City dweller, country skills: re-purposing used packaging

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A recent news article in The Guardian takes a hard look at how consumer products generate so much packaging that we can’t reduce the environmental impact of packaging by recycling alone.  That article can be read here.

In addition to our need to reduce product packaging, we consumers have gotten away from re-purposing the packaging that we do purchase.  

One way I’m artfully re-purposing packaging involves glass containers.  

When I am done with glass packaging, I now re-purpose it by turning it into homemade candles.  Indeed, this is a beautiful way to give glass containers another life!   You can purchase them as a gift idea here.

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In future blog posts, I’ll continue sharing my experience about “city dweller learning and sharing country skills” topics such as working with fabric and sending a homemade comforter to the woman in Ireland who now owns the home my family owned until a century ago. If you appreciate my post about learning to make my own clothes, please read previous posts on other “city dweller, country skills” posts and check back for future posts about learning “country skills” in the city.  Also, you can check out homemade items you might like to purchase – patchwork comforters, homemade soap, candles, etc. – on my website here.