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3 Get-Ready-for-the-Garden Recycling Crafts

inner tube tote

Inner Tube Tote

You can prepare for lugging garden tools, wood or other items by making your own tough tote out of a recycled inner tube. Check tire stores for a virtually indestructible truck inner tube destined for the landfill, attach a few grommets and a carrying dowel, and you’re good to go. The only tools required to make this tough tote are a pair of scissors and a grommet kit from your local hardware store. You could add a detachable strap if you think it might come in handy.

installing grommets

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Jessica Kellner

Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, a national sustainable home and lifestyle magazine. She is dedicated to helping readers create more sustainable, delightful homes that are in tune with the natural world. She is also the author of Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing, published by New Society Publishers in autumn of 2011. Email her at jkellner@naturalhomeandgarden.com.

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3:31AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thanks

11:54AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thanks

11:10AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

nice ideas.

10:19PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Nice bench.

11:39PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

cool ideas....thanks!

3:04AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

I really like the Garden Bench idea. I guess I'll be going to Lowes or Home Depot to find the plastic lumber.

I already have some Terre Cotta pots, so I will try the lights in them. They look so cool.

Thanks for the ideas!!

3:55AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

plastic wood, is just a mixture of plastic and wood scraps molded together, they are using this mixture for the porches you see in some areas, they do not splinter and are better in weather

2:33PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

I never heard of plastic lumber. I'd use real wood lumber and paint it. I like the pot lights!!

8:59PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Interesting article with some good ideas Thanks for posting

5:24PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

Thanks.

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