Friday, August 21, 2009

Earth-Friendly Friday

Sometimes the answers to reusing are right around your own house. A single teacup for instance. It can be turned into a watering cup for birds, when it's placed out in the yard. Or a bird feeder, if you fill it with seed.

We just need to think outside the box--um, cup, or whatever the object might be. My husband took one cup that was left out of a set and with the help of a little epoxy-WAHLAH-garden art!

I also use old broken pots in my yard to liven up my garden. Who's to say what's art? I guess in my yard at least, that person will be me ;)

So, do you have any clever RE-uses sitting around that you'd like to share? Please add them to the "comments" section and thanks!


MG Higgins said...

No re-uses that I can think of, but I love that garden teacup!

Lily said...

Lovely teacup! I love reusing. On my farm blog, blahwg!, I post often about some of my reuse ideas. As far as my garden art, I love adding the things that we find in the woods and creek. In the corner by the front porch, I have a stack of clay tiles (pipes) that my grands dug up in the creek.

I love scarfing up OPG (other people's garbage) to use in my projects. Not only is it good for the environment... it's fun!

Christina Farley said...

You are so creative in thinking of using a teacup for birds! I love it.

My boys love finding treasures (cast out garbarge of other people) for creating things or for making art. They insist that a bottle top is a treasure or a screw could be a paperclip is valuable.

I guess I reuse a lot of wrappings and strings for packages. I like to use paper bags for wrapping paper and really jazz them up.

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks Christina - Dad used to laugh and say I was so cheap I should have been a bird and so tight-I squeaked :) I like to think of it as creative ;)


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm totally going to do that! So cute!