Earth Day Upcycling Idea: S’mores Bucket

As Earth Day approaches, we’re all looking for small actions we can take to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Today, I’m sharing a simple project to inspire you to reuse packaging or products you no longer need. Sometimes referred to as upcycling, finding creative new uses for old things can be easy and fun for the whole family. Below is a new use I found for an icing bucket I picked up at my local Food City bakery. Follow along step by step and make one of your own.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Stop by your local Food City and pick up your ingredients and some tissue to line the bucket. Mix up your traditional s’mores by substituting new chocolate like Reese’s or marshmallow like Peeps. You can stop by your Food City bakery to ask if they’ve got an icing bucket to spare or head out to the garage and find something you already own.

S'mores Supplies

S’mores Supplies

Step 2: Prepare Your Bucket

Take a minute to remove any labels or residue from your bucket. Then, give it a quick wash and dry.

Preparing Your Bucket

Preparing Your Bucket

Step 3: Insert Your Liner

We’ve chosen a red foil tissue to mimic the flames of a fire.

Lay Liner Flat and Pick Up from the Middle

Lay Liner Flat and Pick Up from the Middle

Step 4: Start Packing`

One by one, arrange your supplies in the bucket. We started with the Graham Crackers and then layered around. You might notice, the orange of the Reese’s and yellow of the Peeps help to create the resemblance of a fire with our red foil liner.

Packing Your Bucket

Packing Your Bucket

Almost Done

Almost Done

 

Don't Forget the Roasting Forks

Don’t Forget the Roasting Forks

Step 5: Get Outside and Enjoy

You’re bucket is complete. Now, take your s’mores bucket outside and enjoy with your family this Earth Day.

S'mores Bucket Ready to Go

S’mores Bucket Ready to Go