Showing posts with label reuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reuse. Show all posts

Monday, May 25, 2020

DIY No Sew Cut Out Face Mask

DIY Mask 

Now that Coronavirus terms like social distance, stay safe, six feet away are the new normal,  masks are a an adornment, as well as a necessity. 

Why not try this clever one piece mask!
  Clever one piece no sew mask!

It's socially responsible to wear a mask to help protect others as well as ourselves.

Whether you want to make your own fashionable masks, need a last minute mask, or just want to get crafty, here is a simple, no sew, one piece, cut out mask you can do all by yourself. I suggest a flexible jersey fabric.  But it works on many fabrics. Best with stretchable materials. Why not Re-use and repurpose a T shirt! 

These masks are washable, too and can be reused!

Just download this FREE Mask template now: (includes instructions!)
Download Template: Clever one piece no sew mask!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Poem For Zero Waste Week

A Poem For Earth

© Judith Gorgone

Since it's Zero Waste Week, Planetpals wants to remind you how easy it is to care for the planet.  You see, we all just need to do our part and be a Planetpal at heart.

So, here is our little poem...sing it like a song...hum it every day!

A better world
is in your hands
Just reduce the stress
upon our lands
Help keep it clean
be and eco friend
Think before you do
from beginning to end!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Creative Ways To Reuse Kids School Work

No don't throw!  Repurpose Recycle, Reuse, Remember.  What to do with kids art, compositions and homework. 

Some of your kids schoolwork and artwork is surely worth saving.  How can you make it last longer, display it, reuse it or repurpose it?

Make a book.
For lasting memories, take choice pieces of schoolwork and enjoy it for years to come.  Make a book for each school year or for each school. For instance a book for  elementary, junior high, high school.
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Use it for book covers.
Wrap schoolbooks in art.
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Make Gifts!  Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap
Cut it, mount it, fold it and make greeting cards to relatives and friends for holidays or everyday
Frame it.
Take those favorites and frame it for a special room or study.

Hang it. 
Many creative ways to make a gallery. Sometimes the fridge is too small to accommodate.  Displaying it is a wonderful way for kids to see how their work improves.
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Make things!
Take some choice pieces and fold them, cute them, and make mobiles, kites, greeting cards, gift wrap.   Or for craft paper in paper mache, quilling, paper chains, origami, collages, and other paper crafts.

Make A Recycle Mobile - (Mobile by MAX Shinohara)
Make A Recycle Mobile - (Mobile by MAX Shinohara)
Make a Recycle KITE! - (directions via

See many more creative paper recycle crafts visit Planetpals Craft Pages

Monday, August 15, 2016

Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week September 5-9, 2016

 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 5th September 2016. Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
Join Planetpals and become a Zero Hero and do your part!   According to this year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.

 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

You can learn a lot about zero waste on and For 15 years Planetpals has offered proactive solutions to the environment for the whole family, through ideas, tips, activities, education and downloads.  We say practice the "r's" and particularly the 5th "R" Refuse.
Visit our Recycle Center and learn more! 

© jag all rights reserved. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You're Going To Love These Eco Friendly Valentine Wreath Ideas!

Planetpals Loves Valentines Day And Loves Making It Greener

Valentines craft wreaths that are Green.  Recycle and upcycle diy wreath ideas you will love!

What better way to decorate for Valentines Day than with a big green wreath!  Repurpose surplus craft materials and other unused items you may already have.  It's that simple!  Just use your imagination and some familiar objects and you can make a wreath everyone will LOVE!

A great way to recycle ribbon scraps.The girl
Natural twig wreath with little hearts from
Paper hearts make a clever wreath.  Use old greeting cards, wrap, scrapbooking paper scraps. from
Playing card wreath - perfect reuse for an old deck of cards from
Wreath from repurpose wine corks from
Fabric or t shirt scraps sew simple! From
Vintage ads, music sheets, photocopies in black and white.  From
Christmas balls.  You must have some surplus!  from Dime Store
Vinatge cards and images, music sheets, flowers and fabric.  Romantic. From
Great idea to resuse or cherish keepsake valentine cards. from
Button or beads recycle.  A Jewel of an idea.from
Valentine pin ups! Put it on your door, wall or frame it in a board. Use it as a valentine cards holder. From