Monday, May 4, 2015

Planters, planters, planters post

This one with the cinder blocks has GOT to be my fave... how many times have you looked at your ugly leftover cinder blocks and wondered what you could use them for??

I think these are all pretty self-explanatory.  I just find the ideas really inspiring!

These are some pretty amazing ideas.  I wish I could put some of these into my parents' house, but their decor isn't rustic enough!

Now you know what to do with all those empty wine bottles!:

Have fun planting, folks!

Seated people planters... just in time for Spring!

How cute are these!  Sorry about the fuzzy image...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Upcycling/Recycling/Green New Year's Resolutions for 2015!

Yayyy!! It's New Year's!!  Did you make your list of resolutions yet?  Here're mine!  Share yours too - send me your great ideas!:

1)  No more plastic bags at the grocer's. - Even though I re-use them when I get home, maybe if we all stop using them, the stores will get the idea and cut down on them.

2) Think twice, maybe three or four times! about anything non-biodegrable that I used to throw out in the garbage.  Like:  plastic containers for Chinese food, plastic utensils, old clothes.  I'm starting a quilt with some old T-shirts and jeans I was going to throw out!  Save the plastic containers and re-use them for storing food in the fridge, or paint or glue trays (for woodworking!).  Make art with any glasses or cups you break by mistake:  glue them to a cork or wooden board and make a design or even a mosaic!  Make great gifts.  Be really careful with your fingers though.  Use only the larger pieces.

3) Starting a compost heap in a corner of the yard. - Not only makes my trash smaller, but will help my vegetable garden and flower beds!

4) Blog EVEN MORE about all my green projects.  Cuz the more we talk about it, the more other people will see it and get on the bandwagon, too!

A Reclaimed Wood Christmas