Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Green Challenge

In accordance with our friends @ Reduce Footprints we will be having a Wednesday Challenge in which you are to incorporate into your week until the next Wednesday challenge. With as many as 200 blog readers and bloggers we can reach large volumes of people whom if all take part in the challenge could make a large impact, whether its a project on water conservation or carbon offsetting, we can make a difference.

This week our goal is to make a craft by reusing/refurbishing materials that would otherwise be wasted.

Today I made drinking cups & tea light candle holders out of old wine and beer bottles. If you can't think of anything creative or fun and want a little help check out Martha Stewart's amazing craft ideas.

Here is one of her Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home:

Cork Trivet-

They don't just keep your wine from spilling and spoiling; corks can also protect your tables and countertops from hot pots and pans.

1. For a medium-sized trivet, collect at least 50 uniformly sized corks.
Stand them upright and arrange them into a tight circle.
Surround corks with an 8- to 10-inch metal hose clamp (sold in the plumbing section of the hardware store).
4. Tighten the clamp to bind the corks together and then trim the excess clamp with metal clippers.

Cost: about $3

Check out more @ her website for Whole Living.

Good Luck!


  1. I love this post ... what a great idea for corks. And I hope that you'll be posting pictures of your cups and tea lights made out of recycled, cut bottles.

    Just finished reading your post on plastic in the ocean ... excellent article.

    I'm following you and I'm going to add you to my "green" blog roll. Be sure to stop by tomorrow ... you're definitely in our "Honor Society".

    Take Care!

    Small Footprints

  2. Great ideas for other green bloggers. I visit Small Footprints too.


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