22 Inspiring DIY Cork Projects It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace). And there she is in front of you. A nice glass of wine. But tomorrow I want you to think twice before you throw out those wine bottle corks by providing you with 22 DIY cork creations (okay, some are more DIY than others). My own cork collection is quite small. So let's start with some nice DIY cork projects that can be done with small cork collections. I've got twisty black electrical wire and I've got three corks...I may have to give this one a try. There's nothing I don't love about these simply sweet cork place card holders that were at Ardent Photography's cousin's wedding. I'm loving the painted tips on this adorable Christmas tree made from corks.
How to Grow Raspberries Raised beds eliminate root rot The original 20 plants have grown into a full bed from which the author picks 2 gallons of raspberries a day during the summer months, roughly a pint per plant, though the amount tapers off as fall approaches. Raspberry plants hate wet feet, and they are gross feeders. We addressed these two critical points by building a 20-inch-high raised bed and filling it with a mixture of four-fifths good garden topsoil blended with about one-fifth sand, peat, and well-rotted manure. If, like us, you have acidic soil, you will also need to add some lime, because raspberries prefer a soil pH of around 6.0. We left one end of the box open to allow easy access with our wheelbarrows, then closed it in when the box was full. If you have rich, deep soil that drains well year-round, you can simply plant your raspberries in a permanent garden site.
A bit of green :: Crafts :: Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example). I only needed a couple of things: 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least )600-700 staplesa staplera lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp! That’s all you will need. Start stapling the cups together as shown. Staple again and again and again… Until your lamp goes from this… …to this! Staple carefully the last cups to form the top of the sphere (if it’s a sphere, because it’s likely that it won’t be that round if some cups aren’t perfectly aligned). You might also like:
Shampoo Recipe - Make Your Own Shampoo - Natural Shampoo "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive."~ Dale Carnegie We all have hair -- some more, some less. Fine, medium, coarse, light blonde, copper-brown, honey-red, ginger-twist, sun-kissed, winter wheat or ash -- no matter, it's all hair. I actually have a lot of nerve writing anything about hair. What I can write about with authority, though, is that daily care with wholesome products can help keep your hair -- if you've got it -- strong and strikingly beautiful. Now once you've made your selection and finally commence the act of shampooing, remember to always massage your scalp slowly but thoroughly with your fingertips, to vigorously stimulate the circulation of blood on the skin wrapping around your skull. I know, I know, you're automatically saying to yourself, "rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat" because every commercially produced shampoo bottle has brainwashed us to do this. Knead a few tablespoons of olive oil into your dry scalp and hair.
Recyclable Crafts: Carton Wallet | Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age Recycle a milk or orange juice carton into a clever carrying case for change, trading cards, and more. Download Carton Wallet Template What you'll need Half gallon milk or juice carton with plastic cap, rinsed Scissors Paper towels Tape Wallet Template Ballpoint pen Ruler Craft knife (optional) Butter knife How to make it Cut open the carton so it lies flat, as shown; put aside the cap for now.
Transparency - Walk This Way More Infographics on Good The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman The Miss Rio Ottoman is composed of an unlikely material that gives it its Nerf-esque pizazz and Koosh ball buoyancy: recycled Flip-Flops. Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from flip-flop factories to groups of local craftspeople in Brazil where the unprocessed material becomes Miss Rio Ottomans. Distributed by Design Within Reach, the Miss Rio Ottoman feels just as you’d imagine thousands of flip-flop scraps would, shock absorbent and bouncy. Wilsmann has received multiple recognitions and awards for the design of Miss Rio, a product that is both environmentally and socially sound. + Karin Wittmann Wilsmann + Miss Rio Ottoman at DWR
All You Need for Fresh Air: 3 Essential Green Plants by LiveOAK Staff on March 22, 2009 All you need for fresh air. Seventeen years ago Kamal Meattle found out that the air in his home city of Dehli was killing him. The Areca Palm (or Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is does great air cleansing work during the day. Kamal Meattle According to Meattle if you have sufficient quantities of these plants you could live in an air tight bubble and as long as the plants are living you'd have enough fresh air to live. The Indian Government has rated the building the healthiest buidling in Delhi, and studies have shown that after spending 10 hours in the building your body will be working better than before. Aside from being a natural and beatiful source of fresh air, this method also helps reduce energy consumption, because you don't need to filter or bring fresh air in. Now Meattle, has big plans. Check out his site: GreenSpaces via: TED About the Author:
Bücher Ankauf, CD Ankauf & Verkauf, DVD Ankauf & Spiele verkaufen - momox.de This Device Provides Clean Water for Pennies a Day Photo: WaterconePassive Solar One Step Water Condensation FTW!We wrote about the Watercone back in 2004, but considering how much TreeHugger's audience has grown since then, it's likely that only a handful of you were reading the site back then. I think it's time to have a second look at this very clever device that has the potential to help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who are lacking access to clean water (or if they do, maybe the access is intermittent and they could use a plan B). This could save many lives for sure. Photo: WaterconeStep #1: Pour salty / brackish Water into pan. Photo: WaterconeStep #2: The evaporated Water condensates in the form of droplets on the inner wall of the cone. Photo: WaterconeStep #3: By unscrewing the cap at the tip of the cone and turning the cone upside down, one can empty the potable Water gathered in the trough directly into a drinking device.
How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. That is not that old actually, I bought it and then one day they were gone because they are addicting. But I cleaned it all out. So, I have a workshop coming up and I though I would do a little host gift for her. Okay, next I am going to make a little frame.