Thrifty Thursday: flowers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOkay, okay. I camp and I like it. But I’m still a girl and I like a bit of floral action as much as the next one. So I usually end up converting my old olive oil tins into vases and taking along a bunch of flowers from somewhere or other. Or it’s a great way to keep the kids busy while you’re putting up the tent – they can go and gather some pretty flowers as they explore any new campsite. But you could also use them to store cutlery, tea lights, matches, cooking utensils. Endless possibilities. And they’re lightweight too. Just run a tin opener around the top when you’ve used all the oil and voila! Then you can recycle them at the campsite, or bring them home to use again.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAny old tin will do really. Just look for one that looks cool. And if you too have named your kid after a deliciously chocolatey-malty drink, those tins are perfect too. I know you think I’m mad, but just try even a little tin full of blooms and just see how your camping buddies react…

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