Mountain Dew Christmas Tree
Now that's what I call recycling.
These guys started with 400 empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream. (See also: Garbage Into Gold: Great Ways to Recycle Old Containers) Actually, after consuming that much sugar, it was probably more of a psychedelic vision of dancing mimes and baby pandas than a "dream." But hey, why judge?
We appreciate this expression of frugal creativity as much as anyone. Well, almost anyone. According to a Digg user:
"The DewTree is a monument to creative thinking and undertaking of a task, that can be easily equeated to, but not limited to the building of the Eiffel Tower, without the dew. The small city of Chico now has TWO monuments that place it on the map: Sierra Nevada Brewing and the Dew Tree. It is our duty to salute the Dew Tree!"
While you may not be jumping with excitement to make your own soda can Christmas tree this holiday season, there are surprising ways you can recycle (and even sell!) some of your household disposables. Kids love popsicles? Save the sticks! Eat up all the eggs? Re-purpose the carboard egg crates! Heck, you can even make gifts out of spare scraps of paper. If you aren't feeling the craft bug bite, then turn your trash for a profit. That's right — everything from toilet paper tubes to old magazines can sell like hotcakes on eBay! One person's trash truly is another person's treasure.
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