We have this beautiful back patio which is screened-in however the floor is concrete and anything glass which falls on the floor immediately shatters into a gazillion pieces. Therefore I have a "NO Glass" rule for the back patio. You know plastic plates, glasses and so on, but being me I do tend to break my own rules. A couple weeks ago Buster ran up on to the patio while still on his tether, and my 100 pound puppy managed to take out the glass table top of one of my end tables. I was sick! So now I am looking for creative ways to decorated and furnish the back patio with safe non-breakable items.
Anyhow, last week the kids and Chris polished off one of those big containers of pretzels, but I wouldn't let them toss out the actual container...I had an idea.
I washed the container and completely removed the the paper label...glue and all. Then I sprayed on two coats of white paint. Once dry I used some jute twine I happen to have lying around, and using spray adhesive I wrapped the bottom of the container. I also added some twine to cover the threads at the top of the container.
Then taking another piece of twine, I folded it in half and began making simple knots spaced fairly evenly apart. The twine was lightly sprayed with adhesive and tied to the container. To finish the look,I put beads on the ends of the tied twine.
Would you ever know this was made from a plastic pretzel container? The cost to make this for me was nada...and I recycled a plastic container and made it into a functional "unbreakable" decoration for the back patio.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
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