The last thing you may think of when creating a tea light candle display is to use tuna cans! This project needs six empty tuna cans and decorative paper to wrap around each one. Glue on some decorative string or ribbon as well to hang the cans on a wooden hanger.
Magazine pages add a variety of color when used for a quilt block display. No need to sew this quilt, but simply roll each page and use a glue stick to hold together. Glue each rolled page to stretched canvas or sturdy cardboard. You can also use sturdy wrapping paper for this project!
It is surprising that this art isn’t made out of wrought iron, but toilet paper rolls! Cut each roll of toilet paper into four equal strips. Bend these strips to look like petals and leaflets. Glue each piece together and glue to the inside of an empty picture frame.
How can decorative flowers be made of plastic bottles? By using just the base. Cut the bottom section of the plastic bottles and poke metal rings, nylon wire, or tag ties through each one to connect each plastic flower together.
If you have a classic, round paper lantern, you can easily update it with strips of magazine pages. Cut strips of paper in long, triangular shapes and attach to the outside of your round paper lantern. Start from the bottom and work your way up with layering the strips.
Make your own vase by peeling the labels off of two empty oatmeal canisters and remove the bottom from one canister. Stack on top of each other and tape the two canisters together. Wrap the raffia around the canisters and use a hot glue gun as you go to keep the raffia in place.
Before you get rid of an old light bulb, consider turning it into a fun hot air balloon that looks great in a child’s room. These are made with colorful fabric and hung with clear elastic string. Bottle caps are used as a basket to place small polymer animals inside. See full instructions here.