Monday, June 6, 2011

Upcycling: plastic greenhouses

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I’ve been saving a couple of plastic trays – you know, the kind that come with store-bought breakfast rolls – the rolls are yummy, not like homemade yummy but still pretty good.  I saved the trays with an idea to make some greenhouses.



I recalled a post I had seen over at Michelle Made Me. Michele made some amazing Christmas Ornaments out of sheets of plastic. Michele is an upcycling extraordinaire.

Photo courtesy of Michele Made Me
Photo courtesy of Michele Made Me
Inspired by Michele’s miniature ornaments, I made some greenhouses large enough to cover the smallest size terra cotta pot.


The plastic cylinder is a parmesan cheese container (the kind you sprinkle not freshly grate onto your pasta).
The rectangular greenhouse is made out of a leftover plastic box top.


The greenhouse roofs are made from the breakfast roll trays.


Store bought breakfast rolls and parmesan cheese – a lot of calories went into making these greenhouses.


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Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebrations: red bandana party favors

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To wrap up a week of Red Bandana BBQ ideas, send your guests home with doggie bags and party favors.

I always tend to make too much food and love sending friends home with some of the goodies. Having Doggie Bags ready to go makes it easier to pack up food.

These are made out of large oversized lunch bags and a medium size Gladware food storage container fits perfectly inside the bag.

Party favors are fun to make and take. Keep the theme going to the very end with these little bandana hobo bags filled with mints or other candy.

To make these hobo bags, cut out a small square of red bandana fabric and fill with your goodies. Tie the square onto a stick or twig.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the week of Red Bandana BBQ ideas. And remember, if you don’t have time to make items like these for your get together, just keep it simple. The best part of a get together is having a great time with friends.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Celebrations: red bandana bbq water bottles

Here’s another nice touch for your summer barbeque - bottle wrappers.

Bottle wrappers are so easy to make and add a nice touch covering up the brand name. Personalize them with a message for a special occasion or leave them blank so guests can write their name on the wrapper (less misplaced drink bottles).


It’s fun to carry a theme throughout your party – from the invitations to all the table d├ęcor.

Check back tomorrow for the final day of the summer barbeque for some ideas that guests can take home with them.



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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Celebrations: red bandana bbq table

If you saw my post on Monday and Tuesday, then you know it’s a summer barbeque theme here on homework this week.

Once the grill is going, set out your side dishes and let guests know what goodies you’ve cooked up with these cute clothes pin food markers.

Simply cut a strip of red bandana and glue onto a clothes pin. Once the glue is dry trim the fabric along the edge of the clothes pin. Print out small signs and clip them into the clothes pin.


Wrap up utensils in a napkin and tie together with another piece of red bandana. Or, as a really cute alternative, buy extra bandanas to use as napkins.



The table is starting to come together with the grill sticks, corn on the cob sticks, food markers and napkins.



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