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how to upcycle tube containers - Pringles, bread crumb, etc.

Can you believe Memorial Day is here? Yes, time is flying! But this, the unofficial kick-off of Summer is something we all can't wait for.

I like creating patriotic crafts for Memorial day because they are used almost all Summer long, especially during the fourth of July. So, let me show you how to make these fun patriotic windsocks by recycling those tube containers for Pringles or bread crumbs.
Since I didn't want to deal with paint, I used Duck tape, the best decision ever!  :D

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how to upcycle tube containers - Pringles, bread crumb, etc.

This can be a kid's project if you keep the designs simple.

The materials you'll need:
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tube containers of pringles and Duck tape

Well, the main job is to cover the tubes with the Duck tape, using scissors to cut across the tape.

However, if you want to jazz them up with intricate details, you're going to need an X-acto knife, ruler, and a surface where to cut those designs.

I decided to test my patience, creating a Union Jack, boy, lots more cutting and even measuring.

The stars were traced and then cut out with the X-acto knife.

Once the tape designs are done, add the ribbon where to hang them from.

They looked super cute at this point!
Upcycle tube containers into these beautiful windsocks

But, the final detail was too hot glued pieces of ribbon or streamers from the low, inside part of the tubes.

I didn't have little stars in my stash, I tried making them from Duck tape, but nope. too much work. I think these little circles represent them fairly well.
American flag with polka dots windsock

 And ... the Union Jack! 💓
As soon as my kids saw it. They asked me if I'd made it because of the Royal wedding.
Well, maybe or maybe not. :D
a repurposed project

Upcycle, repurpose tube containers

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and SUMMER!!

For more DIY Patriotic ideas check these out:

summer decor

Fourth of July celebration with red, white and blue

patriotic room with daybed

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  1. Aren't you a clever girl?! I think you are one of the most creative people I know, Cristina. You can make a purse out of a sow's ear, so to speak! Or a banner out of a Pringles can!!!! lol
    Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. xo Diana

  2. Omgosh these are the cutest!!!!

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