Creative Recycling: Tin Cans into Flatware

Unusable misprinted tin cans are rolled into handles for flatware and serving pieces. Gina at Epicurious says they are "sure to dish up conversation, as well as the salad."

She also notes that "the metal is left untreated, so while they can go in the dishwasher, it is advised that you hand wash and dry them immediately to prevent rusting. And while the pieces are not sharp, they are rough and are not recommended for families with small children." Hmmm, maybe not such a good idea. Available at Vivaterra after you sign a waiver.

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Tags: Dining Room | Green Entertaining | Recycled Consumer Goods | Tough Love

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