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Memory game using recycled bottle tops

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This is a very simple way to recycle your bottle tops – so simple that I won’t go into too much detail with the instructions. I used plastic white bottle tops from milk cartons – any will do, as long as they are neutral colour to avoid confusion if your little one is learning their colours. So here’s what you do: Continue reading

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recycled paper & fabric alternative Christmas tree

So, I don’t have a Christmas tree. I am ok with that, my one year old would love one though just so he can pull it to pieces! Anyway, I was given some maps yesterday so I wanted to make something out of them, which led me to this tutorial by Everyday Mom Ideas for a paper tree centrepiece. I made one this afternoon after collecting some sticks on our walk, but I used black and white magazine pages instead of scrapbook paper, and I also  made some  feature leaves out of scrap fabric (which I have way too much of). I think it turned out ok, and will do for an alternative Christmas tree – no plastic, completely recycled materials, and free!

Easy project: upcycling magnets using fabric scraps


This little project was so quick and easy. I got to use some of my scrappy bits of fabric, plus make some ugly fridge magnets covered with advertising look so much better. I also recycled magnets which were stuck to the back of some calendars which had appeared in my letterbox (have since stuck a ‘no junk mail’ sign on it, so I probably won’t get any more now).


First thing I did was remove the magnets from the back of the calendars, and peeled the top layer of paper off the advertising magnets. Next, I covered the top of the magnet with PVA wood glue, attached a fabric scrap and trimmed it to fit with a pair of scissors. Then I just applied more glue to the top of the fabric, spread it around evenly then let it dry. That’s it! Used some scraps, recycled some unwanted magnets, and now my fridge looks so much brighter.