Little Recyclables

This is such an easy & delightful way to recycle, upcycle, even save, little objects like these tiny teddy bears. 

I use any old carrying item or container & squeeze in as many little fellas as I can!  Crowd them in. You gotta squeeze.

 

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I find these fun little guys anywhere & everywhere at op-shops & thrift stores, at yard sales & garage sales.

They are abandoned, discarded & often at the bottom of boxes of toys.  Sometimes you have to scrounge. Dig down below the larger soft toys.

 

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The littlest guys in this gathering are super tiny ranging in height from  4-6 cm (1.5 – 2.5″) to 15 cm (6″) max or thereabouts.

 

They can range in price from $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c or come for nothing, as give-aways or discards.

 

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The container I’ve used here is an rusty red metal children’s pull trolly or cart.  Easy.  The rectangular base on this one measures about 46cm L by 23cm W.

 

Sometimes, in these old metal vessels or containers, the bottom can have rust holes or be weakened by rust.

 

I have some little old wheelbarrows for projects such as this, some with bases weakened by rust or with holes.

 

I simply attach a bit of tin or a small board to make the base sturdy & suitable for the bears.  Maybe I’ll paint it the same colour as the wheelbarrow or trolly.  Too easy & you don’t see the base when the project is done anyway.

 

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Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a child’s eyes light up, agog, when they see something like this.  All these teeny tiny teddies snuggled together in love & friendship.

It’s such a cheap & simple way to recreate, to re-purpose, to make a unique gift. It’s a simple way to treat yourself to a unique, one of a kind piece of rustic home decor.

This self ISO time, and a very wet day here at Fat Lawyer Farm, means working on another collection of mini teddy bears  . . .  stuffing them tightly together into a little old wooden box like tiny teddy sardines.  Stay tuned.

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