Thursday, March 26, 2009
This was one of my "funner" ideas. While working as a barrista at a coffee shop I became aware of the amount of milk bottle caps that I alone threw away. I learned that many municipal recycling programs throughout the United States still do not accept plastic lids, tops and caps, even though they take the containers that accompany them. The reason is that lids typically are not made from the same kind of plastic as their containers, and therefore should not be mixed together with them. So instinctively I started saving the lids - o so many lids! I even got my family to save them, my scouts were saving them even friends of family were saving them. Very very soon I had MANY lids. I had to come up with something to do with these lids! So I made some purses! My first ones were, mm a little "amateur" in design so they went to my nieces. My first better design was purchased by a great friend and this piece made it to my Etsy shop. I have many more caps to re-create into great pieces.
Posted by Recreationalart at 4:00 AM