Recycled Bag Tote Crochet Pattern This pattern courtesy of Crochet 'N' More Click below to learn more about CNM: Copyright, July 28, 2006 Tisa Enterprises, All Rights Reserved To print a new copy visit: The following pattern is my original design. Please only copy or print this pattern for personal use. Please contact me if you find any errors. 2" Plastic Bag Strips (about 7 ounces) Hook Size Q Tissue Paper Carnations Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know! When I had the idea for Flower Week, I thought I would kick off the week with some flowers that I made myself. I wanted to try some tissue paper flowers, but when I followed various tutorials I found online, the flowers I made weren’t realistic enough for me.
Instructables - Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap Hello dear friends! As some of my followers already know, I live in Bologna (Italy), in the heart of Po river Valley. This area is known as the wettest one of Italy. This is due to terrain, level (a lot of areas are UNDER sea level) and weather. These factors result in very hot temperatures in summer, very cold ones in winter, an incredibly thick fog but, mostly, giant and aggressive mosquitoes. Performance Sand Art - Kseniya Simonova Born in a small town on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, Kseniya Simonova has skyrocketed to international stardom following her 2009 win of Ukraine’s Got Talent. Her combination of story telling, sand art, and music has been showcased in over 200 performances over the past 4 years, including locales such as Ukraine, Russia, Norway, Japan, Poland, Austria, China, The United Kingdom, India, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, and others. She performs regularly for presidents, heads of state, and royalty.
Home Work - The TP Flower Project Some months ago I stumbled upon a really fun DIY with your kids blog post. While I have no kids, I still thought of saving that post and perhaps even try it myself one day (with or without kids...). Time passed and I completely forgot about it, until about a couple of months ago when I was going through my never ending "bookmarked web links" and I found it again. This time I left that page open and started working on it. At first I had to save every empty toilet paper roll. My someone thought I was crazy.
Plastic Bag Crafts We all know how bad plastic grocery bags are for the environment. Research suggests that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. The city of San Francisco will be first city in the U.S. to take a stand and ban plastic bags in large markets and pharmacies. But what can a crafter do to help the cause?
Floral Easter Centerpiece – DIY Tutorial Sarah von Pollaro is the founder of Urban Petals Floral Design, a company that creates one of a kind floral design for events, donates them to nonprofit organizations the following day, and inspires people to enjoy arranging flowers! Having taught thousands of people the basics of floral design in a fun and simple way, Sarah created Flower Empowered to continue inspiring and teaching people to arrange flowers. Sharing her passion for flowers and practical techniques through both her website and hands on workshops, she demystifies the world of floral design so that anyone on any budget can experience the joy of creating arrangements for their home, special occasions, and gifts. Today, Sarah is sharing this playful Easter centerpiece that she designed, which was inspired by a “lawn with hidden Easter eggs”! Bear grass and hyacinth greens were used for the “grassy lawn”, while bright yellow lemons were used to represent the “eggs”.
Treehugger - From trash to treasure: Could non-recycled plastic be turned into a low-carbon fuel? As part of our efforts to diversify our energy sources, it's great to see the surge in interest and development of renewable energies such as solar and wind power, and innovations in tidal and wave power, but to really be able to reduce our use of fossil fuels, we might need to also explore some of our other options, such as using materials extracted from our waste streams as fuel. One emerging technology is working toward converting some of the non-marketable post-consumer plastics into a solid low-carbon fuel. While recycling of some plastics back into other materials makes sense for closing the loop on plastics a bit, until we can divert all recyclables from the waste stream, using some of it as an alternative fuel may be yet another way we can diversify our energy sources. "Although recycling rates have increased over the last few decades, more than 50% of our waste still ends up in landfills.
Paper Art - Elsa Mora Artwork and Photography © Elsa Mora ↓ Links to other galleries: *Artist’s Books *Mixed Media *Painting *Editorial *Drawing *Jewelry *Photography Like this: Like Loading... page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.
recycling ideas: basket out of nilon bag Recycling ideas: basket out of nilon bag Material - Plastic bags- Scissors, needles, Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own. The Plastic Bank - Harvesting Waste Plastic to Reduce Poverty Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Our first campaign is over but another one will be coming soon. Please go to to join the Social Plastic movement. We are Leading the Social Plastic Movement! When we reveal value in plastic, it becomes too valuable to throw away and too valuable to leave sitting on a beach or in the ocean. Social Plastic is any plastic harvested by the poor and/or removed from an ocean, beach, or waterways.