Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recycled Formula Cans

Gideon has been home with us a little over 3 months now.  In that short time, he’s gained almost 7 pounds…

and I have the empty formula cans to prove it. 

I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them away and they were beginning to stack up.

Until today when I needed to come up with some goody bags for Ellie’s 10th birthday party tomorrow.

I combined the need to get some of those cans out of my house with the need to get rid of some guilt about not even plugging in the Cricut Tony bought me for my birthday over a month ago that I just had to have. Well, my birthday was not a month ago.  It was only a couple of weeks ago.  But, I always talk him into giving me my gifts early.  Kinda like the camera I wanted for Christmas.  How do you like the pictures it takes?

I’m still figuring it out.  IMG_0051

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See…I needed to get it early so I could “practice” so I can get some good shots on Christmas morning.  Are you convinced?

So, if you’re looking for a way to recycle all of those formula cans, just cover them with scrapbook paper and fill them with tissue and goodies.  I snapped the lid on the bottom of the can so the girls can use the can to store stuff in later.

Now I don’t have a bit of guilt about throwing away a perfectly sturdy can, and it’s out of my house.

Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

8 comments:

missy said...

so very cute!!!!!!! i am VERY impressed.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Cute & recycled- bonus!

The Hull's at #4 said...

Ok smarty britches, what about those plastic Similac containers? I've got a huge pile of them, because they were such good containers, and I couldn't bring myself to toss them, and I'm a tosser! Those cans are VERY CUTE!!!

The Hull's at #4 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE!!

markkarj said...

So fun! The weight gain has been amazing here too. Tess has gained 10lbs since coming home! Not so easy to carry around 2 26lbs 2 year olds! You all look wonderful. Have a merry Christmas. -Cassie

mandi said...

awesome! those look great!

Tara said...

those are so cute, very creative and 7 lbs! more photos of your little man!!! please!!! mahlet has grown 2 inches, no extra pounds, she is completely transformed, not the same person we met,she wonderful!! happy late birthday, hope you all have a very merry christmas

Tisha said...

Dang girl... you are creative!!! I love them and I LOVE the pictures. Can't wait to see rockin' Christmas pictures! ;)