Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ReMake the holidays at NYSci!

Hi friends! If any of you are going to be in the NY area between Christmas and New Years, then a visit to the NY Hall of Science is a must!

We'll be there from noon to 4 on December 28, 29, and 30th helping them ReMake the holidays!

On December 28th we'll help you set your new year to the perfect tune by helping you create a recycled rockband. We'll provide the tissue box, some rubber bands and you reply a little bit of crafty power!

Then, on December 29, we'll help you frame your holiday with a picture perfect project made from scrap paper.

And we'll finish up on December 30th helping you create your very own soda tab bracelet. If you can't make it to the NYSci over the holidays, we created a video together to show you how to ReMake It on your own.

Happy holiday ReMaking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Create your own minty fresh ornament!

Hi friends! Looking for a fresh idea for your holiday tree? Look no further than that toothpaste tube in your bathroom. Tomorrow I'll be showing you how to transform that tube into a one-of-a-kind holiday ornament.

You can join the Google+ event or tune in to the livestream on YouTube. And if you just can't wait until the Google Hangout session, you can always view the step-by-step PDF from TerraCycle's website.

Happy holiday upcycling!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wine cork coasters! New for the holidays!

Hi there RePlay readers - I'm excited to announce that we have a new wine cork ReMake It kit in the house! Based on the overwhelming success of the wine cork trivet, we put the same twist on recycling and created this new coaster set. Each coaster requires 5 wine corks that you collect and add yourself. Plus these are perfectly paired with 2 in each pack. Each piece also works great as a mini trivet.

Pick up a set at your favorite local eco-store, or online at KarmaKiss.com. It makes the perfect Christmas party memento or stocking stuffer. Happy holiday upcycling!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mosaic everything!

I was exploring the Magic Gardens with some friends in Philadelphia this weekend and when I left I had this amazing urge to mosaic everything in sight! The artist, Isaiah Zagar, is a true inspiration, maker, and artist.

I feel like I already have a pretty open mind when it comes to transforming found objects, but Isaiah opened it even further... and filled with glass bottles, toy animals, ceramic remnants, bicycle wheels, and just about anything else that others might consider scrap, but is actually wonderful in its new life.