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CRAFTS, DECOR, ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES

Avocado dyed pink pillows

I dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. No, you didn't read that wrong. I actually dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. In fact, I decorated them with small tassels made of thread that I had also dyed with avocado too. Those of you that have been in the company of A Shiny Day, you may have realized that avocados are a part of my life. I love them very much because they are an important element of my vegetarian diet and after enjoying one, I can give the most beautiful pink dye to any fabric, using only its peels...

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CRAFTS, DECOR

Operation Rainbow : Wall Decoration

Tadaaaa!!! After 8 months I can proudly say that Operation Rainbow is over. My colorful pictures were framed and became a wonderful and super-colorful wall decoration. Right now that I'm typing this, I'm smiling from ear to ear because indeed, I am very, very pleased with the result. And I'm sure, as soon as you see how Operation Rainbow came out, you will refer to your most colorful photos to make it too! Don't waste any time, comb throught your hard drives and phone! Look for the color! Operation Rainbow : What to do : Rummage through your cell phone, your computer and your...

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CRAFTS, DECOR, REVAMP

Painting a glass vase using eco-friendly paint

An old and somewhat boring glass vase can turn it into a beautiful and modern vase for our flowers, just by using the right materials. The backstory : Recently, I had to use some glass jars as props in a photo shoot. The photo shoot wrapped, the vases remained. Plain, boring glass vases. So I decided to transform one of them! The result was very pleasing, that's why I'm sharing it with you! With that being said, if you have a boring glass vase at home that you don't really and can't wait to get rid of, think again! There is a...

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DECOR, ECOLOGY, UPCYCLE

Flower vase from reusable materials

In this article, I share with you a cheap and easy way to take advantage of two things you most likely have at home: A plastic bottle that you are about to throw in the trash and a piece of fabric. This is the optimal way to spend your time creatively, make something useful for your home and do something good for the environment. All in one! The backstory : At the moment, I really enjoy crafting. It isn't only the peace of the house that allows me to, but also that I am challenged to make the most out of the...

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CRAFTS, DECOR, UPCYCLE

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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