Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy World Environment Day!

World Environment Day occurs on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

World Environment Day occurs on World Environment Day, Earthday, Everyday to help the planet!

Learn what you can do to help Earth at  

  • Play Earth Games
  • Learn about Earth
  • Find Environmental Solutions
  • Learn Eco Friendly Songs, Poems, Crafts, More.
  • Get Earth Friendly and Earthday Educational Downloads
  • Find Interesting Earth Facts
  • Learn how you can help the planet and everything on it
  • Learn how you can be a Planetpal, too.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas That Will Make Everyone Green!

It's that time of year for weddings and what better way to share the love than loving the planet.  

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Make your wedding eco friendly and fun with some of these unique green wedding ideas!

Many of them are reuseable ideas and many natural.  All are Clever and quite doable on any budget.  From dress ideas to decorations and favors.  If you're planning a wedding, Don't miss one green thing.

Monday, April 23, 2018

How To Color Your World Decoupage And Paint Furniture

DECOUPAGE and PAINT is a great way to upcycle furniture and other objects for your home 

Tell a story while you UPCYCLE and make something even more special

Decoupage: the basic technique
  1. Prepare surface. Once you have selected your item to decorate, make sure the surface of it is clean and dust free as the varnish magnifies any imperfections.
  2. Paint it.  
  3. Let it dry completely
  4. Cut out pictures. Select your pictures and cut them out. ... 
  5. Arrange the pictures. ... 
  6. Glue the pictures in place. ... 
  7. Varnish the pictures with DECOUPAGE (we suggest Modge Podge-it's simple!)
  8. Detailed instructions on How to Decoupage
  9. Video on how to decoupage with MODGE PODGE

Monday, April 16, 2018

Treasured Memories Make A Gift of Past, Present, Future

Make A Memory Box or Memory Card: A Great Recycle Craft That Turns Yesterdays Memories Into a Fabulous Gift That Lives on Forever

Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Make a Memorial Box Preserve Memories Forver
The Memory Box
If your wondering what special thing you can do for someone you love this Christmas that can be meaningful and fun to make, try a memory box or card.
Whether it be a sister, parent or best friend, a memory gift will be a keeper.
Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Find special momentos for your memorial box
Memory Box Directions:
.      Use a store bought or recycled box in any shape.  Here we bought a heart shaped box since this was an anniversary gift for Mom and Dad.
.      Cover it in paint or cloth or both.  *This one has a painted bottom and cloth covered top.  
.      We added 3 knobs to the bottom for feet
.      Adorn it with momentos and ornamentation. *This one has antique ribbons and trim.  Old buttons from Mom's favorite dress, her old hanky found in a purse, Dad's dog tags and firemans badge, a key from their first house and other tokens found in their drawers along with photos we photocopied.  

Ideas and Other Options 

.      Why not add old greeting cards, ornaments from service uniforms, wedding invitations, and jewelry parts
.      For a child's box you can use certificates, name beads, small toys or prize ribbons, a coin for the year they were born
.      For a friend use momentos from trips together, tickets from nights out and fill with photos of good times. 

You can leave the box empty for the recipient to fill, put in a gift certificate for them to make a new memory or  fill it with old photos. 

Make a Memory Card for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Add loving touches and special moments to the memory card
The Memory Card
If a memory box is overwhelming make a simple memory card ! Or make both and give them together.
The Memory Card and Frame Directions: 
.      As the base get some nice paper at the craft or art store.  Here we used a parchment for an old world feel.
.      As an alternate make your own paper from recycled papers.  Use one of the paper making recipes found on
.      Adorn it much the same as the box.  using buttons, beads, ribbons, doilies, photos, cards, recipes, whatever conveys your message.  This one was for a fiftieth wedding anniversary.  We used photocopies of old valentines, old photos, yarn and more.
.      Ideas and Other Options
      Use ideas listed under memory box for a tailor made card
      You can frame it for an added touch
      Insert a ticket to a special event 
      Give it with a memory box

Make a Memory Frame for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Frame a special memory card.
Make memories that will hold someone in your heart forever.
For more ideas for memorial celebrations , gifts, moments and sayings check out our memorial pinterest page 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pot Gardening Even You Can Do

Ever Wonder How To Grow In Containers?

Not everyone has space or a place for a garden. But we all have a place we can put a pot or two or even three, indoors or outdoors.

Not everyone has space or a place for a garden. But we all have a place we can put a pot or two or even three, indoors or outdoors.

So, if you would love to have your favorite fresh fruits, herbs or vegetables at your fingertips, you can with a pot garden of your very own. You can grow everything from Cauliflower to Lemons to Herbs.

What can you grow in pots?

Veggies: There are over 2 dozen! They include:
Lettuce , carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, peas, radishes, green beans and more.
Fruits: There are loads:
Lemons, pineapples, cherries, watermelon, strawberries, figs, peaches, cumquats, and more
Herbs: Just about any herb can be grown in a container...some grow better than others, just like fruits and vegetables.  

We made you a board full of the best Container Garden tips and tricks for wherever you live! So, if you are already tasting fresh crops...learn how!

If you want to learn how regrow vegetables and herbs from scraps, such as celery, carrots or about a garbage garden.

If you are looking for ideas for containers from upcycled materials we have that covered.

Want to know what grows best with what?  Here's your answer.