by all and sundry and make terrific gifts when packaged as a set of six different coloured angels. However, those crafty little aluminium angels are too sharp for children to make and not suitable as gift toppers for children's gifts.

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Christmas angels made from recycled aluminium cans
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Enter plastic milk bottles angel decorations: these little cherubs can be painted, written on or embellished with sparkly treasures (use a glue that sticks to plastic - I use Sellys Plastic Fix).

Child friendly (except for the glue gun), these precious recycled plastic angels take ten minutes to make and as long as you want to decorate with your Christmas message.

Meet enJoy, our child friendly recycled Christmas angel. Instructions:

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Is she gorgeous or what? So simple, so green (even though she is white), and so satisfying for the children to make their own recycled Christmas decorations. enJoy her.

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Above is backward Joy and right is pure Joy atop our recycled Christmas tree (made completely from gift bows made from magazine - check out multi loop gift bows[1]).

This Christmas, remember to keep talking garbage. Your trashy talk is needed to change our children's future - I would LOVE for my grand children to still be able to swim in the ocean and see birds, marine species and breath the air. How about you?

 

Endnotes:
  1. check out multi loop gift bows: http://thejunkwave.com/how-to-sheets/
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