Giving your plant a new home

Metals are natural treasures that elevate the economy of any country around the globe, but put in the wrong hands or misused, they contaminate the Earth and disrupt the balance of the ecosystem. That’s why metals should be safely disposed and recycled. This time, I’ve decided to recycle empty food cans and old laundry clips into a stylish flower pot. This process takes almost no time. All you have to do is attach the clips around the clean can, and your work is complete.

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May’s buds opening up to see the light

One wise Native American once said, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. If we continue exploiting nature at this rate, Earth’s natural resources will cease to exist in the years to come. Earth is giving, but even the most generous soil becomes infertile when abused. We must understand that it is our duty to protect it and preserve the national treasures for the generations to come. To do so we must study the consequences of our actions, calculate the risks, and manipulate the numbers to our advantage.

A research, done by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010, showed that 12.4 percent of the municipal solid waste stream was plastic. That’s equivalent to 31 million tons of plastic waste, only 8 percent of which was recycled. Plastic makes up almost everything that surrounds us during the day, ranging from the water bottles we drink out of, to the toys and furniture in our houses. Here on, I found it imperative to consider a recycling project with plastic materials.

Say you went out on a picnic and used up a bunch of plastic disposable cups and spoons, then threw them away in the garbage. These spoons and cups will end up in the waste stream and contribute to polluting our environment. Instead, they can be reused to create an original masterpiece and a beautiful addition to your bedroom. Just follow these 2 simple steps to turn your plastic rubbish to a flower accessory or chandelier. Cut out the tip of the spoons as the petals. Paste them on the plastic cups starting from the top and ending at the bottom using glue. There you have it: simple but creative. Nothing goes to waste! Think, Eat, Save.

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Giving a bird its Wings

Our connection with nature is beyond the fact that we are an element in the food chain or a species in the ecological system. Nature embodies God’s messages which are there to preach us morals through a language few only still possess: the language of meditation and insight. Nature has inspired so many writers and poets to pause and reflect about the true meaning of life. According to Walt whitman’s “Song of Myself” even grass could be God’s scented handkerchief and a beautiful present which constantly reminds us of His presence in our lives. It could be the unspoken words of the dead, a hieroglyphic code from the afterlife. Point is we should be inspired by every element in nature to create and we must use its resources responsibly and wisely. A form of pro-nature movement is recycling; it is certainly a step in the positive direction.

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Inspired by the strength and insight of Eagles, we created an original masterpiece made to artistically recycle materials found around the house. We’ve all got video games that we no longer play, or CDs that have been scratched and no longer function properly. With mass storage devices that can hold much more information than cds and are far less fragile, old cds have become electronic wastes and environmental hazards. For this recycling project all you need are the following materials: old CDs, old newspaper, scissors, empty cardboard boxes, and a loaded glue gun.

Fold the old newspapers into the shape of a bird. This will act as the basis or template for your Eagle. Next, cut the Cds into small triangular shapes with the help of the scissors and paste them using the glue gun on the template close to each other. Do this one row at a time and repeat until all the newspaper is covered. This will need a lot of time, so much patience is required.

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As you come closer to its head, start cutting the triangular pieces smaller to add details to the eagle and make it more realistic. Add its features such as the beak and eyes.
For the next stage of creating your eco-friendly eagle, cut out the cardboard box to create a template for its wings. Now, cut out the cds into long thin pieces to simulate the feathers. Start pasting the triangular pieces from down up to finalize its wings.
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And now’s the tricky part: its claws. Using newspaper as well, create the form of its claws. Cut out the remaining cds into small rectangular shavings and paste them in an organized manner. Group the various parts of the bird together and voila, an amazing proud bird becomes another guest in your room or classroom
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