Showing posts sorted by relevance for query recycle. Sort by date Show all posts
Showing posts sorted by relevance for query recycle. Sort by date Show all posts

คาสิโนออนไลน์ไม่ต้องโหลด _คา สิ โน ออนไลน์ อันดับ 1_วิธีเล่น slot ให้ได้เงิน_เล่นเกมได้เงิน pantip_วิธีฝากเงิน w88

9 Great Ways to Recycle Cans


It has been a while since my last recycle post. Even though tin cans are not as harmful as plastic and they are easier to recycle, if they do end up in the landfill they take 50 years to decompose, that's a long time! And a lot of them end up there, much more than you want to imagine.
So here are some fun and pretty ways to recycle your cans.
Colorful ones can be used directly as they are as flower pots.


You can cut them up and turn them in to amazing flowers, or buy them from this artist directly. Cutting tin is super easy with tin scissors, we have a pair and they are really easy to use.


Make clocks and other household stuff you normally buy and are often made of plastic, this is a great alternative and you can paint them in the exact color you want.


This is a super cute lampshade, which will give lovely shadows and is super strong.


If you don't want to mess with electricity, they are also great as candle holders, either standing or hanging as แจกเครดิตทดลองเล่นฟรี ไม่ต้องฝากlanterns.



You can paint the cans and use them as plant pots, I like how the ones on the left look like trash but are also cool :)


You can use them in many ways to organize stuff, and personalize them with your own colors and use them for a large variety of things, even for wine bottles!


Flatten the cans and turn them in to amazing pieces of decoration, like this beautiful frame.


Attach larger cans to the wall for a different way of organizing, great for toys but also scarves, socks etc.

And a bonus, use them in your art to make a statement about the environment, or buy from an artist, like these amazing pieces of Stephanie Kilgast:



Monday, 10 August 2015

9 Great Ways To Recycle Old Sweaters


So besides the obvious that re-cycling sweaters and any other textile product is good instead of trowing them away, another thing to think about: 1 kilogram of cotton can take up to 20.000 liters of water to produce (2 lb 2.3 oz cotton = 5283 gallons of water)! You can read more about the impact of cotton on the WWF website. This is about the amount needed for a pair of jeans and a t-shirt!
So not only our food takes a lot of water to produce but also our clothes. Thus another good reason to recycle clothes, and if you are not handy you can always find people in need or places to donate the clothes you want to toss away, and make someone else very happy with the things you do not use anymore.

Our clothing shop and bag shop are both 95% made of recycled materials, which feels good and the pieces become unique. This bag has an upcycled sweater top, we had more but they all sold as they all turned out very cool :)
  • Make pet clothing and bedding out of old sweaters. We made a whole bunch of doggy sweaters as they are so expensive to buy, a win-win, great for our budget, warm doggies and recycled sweaters :) We made ours by cutting it according to Toffee's body but not all doggies will sit still like him so I found a few tutorials for you, here is one with good explanation and pictures, here is one made out of a sweater sleeve good for small doggies. I even found a tutorial on how to make a easy to make doggy (or kitty) bed out of a sweater.


Here some more ideas to recycle your sweaters:

  • Keep your hands warm and toasty with mittens or fingerless gloves, find instructions here for the fingerless ones and here for the mittens. And here is another cool mitten pattern.

  • Keep your feet warm with leg warmers (made of the arms), socks and slippers. If your sweater is 100% wool you can wash it warm in the machine first to get a nice thick felt for slippers. Here is one of many sock tutorials, and I love these slippers with a step by step explanation and these slippers are very cute :)

  • I'm sure you have seen them before, knitted pillows. Often very expensive in shops and can be made free from upcycled sweaters. How adorable is that monster pillow? If you have a kid you could even make it of their favorite but now too small sweater so that s/he can still keep it! And here a tutorial on how to make a simple one for a cozy couch look.

  • Cover some pencil holders and plant pots to cover up some ugly things or make baskets to hold your craft supplies and other things.

  • Cover your old chairs with a beautiful old sweater or make poufs with a sweater and filling (you could fill them with old rags for an entirely eco friendly project).

  • If you think that these are all cute and useful but you have a whole bunch of sweaters, how about a patchwork blanket, and they look super beautiful too! You can find a step by step tutorial here in case you have no idea where to begin with :)

  • And if you still think that upcycling is too shabby or so, check this post on Country Living with beautiful decorative projects looking very chic! You can cover vases, lamp caps, anything you want!
  • Once you have done your project(s) you will have a bunch of leftovers which are fun too, maybe these two will inspire you, adorable balls and mug cozies, and I'm sure your creative juices have started to flow, have fun and if you want to share your upcycling sweater project please share in the comments!

I limited my post with 9 ideas but there are many more like ear warmers, hats, bags, teapot cozies, you can get lots of ideas on Pinterest, you'll never throw away a sweater ever again!

See more recycle posts here, and more are coming up so stay tuned :)
And if you like this post, please share it on Pinterest!


Thursday, 27 August 2015

9 Great Ways to Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls



I have to be honest here, I never have recycled a toilet paper roll. We use and throw them away all the time, but lets face it: the 'toilet' part of its name is not something we like to think about :)
Nonetheless I decided to make a toilet paper roll recycle post, see if it will motivate me and others to use them, most likely not all, but at least some :)


  • I like the idea of bird feeders, the glue is peanut butter, you make birds happy and the roll gets a second life, here is an easy tutorial for a bird feeder.

  • Make biodegradable seed starters with the help of scissors, you can see it here, very easy and you can plant the entire thing in the ground later on.

  • Use them to package small gifts, wrap them with a piece of cute paper or magazine clipping and you are ready to go, I also saw an non painted version of them here.

  • Make toys with TP rolls, or make a project of it with your kid. I have seen many many wonderful toys, the mermaid and these race cars are just two examples, I've seen castles and monsters and you can find many more here.

  • I've seen many beautiful frame projects, this mirror is one of my favorites, I also liked this art project. But there are many more projects to explore and I'm sure you could come up with your own ideas :)

  • Although I do love the creative ideas I actually love the more simple daily usable things better. Like an open cut roll to hold paper rolls, wrapping paper and such neatly together. Or using rolls to keep all sorts of cables organized in your drawer, without them getting all tangled up.


  • Although we do not have a fireplace I love the idea of these eco friendly firestarters made with a toilet roll, newspaper and dryer lint, if you have a dryer you'll know how much lint comes out of those! 
  • Once you have your cozy fire and decide to have a special event, make some cute crowns to go with it :)
And finally an honorary mention of artist Anastassia Elias who makes little worlds shadow boxes in toilet rolls, so cool!



  So what do you think? Will you do any of these projects?
See more recycle posts here.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

9 Great Ways to Recycle Plastic Bottles

(source: blomsterverkstad)

For my second post on how to recycle daily garbage (first was how to recycle eggshells) I choose plastic bottles, no matter what we do we use lots of them and I found some small and big projects to re-use them. It takes hunderds of years for plastic bottles to decay so your projects will be usefull for many years.

I found some amazing planting / gardening uses for them, actually there are so many of them that I am only showing a few examples:


  • Cut a bottle in half to cover pots, this will protect newly sprouting plants against cold and snails, the damp inside the bottle will let the plant grow quicker.
  • Hang a whole bunch of bottles in front of a window, filled with soil and plants it will create a green curtain in your room, and the plants will get plenty of sunlight.

  • Make a bunch of holes in a plastic bottle, dig it in soil near vegetable or normal plants and create a slow watering system. Your roots will not rot and your plants won't dry out.
  • Create a self watering seed starter pot simply by cutting a bottle in half, again perfect to avoid that your seeds and roots won't rot while they won't dry out when you do not water them every day.

Now that we had a few garden related projects, I thought it was fun to show some creative projects, you will be amazed by what people have done with plastic bottles:
  • Make amazing flowers simply by cutting the plastic in flower shapes and heating them a little near a candle to make the petals curly. I also saw some amazing Christmas decorations during my search, even a Christmas tree entirely decorated with plastic and it looks fantastic! You can make smaller flowers, leaves and shapes to create jewelry.
  • Michelle Brand makes Chandeliers all with plastic bottles, and they do not look like 'trash' at all, they are amazing, and you could make them yourself, double win. I've also seen cool room screens and curtains made out of plastic bottles.
(sources: sabiiwabii and Michelle Brand)

  • Make a cool jewelry organizer, I really like this one where you can storage any kind of jewelry, and there is a great tutorial for it.
  • There are also plenty ideas to use them as storage containers, like this cute and easy to make peg basket, these hanging baskets would be great for craft and hobby rooms and even book and magazine storage.
(sources: Epbot and makeit-loveit)

I have only scratched the surface but this will get your inspiration flowing I hope :)

As the last idea I'm showing a big one, which you might never do but it is too cool not to show.

  • You can make a greenhouse of bottles, it will have the same effect as glass only won't cost you a thing and hail and such are not such a threat as with a glass greenhouse. Here you can read what you would need (mostly handy hands and a huge amount of bottles), maybe a nice family project.

Have you ever done such a project, maybe something different you would like to share? I hope this will inspire you to not throw these away but making use of them :)

I have also read about several house projects built in Nigeria, and now also in some other countries. Some mentioned filled with sand but it can also be dry dirt. These filled bottles are 20 times stronger than bricks and are even said to be bullet proof! They become great isolated houses for not much money and for each one bedroom, living room and kitchen house 7800 bottles are used, so less trash and more roofs for people, such a great project!


Sunday, 12 July 2015

9 Great Ways to Recycle Egg Shells

(image source: fox in the pine)

  • They are also a good deterrent for slugs and snails.  Scatter a generous barrier around any young seedlings that you want to protect, this is apparently the equivalent of us walking barefoot on broken glass.
  • Use egg shells as free seed starters. You can start your seeds in egg shells, which will provide them a nutrient rich place to grow and thrive. Simple take half of an egg shells, poke a small hole at the bottom, and fill it with soil. Add your seed or seedling and water as usual. You can then place the entire egg shell into the ground when the plant is stable for transplanting.
  • Make your own nutrient rich fertilizer. Plants, especially roses, love the nutrients that egg shells provide. Save your egg shells and when you have a handful of them, crush them into a fine powder. You can place them in a plastic baggie to do this easily and with little mess. Add the leftover coffee grounds from your morning brew and mix the two ingredients together well. Then, simply sprinkle the powder at the base of your plants and water as usual.
  • Abrasive Cleaner: Crush the shell and add to some soapy water to use on things like stainless steel sinks, pots, etc
  • Drain Clearer: Finely crushed shells will help keep your drain clear
  • Nourishing Face Mask. Pulverize dried egg shells with a mortar and pestle, then whisk the powder in with an egg white and use for a healthful, skin-tightening facial. Allow the face mask to dry before rinsing it off.
  • Make Your Own Powdered Calcium Supplement. Skip the pills and simply bake your shells at 180 Celsius (350 F degrees) for 8 minutes. Let them cool and grind them to a fine powder. Add your supplement (a teaspoon or less) to your favorite smoothie or juice once a day.
  • Use it as craft material. Egg shells are great to make beautiful mosaics , you can find a fun egg shell mosaic frame tutorial here.
  • Make eco friendly chalk for your kids, or yourself :) Here is a great tutorial for that.
(image source: the hunted interior)

I hope this post will inspire you to re use eggshells, and I am planning to write more posts on how to recycle daily used trash, in a mission to make it a habit for myself and others :)
If you know another way to recycle eggshells please let me know in the comments, I'd love to learn it!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Little Sister: Green


Wednesday was Earth Day and that made me think of an opportunity for a subject for a Little Sister post. We have been recently contacted by the Victoria and Albert Museum for using our pictures of our 'Give me my Medicine' necklace seen on our Flickr account, after a while we have been choosen from the hundreds of pictures of jewelry made with recycled material, to be one of the most creative contributions, as selected by artist jeweller Professor Dorothy Hogg. Hopefully these pieces will also be published in a book (keep your fingers crossed!).
Now I hope that you, who are reading this post are green and do your best to make our world a better place. So I would love to see what you do, not only on Earth Day but every day! Show me your bicycle that you rather use then your car, show me your way of packing your items with recycled material etc. Hope to get pictures of EVERYONE, as always :)


To get some inspiration, I've made a treasury with recycled items:


แจกเครดิตทดลองเล่นฟรี ไม่ต้องฝากSwiedebie shows several examples of recycling, I love the clock she made with reused kids buttons and an old clock mechanism:



ZsBCreations made a gorgeous cuff all with upcycled-recycled materials, recycling can be chic as you can see:



Karuski makes her packages with a used bubble mailer which she has covered with a piece of vintage wall paper and left over paper tag. A great way to re-use the mailers in a pretty & personal way!:



Psarokokalo made a bag of old sheets, ripped them and then knitted to become this pretty bag:




Vaisto loves to recycle: 'rugs, scarves and house-shoes finger crocheted out of recycled clothes cut to strips, fluorescent poi of an old children's windbreaker jacket, a skirt of recycled and leftover bits and pieces, and finally my bike loaded with clothes going to recycle bin...sometimes I feel like we are the recycling center of our family & friends ;)':



I made these little baskets about 10 years ago, found the telephone wires on the street, leftovers of the repair guys of the telephone company. I still use them daily for my bits and blops next to my bed:



Heli shows to of her daily green activities: 'I always try to take a shopping bag with me when I go for groceries shopping. Turkey seems to love plastic bags and you notice that everywhere on the streets, parks, at the sea...


The other thing I do - my husband says that I must be the only one in Turkey- I always fold milk and juice cartons and flatten everything that is flattenable. Did you know that inside one juice or milk package you can insert even 25 empty packages, though it requires a little patience and a huge milk or juice lover :)'



Carmenesque found a great way to storage her beads:
'I love sushi and with my orders I usually get 1 or 2 little plastic bottles filled with soy sauce. I put the soy sauce in a larger bottle, place it in the fridge and I wash the plastic ones and after a day of drying I can use them as my storage of small beads. And they perfectly fit inside my little drawers :)'


JaneBoFelt says: 'I like sweet "zephir" in chocolate - marshmallows. I bought it in small boxes and these boxes suits well to store small buttons, clasps etc. And I reuse bubble wrap from packaging - I do resist for felting from it.



IngerMaaike has three boys, so you can imagine the amount of holes in pants, she made smileys of felt to repair them, instead of throwing them away.


PetitPlat: 1. Diverse stuff for the miniatures themselves. 2. Ferrero Rocher boxes to store all my minis. 3. I use advertising and punch little butterflies that I glue on my little packaging boxes. (yes I do buy boxes, making them is just too time consuming for me) 4. Bubble Plastic Paper that I receive when ordering mini dishes:


ArtMind seperates all the garbage, like glass, paper, plastic etc.:



Alatvian says: I do almost everything I can to help our planet stay green. But I am especially proud of my green garden with natural grass and narrow high beds and my compost heap, where I recycle all organic remains from our household and the garden itself.



LaTouchables makes nifty decorations for her home with found/ repurposed objects, a mirror frame with drifwood, a braided rug and an old IKEA clock with a new picture in it:


XbyLeinaNeima made organic hemp summer totes. They both are appliquéd with hand dyed second-hand laces - hand printed with dried herbs(+ one of them with second hand ribbons + sequins and beads). And the lining of them is made from second-hand material.

Lapomme makes all her packages of recycled items: 'The cloth sachets I make from fabric scraps I get from curtain and pillow manufacturers. The plastic sachets that I use for my paper products, I save from my shopping. I sew them up with my machine, just as I do with the cloth bags. The blue plastic bag I got from marché saint pierre in paris (a fabric shop), the green bag from des filles à la vanille, a clothing store in montpellier.