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10 Recycled xmas – Homemade Christmas 2010 Ornaments

November 29, 2010 por: Reutilizadme Categoría: Cardboard Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Crafts, Drink Cans Crafts, Paper crafts, Plastic bottle crafts, Reuse

10 recycled-homemade ornaments for Christmas 2010: Christmas Tree and typical ornaments (stars, snowman, balls, wreaths, angels, etc)

For Christmas 2010 I illustrate how to make 10 recycled-homemade christmas ornaments with recycled : plastic bottles,  cartons packaging, soda cans, plastic bags.

Recycled Christmas ornaments are not difficult to do and above all cheap. Decorating the house for Christmas is a beloved activity involved in the family, spends a fun and flowing imagination and creativity to decorate the Christmas tree or nativity scene, or simply to decorate a window of a business.
The decorators are true “reusers” materials when recycled ornate window-dressing for them, almost everything is used to create a Christmas atmosphere in a business.

The glitter or foil are traditional materials that give them that touch of Christmas to any decoration, but with a little imagination, we can simulate it with recycled materials that shine with light, such as: aluminum foil glued to a paper or the packaging of certain containers.

These are the 10 recycled Christmas ornaments that we propose.

  1. The first of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, is to make The Christmas Tree completely recycled soda bottles. Cutting the top of various plastic soft drink bottles in the way you see, and to decreasing heights a little size at each height. It’s simple, and can paint the color you want.
    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-01 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-01 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-02 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-02 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-03 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-03 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-04 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-04 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-05 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-06 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree with plastic bottles-06 - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen:  secomohacer.com

    To decorate the tree we can use cans of soft drinks.

    Christmas tree ornaments - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas tree ornaments - 01/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Here are some ideas viewed at: 19bis.com
    Or, if you want the silver inside the tetrapack packages (milk cartons), so you just have cut out two identical shapes and glue them together with the inside out.

  2. The second of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, is another proposal for a Christmas tree but this time made with soda cans, and a spectacular video of how to do it with cardboard.
    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-01 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-01 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-02 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-02 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-03 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-03 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-04 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Tree with drinks cans-04 - 02/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments


    Cardboard Christmas tree
    by RecycleNow on Vimeo.

    Seen: funnypics.com.ar

  3. The third of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, is a design Wreaths but this time done with plastic bags or if you prefer with natural pine cones.
    Wreaths with plastic bags-01 - 03/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Wreaths with plastic bags-01 - 03/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Wreaths with plastic bags-02 - 03/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Wreaths with plastic bags-02 - 03/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen: forofantasiasmiguel.com y buenobonitoybarato.com.es

  4. The fourth of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, Christmas Stars but this time made with paper and cardboard rolls.
  5. Christmas Stars with paper and cardboard rolls-1 - 04/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Stars with paper and cardboard rolls-1 - 04/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Stars with paper and cardboard rolls-2 - 04/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas Stars with paper and cardboard rolls-2 - 04/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen: buenobonitoybarato.com.es and woomanualidades.com

  6. The fifth of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, is a proposal to trim patchwork, another fun and entertaining way to reuse and recycle used clothing.
    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-01 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-01 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-02 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-02 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-03 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Patchwork Christmas ornaments-03 - 05/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen: pilarmorente.blogspot.com

  7. The sixth of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, Christmas balls but this time made with polystyrene and scraps.

    Seen: YouTube

  8. The seven of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, Christmas bells but this time made with scraps
  9. Christmas bells with scraps-1 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-1 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-2 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-2 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-3 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-3 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-4 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-4 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-5 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-5 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-6 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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    Christmas bells with scraps-7 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-7 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-8 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-8 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-9 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas bells with scraps-9 - 07/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

  10. The eighth of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, Christmas balls and bells but this time made with plastic cups
  11. Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-1 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-1 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-2 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-2 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-3 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas balls and bells with plastic cups-3 - 08/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen: guadalinfojun.blogspot.com and forofantasiasmiguel.com

  12. The ninth of the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, Snowman made with plastic cups for those who are fortunate enough to have a White Christmas
  13. Snowman made with plastic cups - 09/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Snowman made with plastic cups - 09/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    seen: forofantasiasmiguel.com

  14. The tenth dof the recycled-homemade Christmas ornaments we propose, ornaments for the Christmas tree but this time made with electronic or technological waste
  15. Christmas ornaments with electronic or technologic waste- 10/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Christmas ornaments with electronic or technologic waste- 10/10 Recycled-Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    Seen: evoluz.cl

We hope you have enjoyed this collection of techniques and examples for REUSE (which is not the same as recycling) for this Christmas.

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I recall that in solidarity Ecoforum can provide ideas, ask or donate materials, or obsolete products that don´t use or want to use. Care the environment!

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Water saving: the solutions of the future are in the past.

September 20, 2010 por: Reutilizadme Categoría: Save resources, saving water, Sustainability

Via. TreeHugger.

There really is very little new under the sun. While somebody likes to rave about high-tech drip irrigation (sometimes aided by wireless soil sensors and open-source garden monitoring systems), many cultures have been perfecting more efficient, labor saving irrigation systems for centuries. In fact, unglazed terracotta pots have been used for over 4000 years to create slow release watering systems. It’s a low-impact, affordable technique that might have some relevance for drought-stricken communities today.

Caly pot irrigation

Image credit: Permaculture Research Institute of Australia

Kevin Bayuk of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia has a great overview of the use of “olla” terracotta pots for irrigation. Thought to have originated in Northern Africa, and with evidence of similar systems in China that date as far back as 4000 years, the olla is undoubtedly an enduring idea. And like many of the best ideas, it is simple and easy to implement.

According to Bayuk, ollas take advantage of the microporous nature of unglazed terracotta pots. This means they do not simply allow water to seep out of them freely, but rather guide seepage from them in the direction where suction develops. Because plants wick moisture from the soil, their roots creates soil moisture tension that only pulls water from the pot when it is most needed. The result, says Bayuk, can be as much as 50-70% water savings, as well as decreased labor. Manufacturing ollas also offers an ideal opportunity for creating sustainable, local micro-businesses in rural areas.

Bayuk goes on to explain how ollas can be used in your average garden, and gives some tips for optimal performance. It’s important, for example, to ensure that the pot remains at least half-full, otherwise moisture flow can be impacted by a build up of salt residues. He also offers up some great videos on how ollas are made, including the example from Ingleton Pottery below, and gives a rundown of some of the research regarding optimal size, shape and materials for manufacturing olla irrigation pots.

It’s all good stuff. And not a wireless soil sensor in sight.

Saving water and therefore get reduce water consumption with this system is simple and requires no water filters, to act as natural water filter, not requires special water treatment for cleaning the filters, which in turn saves more water.

Follow water saving tips Bayuk and your garden will be much more sustainable.

Message to change the world by Severn Cullis-Suzuki

September 20, 2010 por: Reutilizadme Categoría: Environmental awareness, Sustainability

The message that stirred the world in 1992 when Severn Cullis-Suzuki, a Canadian girl of 13 years, went to the Environment and Development Summit, “The Earth Summit”, celebrated by the UN in Rio de Janeiro.

It’s been 18 years, we continue with closed eyes to destroy the planet.
Are we going to do anything else?.

We need more green children!!!

New online solidary reuse center in USA, Canada and other countries

June 14, 2010 por: Reutilizadme Categoría: reuse centers, reuse centres

Good news, for reuse practice.
reutilizadme.com, has released the english language version for North America, Canada, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

These solidary reuse forums must be an excellent comunication channel for the people who like the reuse to care the environment.

We hope to be well received in these countries. So we make a general appeal to the fans on Facebook and members of the forum, to make greatest, this international reuse site.

The spanish language internacional website, currently has more than 160 fans and over 115 members registered. Each day will more people joining the reuse.

ReuseForums Facebook page

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