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recycled plastic bottle flower

Have you seen those fantasy faux-glass flowers made from recycled pop bottles? I mean the delicate fragile-looking twisty looking ones, like those the US-based artist Laura Astor) used to make.  Like this. (Note: these aren't the Anthropologie-style of flowers that use the ends of the bottles. But there's a great tutorial from Sonia at Kosmic Chai, if you're looking for… [read more]

Today, I dashed into town to stock up on essentials, and while there stopped in at DJ's mother's house. Well, I'm ashamed to say that a parcel was waiting for me there since Christmas! (You know how it goes, never enough time in a day - especially when we seem to get a blasted snowstorm every third day...) More later… [read more]

Our evironmentalist blogger with an eye for beauty, Pelf Nyok, has dropped by to introduce her latest find -- an American artist who creates huge mandala wall pieces with other people's throwaway plastic bags. The works are both colourful and green! ~ Jen A lot of things are being said about China's recent announcement to ban the manufacture, sale, and use… [read more]

A colourful wreath hand-sewn from sweater remnants gives an eco-friendly twist to a traditional holiday decoration, in one of the more imaginative recycling ideas of the season. It reminds me a bit of those wreaths made with tied strips of plastic bags that I've mentioned before, but only in the sense of an unconventional material used to fill out the… [read more]

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Home and Garden can suggest 35 uses for plastic milk jugs, but a young family in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has just come up with another way to recycle milk jugs that beats any we've seen so far! With the aid of a hot glue gun, Scott and Andrea McNeill turned 840 plastic milk jugs into a unique playhouse… [read more]