I have the utmost respect for crafters who make beautiful things out of trash.  I’m one of those people who saves all kinds of random odds and ends (case in point: my collection of hundreds of plastic bread tabs) and while it’s one thing to have what basically amounts to an organized stockpile of garbage, it’s another entirely to actually put that stuff to use!  I’m loving this recycled necklace by Julia at Everyday Mom Ideas, whose blog also includes a great tutorial for making silhouettes using basic photo editing software.  The base for the pendant is the metal lid from a tube of crescent rolls!  [how to make a recycled tin lid silhouette necklace]

Project estimate:

  • Crescent roll tube lid, on hand
  • Computer and printer, on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Drill or nail, on hand
  • Jump ring, on hand
  • Beads, on hand
  • Chain, cord, or ribbon, on hand
  • Necklace clasp, on hand

Total:  Free

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Here’s a thought:  Try using the ends from different types of rolls that are three different sizes stacked from largest to smallest with different colors or patterns of paper decoupaged to each of the larger lids; attach silhouettes (or any other imagery you wish) to the smallest lid.  I think the nested circles would make an interesting look!