I made this using leftover popsicle sticks that were ultimately heading for the trash. It feels great to make my best effort to live more sustainably, and make cute stuff in the process!
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So I decided to go shopping at Target, armed with 50$ to spend on Unilever products for our local food bank. We managed to find many things that would be a perfect non-perishable food source such as…
1. Skippy peanut butter
2. A jar of Hellmans mayo – can be used in alot of great recipes!
3. Personal Care products. When buying things to donate to a food bank, often times personal care products get overlooked. I made it a point to stock up on some of these for my donation as well.
I haven’t forgotten – Feeding America(R), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. $1=8meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. Unilever will donate $250,000. The monetary equivalent of a minimum of 2 million meals will be donated.
But the winner of them all was the Spiderman popsicles that I told JP I would buy for him. He was so happy!
These are a great treat to have around – JP does not seem to care that it is nearly January, he is still asking for popsicles as if it were the middle of July. Especially now that we have some special spiderman ones – it has become his favorite thing in the freezer! Unilever has such awesome brands!
So when we got home, I gave it some thought as to how I would live a little more sustainably, and I just kept thinking about what to do about those popsicle sticks. I decided to make a christmas decoration!
Making it was easy – here’s what I did:
First things first, I made a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches for both me and JP to snack on before we started. I used my favorite spread, also a Unilever product to help make it.
Then we had some popsicles for dessert…
I needed as many popsicle sticks as I could get my hands on! I used a shipping envelope from my shop, and made a wreath shape out of it. Then with my Painters Marker, I colored it green so it would have a nice solid base color.
I cut up the popsicle sticks into pieces that could be easily glued on to the wreath…
Then I glued them on to my painted wreath!
Once it was all done, it looked like this:
Then I added glitter by spraying some gloss spray as adhesive, and glittering it up with some green glitter.
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