Sunday, March 30, 2008

Love Champagne Sundays!

Our idea of a great Sunday afternoon is enjoying a sip of champagne overlooking the St. Johns River (or any body of water we may be in or by).
Some of the Champagnes we buy come in a gift giving "tin".
A Green idea - Any ideas for reusing/recycling these?
These are freebie containers that some wines and champagnes come in; especially around the holidays, these fancy containers are more plentiful.

Is there anything these may be recycled into? All I could think of is a very tall slender, narrow vase for flowers.
Maybe some spray paint? Crafty ideas?
What would you use this container for? They come with a secure lid.
Thanks!
aly

9 comments:

KHM said...

Well, I have some tea tins I am saving to make Montesorri like toys - e.g. fill with rice and beans of various sizes and glue the lid on firmly for a little sensory exploration type play.

Gail said...

I was also going to suggest keeping them for crafts/toys.
Alyzabeth An may love doing crafts!

Vivian M said...

Kerri used to love putting things in and out of containers. A few small, safe toy items that fit in the tin would entertain her for hours.
As she got older, the tin, and lid, became a noisemaker, she could shake it or roll it.
Now her tin is a piggy bank where Dad hands over his spare change and she saves her money for charity.
Tins can also be decorated with a flyer and used as a donation collection device, or for a lemonade stand, to hold pencils or pick up sticks, or even as a planter.
I am sure there are more options, but those are the ones that come to mind,
If they are not recyclable material, you may want to offer them on your local yahoo freesource group.

OH MY #6 said...

sorry no advice but love that 3 word Sunday!

Lea

Wendy said...

You left nice comments on my blog and I just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks. Looks like your wait is just about over. I hope your referral comes very soon!


Wendy
http://ourfiveflowers.blogspot.com
ps-thanks for the photo compliments, but they require no talent and are very easy to do. Just a quick pic of a flower and a 1 minute photoshop edit to get the background filled in in black.

Briana's Mom said...

Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me! Love the three words!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Great Three Words..
Have a Great Week..

Joannah said...

I don't know what you could do with those containers. My husband would save them for years if they were his. I would put them in the recycle bin, but that's me.

Have you tried Domaine Carneros? It's a California sparkling wine made by Tattinger (French, oui, oui). It's our favorite.

Cheers!

Glinda said...

Are they food safe, do you think? I'd put cookies in them or round crackers and combine that with cheese and wine for a nice little giftie for someone.

I s*ck at this, 'cuz I'm not an imbiber, although my husband is, but he would throw them out, immediately--he's very type A.

Your comment cracked me.