My son came home from scouts the other day with this make-your-own-kite-from-a-grocery-bag masterpiece.
It probably was supposed to have Native American pictures on it, but my son decided to decorate it instead with the really-cool-super-powerful-monster-dragon-thing from his Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Or something.
The new kite lasted all of 12 hours before it was stepped on, slipped on and already forgotten.
Paper to recycling bin, string to the trash, right?
Wait! Don’t toss that!
The string and paper can both live on as part of two easy gardening projects.
For starters, that paper sack can skip the recycling bin and head straight for the compost pile. It makes a great addition of brown matter that will make a better compost than kitchen scraps alone.
And the string?
These string-wrapped planters gave my basil, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary and oregano a cute upgrade from the plain ‘ol nursery planters. And I’m loving the scent and convenience of having fresh herbs on my front porch.
(I used twine to finish some of the planters after I used up all the string. No biggie. Rock what ya got, right?)
The original tutorial for these planters can be found here.
Left Over String?