Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Preparation

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a thought to make your Thanksgiving more eco-friendly and cheaper!

Recycle bottles and jars by re-purposing them. I've been saving wine and champagne bottles to use instead of water pitchers at the table. The next time you buy wine, look for beautiful bottle colors, or ones with etching to make a particular statement for your table. I've also been cleaning out mason jars that had pasta sauce in them. You can use them for multiple purposes: as a vase, a drink container, to package leftovers, house safety pins or other sewing essentials, etc. You can also use garlic jars or baby food jars to keep your sewing or jewelry making pieces in. It just depends on what size jar you have or need. You can also re-purpose small jars by melting wax and putting a wick in them...making your own candles!

Remove the labels with hot soapy water. You might need to encourage the labels off with a knife depending on how patient you are. I also run mine through the dishwasher.

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