All posts tagged: flowers

Repurpose Glass Jars & Wine Bottles the Eco Chic Way

  This week I wrote about recycling glass in Cayman, today I would like to share ways to repurpose glass. Glass Jars Instead of tossing out a glass jar that use to store spaghetti sauce or peanut butter, think of creative ways that you can repurpose those jars so that they have a functional value.   Here are some ideas… 5 Repurposed Glass Jars Ideas 1. Use them to store baking goods like flour, sugar and pancake mix. 2. Use them as candle holders. 3. Store fashion accessories and materials like needles & thread, buttons, pins etc 4. Store pennies for a rainy day. 5. Use them to store small office supplies, like pins, paperclips, staples etc.    Repurposed Wine Bottles: Eco Chic Shabby Wine bottles can be quite versatile.  A previous article I wrote, Eco Chic Water Bottles was about repurposing wine bottles as water bottles.  Wine bottles can also serve for decorative purposes. A Wine Bottle Repurposed as a Vase                                …

Eco Chic Flowers

Eco Friendly Bouquet Options 1. Fresh Flowers in general comes to mind at the top of the eco-friendly flower list, but remember fresh flowers rack up a high carbon footprint because of deliveries, and even packaging materials and waste.  Imported flowers have a high carbon footprint as well. Supporting locally grown flowers, is a great choice as it promotes sustainability.  Personally, the greenest option is stopping and smelling the roses in your garden.  Flowers look most beautiful flourishing in a garden.  If you do buy fresh flowers limit how often you buy them.  When their moment has faded and it’s time to empty out the vase, repurpose the flowers as compost. 2. Potted Plants/Flowers Decorate your home with an arrangement of flowers that grow in your backyard.  Instead of a vase full of gorgeous flowers bought from a shop that will only last about a week, choose a trendy or funky plant pot -maybe one you have painted and designed as a summer project- with natural flowers blooming.  Plant some seeds and grow your own flowers. …