Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm dreaming of a greener Christmas

Yesterday I made another eco-friendly garland. This one is made out of soda tabs and vhs tape. You can also see how this would make a nice necklace, bracelet, or belt.

Here is a little tree that I made using fun fur yarn, glue, and a foam cone. You could also use a cardboard cone or make your own cardboard cone. This also works with scrap fabric, garland, buttons, etc.

If you remember a while back I had collected some pine cones. Well today I used some of them to make this wreath. I used a pressed wood wreath frame for this and a hot glue gun. I first attached a twist tie to the back for easy hanging. Then I glued on the pine cones. I glued the dried leaves (found at my door step) in between the pine cones. I then sprinkled some copper glitter on the wreath. There was still some sticky sap on the pine cones, so I did not need to use any glue for the glitter.

This wreath I started in April. It has 2 different types of bottle caps glued on it. The big ones have inspirational quotes written in them. Today I wrapped a fake flower garland around it.

I'm getting ready to tape 2 of my tv shows tonight. The first one is about recycling in my town. Four members of my town's recycling comity will be my guests. Also the prize winners for the K-4th grade recycling poster and essay contest will come on to accept their prizes (my juice pouch items). There will also be an audience who can ask questions. There will be a door prize given at the end - one of my juice pouch purses.

The second show taped tonight will be about having a greener holiday. I did a dry run through of it today. I have enough stuff to fill up 2 episodes. So the most important stuff comes first. Wish me luck.


  1. That garland is great! This year my brother, sister & I plan on making things to give as gifts this year. I think I'll have to check out your holiday show!

  2. I just finished taping it. I probably could fill 2 shows with everything that I brought with me. I'll be slowly working on a blog post with lots of links on having a greener holiday.

    One year my mom and I took out the felt and random craft scraps and made several ornaments. Those are some of my favorite ornaments. Home made gifts are the best. I can't wait to see what you make.

  3. Ohhh... I want to make that garland! That's beautiful! Is one of your videos going to show how to make it? Which one?

  4. Not yet, but I can do a mini video on my lap top and post it to you tube.

  5. Cool, thanks. And I just subscribed to your youtube so I can (remember to) watch your videos. :)

  6. I just posted the video on you tube today.