Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Come Get crafty at SpaceCraft

Come celebrate the beginning of May with RePlayGround at our new event location at SpaceCraft, an awesome craft boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We'll be making bottle cap lockets, necklaces, earings, and more - transforming your trash into timeless treasures, cradling your memories and favorites. Pictures, magazine cut outs, beads, buttons - bring along any small treasure you want to showcase. We'll bring all sorts of jewelry supplies, glitter, sealant, beads, and more!

What: Bottle Cap treasures from RePlayGround, only $15 for an awesome afternoon of crafts!
When: Saturday, May 1st
Where: SpaceCraft, 355 Bedford Ave Brooklyn NY
Why: Because your inner trashy crafter is just begging to be let free

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Green Up for Earth Day!

There's no better time to get your green on than on Earth Day!

If you're in NYC, please join us Earth Day night at TerraCycle's Green Up Shop for an enormous Earth Day celebration. The shop is at 625 8th Ave. at 41st Street.

Then, this weekend you can get your green on at EarthFair in Grand Central Station. Hours are Friday, April 23 from 12PM to 7PM & Saturday, April 24 from 11AM to 5PM. We'll be helping you along with some crafty, upcycled projects.

Not in the NYC area? Check out any one of our DIY projects and do yourself up a good, green project or two.

Happy happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RePlayGround on CNN!

David Allbritton from CNN joined us for a super-sweet upcycling party at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. One thing's for sure - we had fun with garbage! You can watch it yourself.

And when you're ready for us to put on your next big DIY party, give us a shout. Happy almost Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DIY Scraptacular! This Thursday!

Would you like to learn how to make this fabulous no-sew Capri Sun tote or any number of other upcycled goodies - for free? Join us at the Green Up Shop tomorrow night!
This Thursday night, April 8th, RePlayGround and friends are hosting a DIY Scraptacular where we'll supply materials, know-how AND free refreshments from the likes of Brooklyn Brewery, Capri Sun, 360 Vodka, and Snow Soda. We are teaming up with friends from Etsy, Garbage of Eden, and Generation T to bring you an assortment of ideas and projects. You are encouraged to bring your own ideas and supplies for upcycled fun, but you're also free to walk in empty-handed and check out the projects we're bringing to the table.
The event starts at 7pm when the store closes - feel free to mosey in a little earlier and check out the huge assortment of eco-friendly products for sale at the shop.

RePlayGround and Friends DIY Scraptacular!

Thursday, April 8th, 7-9 pm
Where: Terracycle's Green Up Shop, 641 8th Avenue at 41st Street, NYC
Cost: FREE!
RSVP: To ensure a place at the workshop, please RSVP ahead of time through the Green Up Shop website.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CoCreate at the IDSA next Friday!

If you're in the design world and near the Northeastern part of the US, make the IDSA Northeast Conference next Friday, April 16th a sure thing. Myself, along with design gurus Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat and Linda Tischler of Fast Company, will be speaking on the Design Experts panel.

The entire day is jam-packed with a great line-up. Love the fact they're beginning the day with the "Design greener products right - from the start". No better way to start.

They Did-It-Themselves!

2 lovely readers attempted, completed, and shared their DIY t-shirt to bean bag chair projects. They're so great that I'm sharing them with you.

This first one is from reader Kyle who said it was his first time using a sewing machine!

In this next one Sarah upcycled old stuffed animals and reused as stuffing. What a great use for them! Thrift stores often turn down stuffed animals due to allergens that can collect inside, so it's always great to find a solution for items not easily recycled.

These are a T-riffic way to show how fun and easy these DIY projects can be! Try-it-yourself!