10th September 2018

How to up-cycle your Yorkshire Provender pots…

It’s Recycle Week, so we’re sharing some of our top tips for recycling, re-using and reducing. All our pots are 100% recyclable, so don’t forget to pop them in the recycling when you’ve finished your delicious soup… or you can always up-cycle them, like we have!

There are so many fab ways to up-cycle our Yorkshire Provender pots, here are some of our favourites:

DIY Herb Planters

Plant your herbs in our pots – it’ll help them last longer and even grow! Be sure to cut some holes in the bottom and let your herbs breathe and grow.

Make your own Rocket Ship!

Perfect for keeping little ones busy and happy!

To make your own rocket ship, cut out some coloured card; one in a large circle, one in a large rectangle and two triangle wings. Then make the circle into a cone and stick into place on top, wrap and stick the rectangle around the empty pot and stick on your wings before decorating with any buttons or other bits and bobs you like!

Fab stationary pots

Our up-cycled pots make the perfect little stationary holders!

You can decorate them with string – all you need is a glue gun and a ball of garden twine – and you have a handy pot to use at work or at home!

Doggy treat pots!

Why not recycle your small Yorkshire Provender soup pots as a dog treat holder for long walks.. it even doubles up as a portable water bowl once all those lovely treats are gone!

Simple paintbrush holder

This is a super simple way to re-use your Yorkshire Provender pot – just pop your paintbrushes in there and get working on your next masterpiece!

Feed the birds this Autumn!

Autumn and Winter can be a tough time for birds, so it’s important for us to take care of them!

You can make this simple bird feeder from an old Yorkshire Provender pot – just like our supply chain wiz Alex’s son Benni has here! Cut 2 holes in either side of a pot – one slightly higher than the other one. Put an old wooden spoon through the pot and make sure there’s a little flap above the spoon. This is so that birds can have somewhere to sit, plus their weight will release more seeds!

Fill up with seeds and hang or place your sweet birdfeeder in your garden, and get ready to start birdwatching!

We’re delighted to see some of you already up-cycling our pots – we’d love to see your creations and hear your top tips for re-using and up-cycling!

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