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Flower vase made from a plastic water bottle

I was thinking : Do you know what can transform from a single-use petrochemical product to a gorgeous decorative flower vase?The plastic water bottle that we used for 10 minutes and are already trying to throw out! Greece takes last place in the European Waste Recycling rankings. Since the know-how and infrastructure are missing from the equation, it doesn't matter how much effort citizens put into recycling. Which is very upsetting, if you ask me. I hope that this is only temporary and in a few years we will be able to recycle, knowing that what we throw...

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How to reuse a plastic bag : Felt ornaments

In this article, you will find two brilliant ideas that when combined, create the perfect construction! An easy Christmas ornament A clever way to reuse a plastic bag and avoid environmental pollution The backstory : I came up with this idea a long time ago. In my attempt to get rid of every single-use plastic item and all the plastic bags that have already been in the house longer than I have. But the thing was that I didn’t want to use them or throw them away, so this idea came to me: I could squeeze them into every creation possible,...

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HOLIDAYS, LOW WASTE, LOW WASTE

Furoshiki : A guide to zero waste gift wrapping

I’m so excited for this article, because I’m going to be sharing something that I love! Using a square piece of fabric, we can beautifully wrap our Christmas presents and skip the unnecessary waste that single-use wrapping paper creates. This Japanese technique is called Furoshiki and is the zero waste way to wrap our gifts without making a single rubbish. Because wrapping with less doesn't have to mean less beautiful-or less fun! By mastering this technique, you will be able to wrap everything! No matter their shape or size. You can wrap a box, a book, a bottle of wine and...

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The big debate : Real vs fake Christmas trees

Among the countless controversial issues that divide families and create heated debates that no one asked for at the Christmas table, lies the eternal question: Real or artificial christmas trees?   This question is equivalent to "Were Ross and Rachel on a break?” and "Team Jacob vs Team Edward"… but make it Christmas! That’s why the A Shiny Day team, armed with the threefold: trench coat-magnifying glass-hat, turned into Sherlock Holmes, researched and shared their findings through this article. But before we begin, I would like to share my favorite fact from this research: The first fake Christmas tree was made by mistake...

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DECOR, PETS, REVAMP

Cat food can candles

In this article I will show you how to reuse the tin can that your cat (or your dog or even you!) just devoured,by making a super cute upcycled candle! The idea for this craft stems from one of the challenges I had to complete during my online Ding Dong journey. The brief was clear: "Find a way to reuse your cats’ food cans!" And so I did. I found a way. In case you’ve been around for a while, you may already have heard about my four fur kids. Felice, Ginger, Mitsi and Birbilo are my four very cute...

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Natural dye with turmeric

From all the colors and pigments, plants and food so effortlessly create, it would be a shame for yellow to be overlooked. In this article, I share with you how to make our own natural turmeric dye. Yay! What is turmeric? Turmeric, an ingredient tha you may have come across in recipes or seen in powder form, comes from the root of the turmeric plant or yellow root, that belongs to the same family as ginger (ginger). You can read more here. Turmeric is widely used in Eastern recipes, for its color and also for its beneficial properties, usually in powder form....

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Dyeing wooden beads with avocados (yes, you read right!)

The heavenly pink shades produced by avocado pits can be used to dye not just cotton fabrics, but also wooden beads! This conclusion is a product of my 7am experiments with avocados... The backstory : As you may have noticed in thisarticle, you can dye any natural fabric with just the pits and the peel of an avocado. How cool is that?! One day while I was experimenting with cotton and linen fabrics, I decided to take it to the next level. Since I can dye any natural material like cotton, I can dye unprocessed wood too, right? Duh! I first tried to...

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Dyeing clothes & fabrics with avocado

I don't know how to begin to describe the wonderful pink color of avocado seeds & peels. It is almost majestic that a green fruit can create such a wonderful pink color. Oh the beauty of avocado pink! Maybe later I will ask my friend Natasha to write a poem about avocado pink. For now, let's see how we can utilize it. If you haven't read the article on nature's colors, I suggest you do it ASAP! This will give you an idea of ​​the myriad of things we can do with plants. In this case, avocado is my favorite. To be...

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Τα χρώματα της φύσης

Δεν ξέρω για εσένα, εγώ κυκλοφορώ σαν τον τρελό επιστήμονα μέσα στο σπίτι. Τον επιστήμονα των χρωμάτων-θα πω. Υπάρχουν παντού κατσαρόλες με χρώματα, ρούχα που στεγνώνουν στο μπαλκόνι & κουτάκια με φυτά σε κάθε σημείο του σπιτιού. Και όλα αυτά  γιατί ανακάλυψα τη μαγεία που κρύβεται στον κόσμο των φυτών.       Πώς ξεκίνησε η ιστορία : Ένα ηλιόλουστο πρωινό η Μαρία, η μαμά της αγαπημένης μου φίλης Εύας, μου έστειλε το Instagram μιας υπέροχης γυναίκας από την Αγγλία που είναι natural dyer & συγγραφέας. Τη λένε Rebecca Desnos & έχει τελειοποιήσει την τέχνη των φυσικών χρωμάτων. Έχει γράψει ένα βιβλίο & τρία...

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