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I Love Freecycling September 25, 2010

Posted by Lil' C's Mommie in Uncategorized.

Freecycling is the act of giving away (read: “FREE”) usable unwanted items to others instead of disposing of them in landfills.

Yesterday, I posted a “Wanted” list for some of the more “projecty” items that I’ll need to make some of the party favors and decorations.  I immediately got two amazing responses back!

Here’s the first one:

“I have a pringles container, and tons of crayons you are welcome to.  I was going to make candles, but just didn’t.  The crayones are already peeled, even.  BONUS!  That’s a very time-consuming job that I did late at night.

Interested?  Let me know when you could pick up and I’ll send you my address.”

I picked them up today and she was right, A TON OF CRAYONS!  Plus, they were sorted, and bagged by color!  All peeled, as well.  I think that just saved me at least an hour or two.  Yes!

I’m sooooo happy!  Now I’m going to be able to make the Cosmic Crayons, to add to the goody bag for the kids to take home.

She also put an empty Pringles can in the bag, along with the crayons.  I put “empty Pringles cans” on my list because I think they will work better as the base for the goody “bag” than coffee cups would be.  Plus, I was hoping that they would be tall enough to hold the comic books that I got from Tom and Becky.  And they are!!!

And I’ll be wrapping them, along the lines of one of these ideas:

Bag o’crayons?  Check.  First out of 12 Pringles cans needed?  Check.

Here’s the second email I got:

“I do rubber stamping and can stamp some images for you if you’d like. I also have cellophane bags that you can use to put candy in. I can do a little topper for them and you can fill them up and staple the topper on so they can take home a little bag of sweets.”

How sweet is that?!!?  I can’t believe how generous people in my  Freecycle group are!  And perfect timing because I’ll be using the cellophane bags for the cosmic crayons!

Not to be the boss of her, but I would love retro rocket tags with “I hope you had a blast at my party!” on the other side of the tag!  Perfect!

Happy day, happy day!  Everyone do the happy dance!  Now, I just need to actually MAKE them.



1. Catie - September 28, 2010

Oh my gosh. Tons of hardwork avoided!!! How totally bitchen camero.

2. Cosmic Crayons « The Birthday Challenge Blog - November 19, 2010

[…] did it!  Aunt Becky helped me make the cosmic crayons out of the crayons that I got for free from Freecycle!  They were so easy, almost cathartic, and a lot of fun to make!  Becky was using a hammer to […]

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