With all this nature-studying I've been doing for school, it's no wonder it's on my mind a lot these days (I'm just finishing up a presentation I have to give on a nature-inspired project tomorrow morning, so it's right there in the forefront).
In class last week, we had to make a reusable item from those paper coffee cup sleeves - you know the ones, they come around every cup you buy. I used to keep them in a pile and reuse them when I could if I'd forgotten my fabric one or my reusable cup...
Anyhoo - we came up with - in an hour - the idea that they should be foldable, and when folded create a little starter seed pot. Here are our tests:
You can kind of see a few of our tests, here - we made a bunch of different variations to get 1-2 final designs and then 'planted' some little plants for our presentation of them...he he. I'm totally hoping to make these, myself, next time I get a paper sleeve: I kind of wish they came perforated to make this easily possible with every one!
Actually: I'm wishing that coffee houses everywhere world-wide would ban those darn horrible paper cups in the first place and force everybody to have/use a reusable cup. Did you know those paper cups aren't recyclable because they have plastic lining in them? Yep. Just think of how many everyday are thrown away. It's gross! It could be solved so simply, too. (sigh).