DIY Reusable Ornaments With Guayaki
December is rolling right along, and decorations of the Holiday spirit are everywhere. The one thing I wish I did see more often though during this time of year: eco-conscious decorations. This year, apart of my #CleanUpYourHolidays project, I was on a mission to make sure my own decorations were more sustainable, and I ended up finding that this was a process that isn’t just good for the environment, but a great way to bring life and personality into how you celebrate the season. Thinking back to my own childhood, my favorite part of our tree was always the handmade ornaments my grandma made- it was so much more exciting than hanging up some plastic balls.
So this year, we ditched the store bought ornaments and decided to make our own using Guayaki Yerba Mate Tereré bottle lids! I cleaned them up, pulled out my paint box and got to work with themes of the season. I decided to go with painting my favorite Winter symbol- the Amanita Muscaria! The beauty of this project, is that the options are endless. These little caps are the perfect size and can be decorated however you feel fit. Don’t limit them to just a tree either, if that’s not your thing you can hang them from clear line in windows, from the ceiling, or make a garland with them! Versatile, unique, and the creation process gives you the perfect activity to do with friends and family, or use as some personal therapeutic downtime.
20 or more Guayaki Yerba Mate Tereré caps
Drill + 1/16th Drill Bit or Hammer + Punch
Fishing Line, Twine, Or Reusable Hooks
Decorating Supplies of Choice: Think eco-friendly glitter, paint, + natural materials if you can! Always use what you have first- get crafty with what you’ve got around.
Clean all caps to make sure you get rid of any residue.
Carefully place the side you desire the hole on a flat drillable surface. While holding cap in one hand and the drill in the other, slowly drill until you pierce through all the way. Clean up around drill hole area for any sharp edges.
Decorate to your heart’s desire! Or leave the cap alone and have a Guayaki themed tree? Either way they will turn out awesome.
Cut 10 inch pieces of your twine, or clear fishing line. Bring both ends together and tie into a single knot. Then take the other end and loop it through the cap hole and back through the tied ends to create a secure loop.
At the end of the season store ornaments in a reused seal bag and cherish them forever! You can always re-decorate them each year if you feel like changing it up also.
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*Creativity is always encouraged*
Get your Guayaki Yerba Mate Bottled Tereré + other products at your local health food store and online here: www.guayaki.com