A Christmas tree that is practically free!
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Step 1: SUPPLIES
- Four 2 Liter Soda bottles
- I got mine from a banquet(everyone drank the sodas and were going to toss the bottles)
- One Pair of scissors
- I had scissors at home
- 3 sheets of scrap paper
- This paper was from a health packet from my freshman year
- Tape (I used a lint roller because I didn't have any tape on hand)
- I had lint rollers at my house
- Sharpies of desired color
- Sharpies were found in my house
Step 2: COLORING
- Cut middle of the bottles out
- Divide into equal length strips
- Color with desired colors
Step 3: ASSEMBLING
- Roll the 3 sheets of paper so that it fits into the nozzle of the soda bottle
- Use the nozzle as a stand
- Cut the sheets of colored plastic horizontally
- Tape on the colored plastic onto the rolled paper
Step 4: ASSEMBLING
- Continue same steps until you reach the top
Step 5: ASSEMBLING
- You may want to taper the tree for a triangular look.
Step 6: DECORATIONS
- Color the tops of the other 3 bottles with desired color
- Cut it into one continuous thin spiral ring
Step 7: DECORATIONS
- Wrap around tree
- Repeat with another color if so desired
Step 8: CHRISTMAS TREE
- Up-cycling: to reuse in such a way as to create a product of higher quality than the original.
- Up-cycling can increase the value of the product from the original.
- You can up-cycle by taking paper and making it into oragami, or taking bottles and making it into a Christmas tree.
- Up-cycling is different from recycling because recycling is converting waste into a reusable material that is of lower grade. Recycling is prolonging the life span of a resource by making something of lower quality with the recycled product. Up-cycling however, is creating something new from the same original product. Up-cycling can be repeated in returning materials back up the supply chain while recycling degrades the material and can be used only for lower quality items.
- An important part in reducing is conserving. Conservation is the act of using natural resources wisely and using it less in order to avoid waste.
- A way to reduce is to purchase products with less packaging.
- Reusing materials in their original form to help the environment.
- One way to reuse is to use washable cups and bowls instead of disposable ones.
Many things such as cans, bottles, and paper can be recycled. By recycling, it will reduce the amount of resources extracted from the earth.
A way to recycle is to put recyclable items into recycling bins. A few things that can be recycled are: Aluminum cans, cardboard, glass, magazines, metal, newspaper, paper, plastic bags, plastic bottles, steel cans, copy paper, yard waste.