Holly, Jolly Eco Holiday!! Fun Holiday Diy !!



Ok I feel like I haven't been posting as much lately, I am going to get back into the groove of things though I have just been super busy lately with orders, which is fine with me:)
 I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I love a Holiday that you get to take off work to over eat! Since it is officially after Thanksgiving it is time to immediately go into the Christmas way of thinking, I love it everyone I know put up a Christmas tree today, I think we are more excited about Christmas , it is like Thanksgiving on steroids, because we get more time off the same big dinner and we get gifts!! So lets get  into to the Christmas spirit by kicking it off with so fun eco-holiday Diy!!

  Here is my list, I'm not checking it twice:) I know I am a dork!

cork planters1.I always seem to list terrariums, I know I just love them and the are so easy to make, but I am pretty sure you get the point ....I LOVE TERRARIUMS! So I have graduated to this, Cork planters. These cute little cork planters would make the best little inexpensive gift, you could make like 20 in no time and have your whole family and friends covered and I am pretty sure they will love them!
You can follow a really cool tutorial here for it















2. This is great for all the women in your life(maybe men) But sugar/salt scrubs are perfect and so easy to make, they hardest part is finding what you will put them in. I like mason jars they are classy yet rustic. Here is a simple sugar/salt scrub recipe
Simple Sugar/Salt scrub
Brown sugar/sea salt
honey
sapphire oil
Vitamin E oil
** you can add your own essential oils to make them smell yummy


3.Buttons to wreaths, I have..If you have buttons like my mother does this wreath would make the perfect holiday gift for someone!
Crafts With Buttons

4.Burlap Roses
Here is a way to give flowers that will last all year, and fit any decor!
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5. Have a little gift and make your own little envelope using up-cycled scrap paper for it... Tutorial here

6.Diy up-cycled Holiday cards---For a personal touch most people will adore a handmade card well over a store bought one. Honestly do we really even care that much about the card? I dunno, I get them and just don,t feel the warm fuzzies when someone picked one out of a sea of pre-made Hallamark cards...Handmade is the way to get through and showcase your skills!
 1. You can make you own paper from up-cycled paper: Tutorial
 **homemade paper is the best it has great texture and you will have people amazed at your paper making skills!  here is somemore great tutorials for handmade cards that will knock there socks off!! http://blog.practicallygreen.com/2011/12/how-to-make-a-handmade-card-and-why-it-matters/                                                                             

7.Pringles can Makeover!! So this inspired me, to share something that I had done once. You can
decorate the pringles can and dip the pringles in yummy bakers chocolate to make a sweet gift! Trust me cant go wrong with salty sweet!

More Christmas Gift Ideas!



Whoo-Hoo..If you do all those projects you should have plenty of holiday cheer, to hand out this year!!
I hope you enjoyed I will talk to you all soon!


Why shopping handmade effects you and our Economy

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well this Holiday season. It is always an exciting time of year, decorating and planning for the holidays. I know that one of the biggest past times for this season  is exchanging gifts. As we go out this year and cross off another item from our Christmas gift list I want to talk about something that is really important to me and once I am done, you will see how it is important to you as well.
 It is Christmas and giving is the goal and love and peace on earth is what is on everyone's mind as we near December 25th. We gather and exchange gifts to show we care and love on another, we eat wonderful food together and talk about how the year has treated us and all the ups and downs seem to come to a close and hope is on its way close in on new year.  I love how this season brings people together and softens the hearts of even the coldest person, But then again  maybe not.There are those who have for decades used this time of year against us, the consumer and have made unbelievable amounts of money. Now, you are probably wondering what the big deal is, we know Wal-mart makes tons of money..

Here is the big deal..
If anyone knows how money is made and dealt with in America they know that the government does not own our money or control it. But I am I not going in to that I would rather you all research yourself and find out on your own. So, who own our money?
  • The Federal reserve 
  • The banks
  • Mega corps
They own it and control it and can get as much as they want of it.
So when we buy from huge mega companies our money does not go back into our pockets it does not go back into our Economy it does not help us at all! It goes back to the people that already have a magnitude of money. Also when we buy from them we are making are all mighty dollar less and less valuable. Why? because they stick it in there banks and that creates more money because the banks use that money to make more loans for more rich people.. for every deposit made into our banks 9 loans can be made and loaned out to others..this causes there to more and more money in circulation and causes our money to worth less and less..
There is more.....
So what happens when our money is worth less and less...Prices go up and up! When prices go up....who pays?
WE DO!
Do you think that the Mega-corps care whether things are expensive, most of them have so much money you wouldn't catch them at a Wal-mart if there life depended on it. We pay for rising prices and we pay with the money that we work our asses off for. We pay for them to do what they want as we struggle to make ends meet.

So why should we shop handmade?
Instead of putting the money back into the hands of the people who have destroyed our economy we can put it back into the hands of those who will use it to boost our economy to help us in-turn it helps everyone! When you buy handmade you help create work and jobs for those just like you and me instead of letting the rich get richer you help local communities and small business who in-turn buy from other local businesses and other small businesses. Wal-mart does not buy from these places they buy from China, so not only does it not help us boost our economy we get to pay top dollar for a crappy product, that is designed to only last less than a few years and loses its value as soon as its placed on the shelves.

So lets recap...
Buying from Mega-corps makes us the American citizens work harder and spend more for a cheaper product that kills our economy and in-turn makes the price of the crappy product go up higher and higher and make you spend more and more..


Make a pledge..
This is your choice and everything that I have told you is 100% true and if you don't believe then you can look it up yourself, you will astonished by the way we are treated in our country!
This year I am starting a pledge to shop and buy handmade and local!  You can make a choice to change our economy and our lives by doing this! I encourage you to share this with everyone you know..It's time to step up and make a change in this country  by simply choosing this!


Please make the pledge...
Share with everyone!!


I have started a Pinterest  board that is called Handmade holiday and if you follow it I will add you to pin your own handmade favorites. You can also share this with others to so they to can buy and shop handmade and see all the amazing products and people that are involved!

Click here to go to the board and follow and I will add you to start pinning!!

I also have included this badge you can put on your Facebook, blog and twitter it everywhere and where it proud lets make a change today!!!
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Handmade Holiday Gifts--Leave the work to me!!

 Are you ready to sit back and enjoy the holidays? I know that it can be a hassle to think about the list of people you need to get gifts for, why not leave the work to me and you can relax and get all thanks!
  I am offering a gift set via my store on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubbishLove
  That includes:
-2 handmade customized signs
-gift wrapped separately(or together)
-personalized gift tags with message

All this shipped to your door for 25$!
That is right you can get to handmade holiday gifts ready to put under your tree sent to your door step!
Need more signs...No problem I can accomadate any sign order and will give reduced rate the more you
order....I am just trying to make the holidays a little less stressful




Product Review: Kismet Love Collection





 The other day I received in the mail the most charming little bracelets from the Kismet Love Collection.
Shelly, a fellow Etsian, is the designer of this delightful little accessories and has a beautiful store on the Etsy site. She creates and designs these simple yet elegant little colorful bracelets and has a wonderful purpose to why she has embarked on this journey, on her about page.   Her Mission is clear and that is live and love and that is what has inspired her to create!
 I received 6 of the bracelet: 
1.Make a Wish "Dainty Grey Bracelet with Love charm"
2.Make a Wish "Dainty Blue Bracelet with Bronze Heart"

3.Make a Wish "Red Dainty Bracelet with LOVE charm"
4.Make a Wish "Dainty Bow Bracelet"
5. Baby Blue Macrame Bracelet with Silver Bar
6. purple Ombre Beaded Macrame Bracelet
I will say that I love them all I had a hard time chooseing which ones I wanted, and once I received them they where even more lovely in person. These little bracelets would make great holiday gifts and with prices from $2-7 dollars you can afford to get yourself one to!
If you want more information about the kismet love collection stop by her store!
I also posted some photos below so you can see them, I love them I wear them everyday!


I hope you enjoy!! Talk to everyone soon! <3 Shana

Signs for the Holidays!

Do you need a unique gift Idea for the Holidays? Well I have a great one that is sure to please everyone! Handmade, custom made signs!I custom make signs for any occasion and they make the perfect gift for someone because:
1. They are totally Custom!
  Does someone you know have a favorite quote, saying or word? Children are especially fond of them to hand in there room. Picking someones favorite colors and words that express who they are make for really special gift!
2. These are Handmade, no two are a like and are made special to order!
3. Up-cycled wood is used so these are Eco-friendly and have so much character because currently the boards im using are 100 years old!
4.Because they are Eco-Friendly they are inexpensive!!





Contact me if you are interested!!

Vintage Monet necklace?

Well this isn't a Diy but I had to talk about this beautiful necklace I have for sale...Well I am not going to say where I got it but I absolutley love it and I am actually having a hard time parting with it, but for the mean time if I do I can make room for more interesting items, you see I can collect all day but  my space becomes very limited very fast, so I do have to part with most of my loves! This piece I currently dont know much about and would actully like to know more.....It is a monet goldtone necklace with layered chains.....




I have this listed on my Etsy store, but if anyone can give me more info about it that would be awesome!!
Thanks everyone have a great day!!

31 Diy turorials!

1. Make a Sharpie Mug

Make a Sharpie Mug

2. Turn a T-Shirt into a Work-Out Tank

Turn a T-Shirt into a Work-Out Tank

3. Ombre Nails with a Sponge

Click here for the full tutorial.

4. Use Bookends as Floating Bookshelves

Use Bookends as Floating Bookshelves
Source: pinterest.com

5. Transfer a Photo onto a Slab of Wood

Source: readymade.com

6. Make a Heart-Shaped Ring Out of Wire

Make a Heart-Shaped Ring Out of Wire
Source: ispydiy.com

7. Nail Polish Key Covers

Nail Polish Key Covers
So you can easily tell your keys apart.
Source: abubblylife.com

8. Make a Travel Flat Iron Holder Out of a Pot Holder

Make a Travel Flat Iron Holder Out of a Pot Holder

9. Make Your Own Spray Paint

Make Your Own Spray Paint
You can make your own small batch spray paint: mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part water in a spray bottle.

10. Build a Bookshelf With Two Ladders and Planks of Wood

Build a Bookshelf With Two Ladders and Planks of Wood
Source: indulgy.com

11. Create a Couch From Wooden Pallets

Create a Couch From Wooden Pallets

12. Or Make a Bike Rack out of Those Wooden Pallets

Or Make a Bike Rack out of Those Wooden Pallets
Source: lowtechatmo

13. "Fireflies in a Jar" Night Lantern

"Fireflies in a Jar" Night Lantern

14. Ramekins, Coffee Beans and Tea Lights

Ramekins, Coffee Beans and Tea Lights
The warmth of the candles makes the coffee beans smell amazing.

15. Glitterize Anything With Mod Podge and Glitter

Glitterize Anything With Mod Podge and Glitter
Mix the Mod Podge with glitter and paint it on stuff.
(Glitter wine glass source: The Sasse Life)

16. Turn Clothes Hangers Into Shoe Hangers

Source: epbot.com

17. Screw Cheap Furniture Knobs Into Wood for a Necklace Holder

Click here for the full tutorial.

18. Use a Window Shutter as a Mail Holder

Use a Window Shutter as a Mail Holder

19. Stack PVC Pipe/Paint Cans as Shoe Storage

Stack PVC Pipe/Paint Cans as Shoe Storage
Source: pinterest.com

20. Cut Up an Old T-Shirt Into a Tie-Front Tank

Cut Up an Old T-Shirt Into a Tie-Front Tank

21. Make a Lamp Out of a Water Jug and a Headlamp

Make a Lamp Out of a Water Jug and a Headlamp

22. Wrap a Scarf to Make a Draped Skirt

Click here for the full tutorial.

23. Turn Inexpensive Frames Into Chalkboard Signs

Turn Inexpensive Frames Into Chalkboard Signs
Paint the frames, and then paint the glass with chalkboard paint.

24. Color Your Shoe Soles With Nail Polish

Click here for the full tutorial.

25. Make a Stool Using Old Magazines, Two Belts, and a Pillow

Make a Stool Using Old Magazines, Two Belts, and a Pillow

26. Letter Bottles With a Hot Glue Gun

Letter Bottles With a Hot Glue Gun
Source: imgfave.com

27. Sew Five Pillow Cases Together to Create a Body Pillow

Sew Five Pillow Cases Together to Create a Body Pillow
Source: pinterest.com

28. Make a Braclet with String and Hexagonal Nuts

Click here for a more detailed tutorial.
Source: honestlywtf.com

29. Glue Corks into a Picture Frame to Make a Bulletin Board

Glue Corks into a Picture Frame to Make a Bulletin Board

30. Fill a Mason Jar With Christmas Lights

Fill a Mason Jar With Christmas Lights
Source: pinterest.com

31. No-Sew Pillow Cover

This tutorial is taken from Organizeyourstuffnow.com, click here for the full tutorial.

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