All posts tagged: reuse

Eco Home Prints

On a bit of a creative spree, and desire to do some redecorating, I recycled magazines to make some groovy eco home prints.  All the fun is choosing a design and creating it. I wanted a vintage look, so I chose a vintage font, and kept things simple in regard to design.  Two of the designs were inspired by my favorite Disney movies, Alice in Wonderland “It’s always tea time” and Snow White “Mirror, mirror on the wall.”  I absolutely love cupcakes!!! Especially, Red Velvet, so for my third design I went with the ever famous quote by Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake.” How to create your own Create your design, and then print them on recycled magazine paper. Tip: It’s best to use silhouettes for designs as they show up better.  Also, try to find magazine pages which is mostly text to achieve the print as your background. You can choose whatever size you would like, I went with 4×6 and then bought frames to display them. Trace out a 4×6 box over …

Paper or Plastic?

Today, I came across this interesting Ted Talk “Leyla Acaroglu: Paper or Plastic? Debunking An Environmental Myth”.  It’s a short but sweet post.  I hope you all enjoy it!  Overall, the best option is a reusable bag. Quick Fact: Paper can only be recycled 5 times     Enjoy! with love from one tree hugger to another, xo

A Pot of Gold

  I hope everyone had a lovely time over the holidays.  Christmas may be over but New Year’s Eve is on the way.  In the spirit of getting ready for New Year’s Eve, I have been testing out some DIY projects and making them as eco friendly as possible.  Mason jars are trending right now, and often reused to house candles.  I created a pot of gold so to speak, by repurposing a glass jar with glitter accents.  It turned out to be a sparkling new candle holder.  I admit, glitter is not the most eco friendly choice, but the jar can be reused over and over again as a sparkling candle holder.  It’s fun for parties and of course New Year’s Eve. A  Pot of Gold: DIY Candle Holder You will need: a glass jar, glitter, mod podge and ribbon. Step 1. I chose not to completely cover the jar in gold glitter, so I reused some ribbon from Christmas presents and wrapped it around the jar, taping the ends together so it would …

Melted Snowman

Even though Christmas is now officially over, I would still like to share a fun and festive way to repurpose wine bottles.  I love to reuse them as chic water bottles.  For my Christmas Eve dinner party, I borrowed this idea from one of my best friends.  For tags I used business cards, and ribbon I had left over from previous Christmases.  What’s great is the tags can easily be used next Christmas. With love, xo

I’ll Drink To That… DIY Chic Chalkboard Paint Repurposed Bottles

Over the weekend I found some time to work on some eco art projects.  I had a fantastic time!    Here is another eco chic way you can repurpose your wine bottles and glass jars.  Confession, this may have been one of those catch 22 art projects.  On one hand, I tried to be eco friendly by repurposing the glass bottles into chic decorative pieces for dinner or birthday parties by painting them in chalkboard paint.  Yet, the chalkboard spray paint may not have been so eco friendly. What you will need: chalkboard paint, chalk, wine bottles or glass jars. Easy Steps:  1. I bought some chalkboard paint in a spray can.  It was easy to use and pretty cheap.  (I purchased it at AL Thompson) Confession, it may have not been the most eco friendly choice, but I could not find one that was made with eco friendly products.  I felt it better to buy the spray can version as opposed to a can of chalkboard paint.  The spray can had the amount I …

Uncorked: DIY Wine Cork Art Project

When the last bottle of wine or Champagne was been finished off, and all that is left are the remains of a legendary soiree or spectacular birthday party, one can always find a creative way to be eco friendly.  Perhaps even throw an eco art project after-party… Save up all  your Wine/Champagne corks for a rainy day project or a day you feel inspired to take on some DIY Eco Art Projects.  I have come up with 2 ways that corks can be repurposed into functional, eco friendly items.  The wine corks used for these art projects were saved up over time. How to be an Eco Friendly Wine or Champagne Connoisseur – Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle your Bottles and Corks 1. Repurposed Champagne Cork Name Holder. A simple eco friendly touch you can add to your eco party/event is to repurpose corks into name holders, or to identify yummy treats or refreshing drinks. All you need… Champagne cork, and business card(s).  All I did was cut a groove into the Champagne cork, not too …