Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Win a free book! Show some green COLOUR!

In the spirit of Earth Week, the fabulously colorful website, COLOURlovers, is sharing some green. They’re giving away 3 copies of the ReMake It book. You have until tomorrow (Thursday, April 28) to sign up. And win! They'll tell you how in the post.

Plus, the post shows you how to ReMake the fun, fabric flower pin. Show the Earth you care. ReMake some colorful fabric scraps and pin them on.

Happy ReMaking!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thanks for a great Earth Day!

This Earth week was jam packed with eco-crafty fun! Thank you to all who made it out this year to celebrate and remake some trashy projects with RePlayGround. Whether you visited us at Etsy Labs, the Sustainable NYC party, the Ecover cocktail party, or E Day in Grand Central Terminal, we want to say thank you for making our week extra green!

We're super inspired by all the creative, crafty people we met this week. To see pictures of all our new friends and their trashy creations, check out our flickr photostream.

If you're in the NYC area and missed out on Earth week, don't worry! We'll be at a few more book signing events this coming month, so drop on by! You can get your hands on our new book ReMake It! Recycling Projects from the Stuff You Usually Scrap and make a craft project to take home with you. Check our event calendar for more event updates.

432 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY
April 30, 2011 2-4PM

686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn NY
May 28, 2011 11-1PM

Earth Day may have come and gone, but we'll keep ReMaking It!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with free projects!

Happy Earth Day everyone!!

We've had a great Earth Week with loads of events. If you're in the NYC area, there are a few events to go!

We love celebrating Earth Week by ReMaking things. This year we have an extra reason to celebrate - our new book, ReMake It! is now on store shelves.

If you don't own the book just yet, but are itching to ReMake something today, then download some of the bonus projects over at Sterling Publishing's ReMake It site.

It includes projects like this umbrella turned rain hat, a tissue box soccer game, button down shirt purse, and lots more.

ReMake your Earth Day great!

Friday, April 15, 2011

ReMake this Earth Week great!

Thanks to all the eco-crafty kids and adults who dropped in at the Powerhouse Arena last weekend for our book signing event! We had a blast upcycling cereal boxes into wallets and talkin' trash.

We're super excited to host Etsy Labs this coming Monday (4/18/2011)! We'll be making soda tab bracelets and belts, so pop in and make your own to take with you!

Where: 55 Washington Street, Suite 712 (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
When: Monday, April 18th
Demos will be held at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15PM
RSVP here (space is limited!)
Webcast: For those of you who can't make it in person, check out the live demo via livestream at 3:30PM E.T. on the Etsy Community Page.

More Earth Month events with RePlayGround:

Drop in at Sustainable NYC and grab a copy of our new book ReMake It! and free beer from the Brooklyn Brewery! We'll be remaking the bottle caps into upcycled lockets and keychains!

When: Thursday April 21, 2011, 6-9PM
Where: 139 Avenue A (btwn 8th and 9th Streets)

And of course, we'll be celebrating Earth Day at the biggest eco-party in all of New York: Earth Day NY!

When: Friday, April 22, 2011, 11-7PM, Saturday April 23 11-5PM
Where: Grand Central Terminal

We'll also be making an appearance at Green in BKLYN. Get your own signed copy of our new ReMake It! book and make a crafty project to take with you!

Where: April 30, 2-4PM
When: 432 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY

We'll see you soon for some trash-tastic fun!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Upcraft! Candy wrapper barrettes

Craftzine just shared our project for these super sweet barrettes on their website. They're made from candy wrappers. Just in time to upcycle all of those sweet Easter treats! They'll tell you the step-by-step. Then head over to TerraCycle to upcycle the rest of those candy wrappers.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RePlayGround at the PowerHouse Arena!

This Sunday (April 10, 2011, 3-4PM) RePlayGround will be at the PowerHouse Arena for a fabulous book signing, eco-craft making event! If you're in the NYC area, be sure to stop by and get your signed copy of ReMake It! Recycling Projects from the Stuff You Usually Scrap. You can also make your very own cereal box wallet to take home with you. You will certainly impress all your friends with your eco-crafty abilities!

Don't forget to RSVP on the facebook page.

37 Main Street, Brooklyn New York

See you there!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Laurie Anderson's Recycled Sound

Last week we explored inventive ways to upcycle old VHS tapes (see blog entry 2nd Take on the VHS Tape). Musician Laurie Anderson has her own spin on reusing tape to create new sound. She created a violin bow strung with magnetic audio tape instead of horse hair. By drawing the bow across the violin strings, she can play the sound captured on the section of tape backwards and forwards.

Laurie Anderson repurposed a section of tape to say a phrase in dutch when drawn forwards across the strings. By pulling the bow back, the phrase is played backwards, sounding out a phrase in english. What an inventive way to repurpose not only an old audio tape, but also sound itself! To see more of Laurie Anderson's musical inventions, take a look at her website: