Hey everybody! Â My little brother is being deployed this afternoon (go Army!) so I’ll be a little busy today. Â I’ll try to get the other post announcing the winners and such up later tonight! Â Enjoy!
Poll open until Friday, August 27 at 9pm MST.
Craft #1 – Recycled Scrabble Desk Set
I have a nerdy confession to make. I have always had an obsession with the game Scrabble. In fact, when I was in college I was an official National Scrabble Club member and President of our local chapter. We had weekly meetings where I gave tips and training sessions on such scintillating topics as two letter words and instances where one can use a “Q” without a “U”.
(Post-It-Note holder shown here with Post-It’s removed.)
So, it’s safe to safe to say that Scrabble is in my blood. I recently picked up a vintage Scrabble game at our local Goodwill for $1.75 and was just waiting to put it to good use…we already own 4 other versions of the game.
And this Recycled Scrabble Desk Set was born. Using the tiles I was able to make a pencil cup and a tilted post-it-note holder. With a few more tiles and a tile rack I made a handy business card holder. I then cut the game board itself, filled it with notebook paper and bound it into a memo book.
Now my passion for words and all things Scrabble can be satisfied every day of the week…no spelling skills required.
Craft #2 – Mid-Century Toddler Chair
I am so thankful and lucky to have made it to this week’s theme! Finally I
would have the proper motivation to reupholster the thrifted highchair I
found almost a year ago.
I saw the old thing sitting all alone in the corner of my favorite thift
store and even though it was pretty beat up (rusty and torn in places), I
could see what an amazing addition it would be to our attempted midcentury
modern living room!
So this week’s theme is kinda a win/win situation. Regardless of how the
voting turns out, I’m just super excited to be able to check off a project
on my ridiculously long to-do list. Thank you, SYTYC!
Craft #3 – Ruffle Scarf & Hat
I have a bit of a problem when it comes to clothes that my children have out grown.Â I can not seem to get rid of them..Â I love to come up with new ways to refashion these old clothes.
Fall comes early in the Mountains, so I recycled some of our favorite t-shirts to make this Ruffle Scarf and Hat.
It is a stylish way to stay cozy in the cool mountain air!
Most of us donâ€™t fully understand the environmental impact of our clothes. From their production, to the materials that make them, all the way to transportation and washing, clothes can make quite a dent on the environment.
* Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year.
* Polyester is made from petroleum in an energy intensive process that emits VOC’s and acid gas into the air.
* Cotton is the most pesticide – dependant crop in the world. It takes 1/3 lb of pesticides to make ONE t-shirt.
Why not reduce your environmental impact by buying recycled clothes and recycling your own?
Its good for the earth and of course, … so fashionable!