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Design Ideas Made With Ice

Design Ideas Made With Ice

Decorating for parties, holidays and guests can be time consuming and an added expense. The following designs are simple to make and do not require a ton of supplies. They are also budget friendly and most can be made using things around the house, and the finished products add an extra welcoming touch. Ice Luminaries Ice Luminaries and hurricanes are super easy to make, and require only a freezable container to hold water and desired inserts. [paidcontent] This idea uses fragrant, fresh evergreen branches embedded in ice. Other items like citrus fruits, seasonal berries, flowers or pine cones can also be used…. read more

Green Christmas Decor

Green Christmas decor

Christmas decorations can have many negative environmental impacts. Producing decorations and their packaging uses non-renewable resources and creates pollution. In addition, shipping materials to factories and finished products to stores (and driving them home from stores) contributes to global warming. However, it is easy to switch to more eco-friendly Christmas décor by following the three environmental principles: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce There are a number of ways to reduce both the amount of material used in decorating and its environmental impacts. Use natural decorations, such as a bough cut from a tree, a bowl of pinecones, dried flowers, strings… read more

Green Halloween

Green Halloween

With the holiday season kicking off we find Hallow’s eve vastly approaching. For all ages, Halloween is a time of intrigue and fun, but the fun should be had responsibly. During a holiday filled with disposable clothes and candy wrappers this may seem unlikely to do. At least without leaving a trail of trash behind. Alas, with some consideration and a pinch of magic, it can be done. To start, be resourceful when decorating. Pumpkins can make charming decorations, especially if you carve intricate faces into them, but why end there? After festivities end, use your pumpkins for other purposes… read more