Friday, October 17, 2008
There was an amazing response from last week's recycling/green tutorial on repurposing trash bags into useful items like totebags or throw rugs. So I thought I would focus on a couple more GREEN tutorials this week.
Autumn Bouquet made from Maple Leaves
I think it's close to the peak for the fall foliage season, so this craft is very timely. Doesn't this look amazing.
I've summarized the instructions below. Yes, there's a lot of steps, but they're really easy to follow and you won't even need the instructions after your 1st couple of roses. (Just remember to use leaves that are not too dry.)
Don't you think single or small groups of roses would look great incorporated into a fall wreath.
These lights are made from recycled cardboard cups. They can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! You can hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect.
They're made from egg cartons - which are made from recycled paper already! For the entire tutorial, visit Esprit Cabane.
How Many of Me?
I think this is absolutely fascinating. To find out how many people have your name, click here.
(I found out that there are only 94 people in the US with the same exact name as mine.)
Some suggestions based upon what other people are searching for:
Your name: The first suggestion is right in the site name. How many people have your name?
Relatives: Search through your family tree. Search the names of your parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else related to you.
Nicknames: Does your name not have many (or any) results? If you're using a shortened form of your name (like Will, or Bill), you may get fewer results than you expect. Try using your full name (such as William).
Baby Names: Is little Junior on the way and you want to make sure he (or she) isn't stuck with the same name as 5 other kids when he gets to preschool? Try the names out here, see how many results you get.
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When wedding vows go horribly wrong
I don't need to say anything. Just watch the video.
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