Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chick-Fil-A Salad Container Up-Cycle Challenge

Earlier this month, Chick-Fil-A sent me gift cards to try out their Frosted Coffee and Spicy Southwest Salad. I must say, they were both delicious! I'm not a big coffee lover but I gave the frosted coffee a shot and it was pretty good. There must be something about the coffee being cold that makes me able to drink it because I also like Chick-Fil-A's iced coffee. 

The Southwest Salad was yummy! I love a good salad. But this salad came with a challenge. Well, the container did at least. As part of the Chick-Fil-A Mom's Panel, I was challenged to up-cycle the salad container in a #chickfilamomsDIY challenge. I was excited, but also nervous. The creative wheels haven't turned in a few months. I've been so busy that I just haven't had much time for any creativity. But my love of a good challenge came through and with the help of my younger two, and a whole lot of thought about what in the world we would make, we made a fairy garden. 

For this project, I used two Chick-Fil-A salad containers, one Chick-Fil-A fruit cup container and various things we had around the house.

I knew I wanted the containers to kind of stack but fastening them together was the trick. It took some figuring out and playing with, but eventually I got it to work. I had a wooden drawer knob that was sort of mushroom shaped that I wanted to use, so I gave it two uses and screwed it through the two salad containers to stick them together. I also cut the corner of the top salad container so that the two containers wold flow together. 

One container was spray painted with green spray pant. LOL. It was from a failed DIY. 

Once they were connected, I filled both containers with soil and then placed the fruit cup container (also filled with soil) at the top. Now we were ready to decorate!

We gathered (ok the kids gathered) pebbles for the pebble path that lead to the fruit cup where we made a "flower swing". We made a little teepee and placed it off to the side and added a couple succulent leaves to add to greenery. The littles added a couple seashells, a rock and flower to make it feel like a home. 

This was a fun little project! My kids and I really enjoyed spending the afternoon making this. Who knew these little containers could be so useful and fun?! I can't wait to come up with more ways to up-cycle my next Chick-Fil-A salad container! What fun things have you made from salad (or any!) containers?

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