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Did you know that even the smallest act of recycling can save many trees?  I have a fast, cute, and fun tip for recycling soda boxes or any kind of box and turning them into cute tags for gifts, unique place cards, scrap booking tags or adornments and even jewelry.  The uses could be infinite, limited only by your imagination.  

One of the more popular items in personal refreshment these days seems to be the 12 can refrigerator pack of most sodas or soft drinks.  The box holds these cans in the fridge leaving plenty of room in your fridge while keeping cold, refreshing, soft drinks handy.  Some are made of recycled materials, but some are not.  Even the ones made of recycled materials can be recycled again.  So here is what you can do.  

Get a decorator punch or a tag punch.  You can find one at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, or any craft store that has scrap booking supplies.  For a more abstract look you can cut tags out yourself as well with plain or shaped scissors, which can also be found at any dollar or hobby store.
I got a tag punch with three different sizes.    

Use the plain scissors to cut the box so that you can line the punches up to whatever on the box you want to feature on the tag or punchout.

I hope my simple recycling tip helps you to start recycling this year.  Just like saving money, every little bit helps. And, if you are not already recycling, this is a fun, easy, and small way to get you started.  You and your friends will enjoy your professional looking handmade tags or punch outs, and you will save money on gift tags or scrap booking supplies. Most importantly, you will have saved many trees.  Caution: This activity may become addictive. Please share with everyone you know.
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I got a lot of little tips tricks and hints for easy, fun and effective recycling, so stay tuned, and be sure to pass them along to your friends.
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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Jan 4, 2009
    • This is a great tip! I love it....I probably would have never thought of this one.
      Thanks for the tip

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      Kelly Robertson wrote Jan 4, 2009
    • Cute Idea Laura!  Wish I drank pop—funny thing is, growing up, my parents only bought TAB and FRESCA, YUK. So I never picked up any cravings for sodas. When we have a party again and buy pop for our guests, I’m going to be ready with my tag-punch (I already have one too, yeah!). Love it - thanks so much!  ox

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      Lauradagoddess wrote Jan 4, 2009
    • I have actually used this on cereal boxes, block cheese boxes, and the prettier tissue boxes as well.  Like I said before, the ideas are only limited by your imagination.  Any thin type box will do.  I think I even used a computer component box.  My husband bought an external hard drive or something and the box was just perfect for this. Pretty greens and stuff.  Enjoy.

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