I made this Christmas decoration using the tin base from a cardboard tub of dried milk. Lots of cardboard tubs have metal bases - cocoa powder, drinking chocolate etc. I cut them apart with scissors so I can recycle the cardboard and the metal. But I've always wondered if there was a creative way to reuse the metal disc.
I marked out the star on the tin disc with a felt tip pen. Then I placed a piece of scrap wood underneath the disc, and punched the holes with a hammer and nail. It only took a few minutes. If you saved a bunch of the discs it wouldn't take long to make a whole heap of them. I think it looks quite effective - not as dorky as some home-made decorations can be. What do you think?
Cartoon by Climate Cartoons. Click on the image to see the whole strip.