I love the innovative use of recycled material in this hurricane cover by Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut. Can you guess what it’s made out of? Something you might have thrown in your recycling bin just this morning: paper towel tubes! You can only make so many paper towel tube telescope for your kids, right? This is a hurricane candle cover, but you can also use this basic technique for  a vase, for a votive holder, or whatever else you can imagine. [get project instructions here]

Project Estimate:

  • Hurricane cover or vase, $1
  • 2 paper towel cardboard tubes, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • White office paper, on hand

Total cost: $1