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I have a huuuuge surplus of a few different materials, but I have no idea what to do with them beyond the handful of ideas I’ve gotten from google and pinterest. Essentially, my office is about to throw out like 600 or so tee shirts from a program we no longer participate in. I had planned on just donating the shirts, but something about legally not being allowed to have people who don’t work for the company wearing company merch??? Not sure what the actual issue was there, but apparently I’m not allowed to donate them as-is.
But 600 shirts is a LOT of fabric to just throw in the trash, so I had the idea to try and do an upcycling event of sorts in the office to use the shirts in other ways that wouldn’t piss off our corporate overlords. And in the midst of *that* idea, I figured we may as well try and use up some of the other things we usually throw out. Only problem is, I’m very new to this concept and not very creative, so I have no idea what to actually do with most of the stuff we have. I was hoping I could list out what materials we have here in office and maybe this community could give a few practical suggestions? Google has mostly given me stuff that seems to serve the purpose of having a fun arts and crafts day with your kids rather than making something useful from what would otherwise be trash.
Anyway, here are the materials we have:
* Tee Shirts
* Cardboard (Varying thickness)
* Paper Towel Rolls
* Plastic Bags
* Plastic Water Bottles
* 3 Small Shipping Pallets
* Probably a lot of scrap printer paper
The only real ideas I have are making those woven/crochet/knit mats out of plarn or tee shirt yarn, and turning the paper towel rolls into cat toys. Other than that, I’m stuck. I’d like to be a lot more versatile with what we can make since there’s so much.
Sorry this was so long-winded. And thank you to anyone who can help!
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