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Earth Day 2013

March 25th, 2013
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Earth Day is April 22, 2013!   This year’s theme is “face of climate change”.  We know that recycling has had a positive effect on our environment.  Repairing, reusing, and recycling are some of the main reasons consumers are stuck on Super Glue Corporation products!  Over the years we’ve blogged about many different types of recycling projects …. Here’s a recap of just a few of our favorites:

BUILDING A MINI HOVERCRAFT using old cds, bottle caps, balloons and super glue ** FUN **

BIRDFEEDERS made from old cd cases, and super glue ** CREATIVE **

DECORATIVE SWITCHPLATE COVERS reusing old neckties and contact cement to decorate plain switchplate covers ** FASHION FORWARD IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME **

VASES polymer clay flowers attached to old glass jars using super glue and paint ** WOW **

EASTER EGG ANEMOMETER (instrument for measuring wind force and speed) you’ll have to see this one to believe it .. just click the link 😉 ** SPRING & SCIENCE **

You can find more Earth Day project ideas by going to our blog and seach “recycle” or check out our PINTEREST board titled “Recycling with The Original Super Glue“!

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.  In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Custom Bottlecap Push Pins

August 27th, 2011
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bottlecap-push-pins[Photo Credit:  Martha Stewart]

Happy Fall!  Happy September!

Here’s a great back to school idea – custom made bottlecap push pins!  Made from recycled bottlecaps and thumbtacks these push pins are terrific!  You can get the full scoop on how they are made by going directly to the Martha Stewart website, but basically you just need:  old bottlecaps, thumb tacks, pictures, packing tape, resin, and contact cement (to attach the tack to the cap).   There’s even a great video on the site showing expanded uses on this idea including coasters and pins for adorning clothing.

We can think of lots of different ways these handy push pins can be useful, including the following:

1) Customizing bulletin boards at home, office or school

2) Packaging 6 or so together and giving them as parent gifts at Christmas

3) Putting numbers in them and using them to prioritize items on your bulletin boards

4) Putting days of the week in them and using them to keep kids’ or busy moms’ activities organized on a bulletin board

Teachers, parents, scouting troops, and arts and crafts hobbyists will have fun customizing this clever idea!  Send us your story on how you use super glue products at home, school or work to create fun new artifacts and you may win sample products!

Recycle Neckties Into Decorative Switch Plates!

January 13th, 2010
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craftvol1_0040_fg[Photo & Project Idea Credit:  Matt Marananian via Quick Craft]

Looking for a way to recycle and reuse those old “70’s style” neckties?  Here’s a great Quick Craft project idea:

Supplies Needed:  Wide 70’s necktie, plastic light switch plate, scissors, pencil, contact cement, X-Acto blade and needlenose pliers or tweezers.

Cut, Glue and Finish by following the specific directions in this picture or go to the original source Quick Craft for more details.

This is a great idea and something that will add a creative decorator’s touch to any home while also putting out-of-date, but still treasured ties, to good use!

Happy Crafting!  Thanks, Matt Maranian for the great idea!