Just like everything I try to create and it succeeds, the first time I tried to print real flowers on fabric, I was thrilled! I tried all almost everything you can print flowers to and one of the items is a boring white T-shirt!
The backstory :
A few months ago, I shared with you how you can print flowers on fabric. It's true! You can decorate any cotton fabric with all the wonderful pigments that real flowers produce! You can read the technique in detail here. The flowers and leaves of plants can give us wonderful pigments to decorate...
In this article, we will learn how to make decorative tassels using materials we already have at home. Tassels/ fringes can be used in many crafts. Depending on their size, they can decorate a basket, turn into cute bohemian earrings or stand on their own as a wall decoration. In this article, we decorated a basket with these tassels. You will need : Knitting wool, cotton yarn or thick threads (depending on the size you want to achieve)
A small book
A pair of scissors Instructions : Cut a piece of thread, 25 cm long = "belt"
You want this piece...
Net bags are an easy and stylish way to avoid plastic bags while shopping. You can always carry them with you since they don't take up space and fill them with fruits and vegetables. In summer they can turn into the perfect bag since they are light and cool. Net bags are even more special when dyed with natural colors. By utilizing the colors that some plants and foods lavishly offer us, we can give character to any net bag. Did you know that net bags are also called mesh bags? That's what our grandmothers called them. I tried to dye...
A crucial part in trying to reduce our ecological footprint is reusing. Meaning that, when it comes to an objects we no longer need to find ways to reuse it. Thus, the environment is saved from one piece of garbage and recycling machines (if this item is recyclable) save a lot of energy.
Eco-living : What do we do with paper?
In my quest to live a greener life, my commitment and my dedication make me experiment a lot. Lately, in fact, I have been experimenting with paper. I've been looking for ways to reuse paper, that is useless in its...
In this article, you learn how to make fluffy pom-poms using toilet paper rolls. Pom-poms can be used in many crafts that we will go over in future articles. They can spice up your clothes, your accessories and everything else you can imagine. On the market, there are pom-pom machines that make the process easier. But if you don't have such a machine at our disposal, you can use toiler paper rolls. The process is really simple and not at all time consuming. You will need : Knitting wool, cotton yarn or thick threads
2 toilet paper rolls
A pair of scissors Instructions...
In this article, I share with you how you can easily create minimal colorful pencil cases. If you have a container of a similar shape, why not turn it into a stylish pencil case for your office? Below, you will see how you can easily paint such an object with this design. Half colored, half with a black and white pattern. Of course, you can apply this design to whatever container you have at your disposal: A clay pencil case, a plastic bottle that you want to repurpose or a glass cup that you no longer use.
About the ingredients I...
By using fabric pouches while shopping, we can greatly reduce the waste we create. A fabric pouch is vital in our effort to reduce our ecological footprint, and what's even better? We can make it ourselves!
Ways we can use fabric pouches : To buy bread and other pastries
Nuts (in bulk)
Rice, legumes, cereals (in bulk)
Fruits and veggies
To store food on the go (e.g. a cereal bar) I now have so many fabric pouches that I don't have to use any sort of disposable packaging ever again. I use my fabric pouches at the farmer's market, for nuts,...
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...
Is there a way to make a pyramid shaped toy for your cat, and do a good deed for the environment, at the same time? In this article, we will make an eco-friendly cat toy, utilizing the plastic pieces of trash that we came across and don’t know how to get rid of. The idea for this craft came from the Big Green Challenge I accepted on my online Ding Dong journey. It seems that my cats are quite fond of these cute pyramid shaped toys, as well as YOUR furry friends! After uploading the IGTV tutorial I did on...
On the day of the annual Christmas cocooning that me and my friends have, while sipping on our melomakarono beverage (a traditional Greek honey flavoured dessert but made into a drink), we also made a pillow using eco colors. All we needed was a white pillowcase, a potato and my trusted non-toxic Fusion colors (I swear by them!) and... we got started on printing! Before that, we taught ourselves the iconic Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock choreography. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but it’s the truth, OKAY?? Sidenote: The day I discovered that potatoes and apples can be used...