The Up-Cycled Tree

Holly Middle School

The entire community of Holly, Michigan helped collect bottle caps of all shapes, sizes and colors for almost two years. Students at Holly Middle School up-cycled these caps to create this tree mural which is hanging in our school office. Overall, more than 10,140 caps were used! The design was created by students and is based on the Leader in Me program, as we are a Leader in Me School.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5 inches
  • Medium: plywood, paint, bottle caps and screws
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 7 feet 6 inches

About Holly Middle School

We had two adults and four students (three of these students were 6th graders and one 7th grader) work on assembling the mural.