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One of our favourite Mamas, Caz Preston has shared a few of her creative crafts for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, and an awesome origami craft. Today shares another one of her wonderfully creative crafts. I particularly love this, as it upcycling a piece of rubbish – an empty tomato puree tube! So go forth, make a wonderfully green Christmas project and don’t forget to check out Caz’s shop too.
You will need:
Empty tomato purée tube
Needle and thread
Ribbon and whole punch (optional)
This is a very satisfying and surprising way to recycle something you find in the kitchen: A TOMATO PURÉE TUBE!
You’ll be AMAZED by its potential!!
Cut the top, bottom and ONLY ONE SIDE of the tube so that you can open it up and clean it out. Parts of this can be sharp so please do be careful to create, cut and clean this with care.
Fold the tube inside out to reveal its golden interior. Use a triangle/star template to scribe a star (or any other shape) out of your tube. With the metal on the cloth you can easily scribe the outline of your shape into the metal with a biro.
Cut each shape out. (You should be able to create a double sided shape if you folded the tube in half as above.) I recommend rounding off each point so your decoration isn’t sharp.
Place the star/shape on the folded up cloth. Use the sharp end of the screw/nail to pierce small holes through the star/shape. Make each hole big enough to sew through and space these holes every few centimetres and at the points you think might come apart.
Sew through each hole front to back with needle and thread to secure and embellish your decoration. Knot the thread so that you can hang it for display/give it as a gift: ENJOY!