Renew | Reuse | Create
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou
Welcome to endless possibilities.
This is the place where anything goes when it comes to creativity, inventive passion, and fulfilling the need to better the Earth – and ourselves. When we create, we open the door to a whole new world where we have the ability to mold, shape, and color ordinary things into extraordinary works of art. It’s the place where we can release frustrations, build a sense of pride…and inspire others.
Who says you can’t add a little inspiration?
Sometimes a little “sign” can toss in some extra motivation, just when (and where) you may need it! It doesn’t have to take up a lot of room! It doesn’t have to be perfect! It can have random stuff that just looks…cool.
Get creative and add some pizzazz to ordinary! Make something that makes you smile every time you look at it – even if you’re about to go dig up that dead plant you’ve been putting off for months. (Yes…we know…)
Get it done and love your accomplishment!
Make cool NEW paper out of old paper.
If you have a collection of old newspapers, snag a few before they head to the recycle bin (Yes…we promote recycling, too!)
You can make some pretty amazing papers! Your recycled creation can used for homemade journal books (see photo), mats for picture frames, and other craft projects. And it’s super cool because you made it!
Check out the how-to video on YouTube! (Kim had help!)
Dimension makes it interesting!
Adding random things to “texturize” your canvas can really pump up the effect! Experiment with coffee grounds, seed beads, branches, grout, gravel…or whatever else you can find.
Don’t rule out “random”! When recycling the paper from a bunch of spiral bound documents, the plastic cover and binding were not recyclable. The easiest way to get it apart was to cut down the bindery with scissors, resulting in a bunch of black rings! This is when you think, “There has to be something I can do with those.” They got glued to a canvas and became abstract bubbles!
You can make anything awesome with tile.
Sometimes, varnished or painted surfaces can be unruly. Or even worse…you can see every ring from every cup that was ever put on it! Never pretty. That’s when you need to bring out the big guns…and tile that thing! It’s like adding a coat of armor. No more coasters.
As long as you can plan for the edges of the piece you’re working on (oval or odd shapes can be especially difficult), you can tile with anything – glass pieces, gravel, pennies…or actual tiles (glue it down and grout it)! Get creative and make your own masterpiece.
Helping the landfill . . . one piece at a time.
Landfills are filling up fast. Every year, the amount of waste dumped increases. What happens when we run out of space?
A few tools and a little skill can make miracles.
You don’t have to be a general contractor to get things done. You just need a little know-how and love for getting your hands dirty.
Almost anything can be your unique canvas.
You can either buy a new canvas, recycle an old canvas, or turn something into a canvas! The possibilities are endless.
A little texture and color can create everything.
If you love color, you’re already ahead of the game! Add a little texture and meaningful finds, and you can create a forever keepsake.