I’m getting carried away with this recycling theme. Check out these upcycled flowers that the kids and I made for Alpha Mom using old sweaters and coat hangers. You can make these from materials found around your home, and they’ll never need water! A nice little Valentine’s gift for teachers or grandparents.
I have gotten a LOT of use out of these sweaters (see here, here and here). And my older daughter has been wearing the sleeves of one of the sweaters as leg warmers. It’s hip to be frugal these days. This recession is wicked karma, but I hope that we can learn some hard lessons from it and remember what’s really important.