Monday, April 29, 2019

Reuse before you #Recycle Hacks

Spring is another time when many folks hit the Reset button. There's the rebirth of green stuff (no, not money), nature brings new life and animal babies (so cute!), and Lent gives some people the opportunity to give up a vice. It's kind of like New Year's 2.0.

I know there's a great debate about going green, which I will stay out of, but I love finding cool, crafty ways to save money and create stuff. And if it helps save a little of the planet, all the better! This "Blossom" video caught my attention:

Now, I'm here to tell you about a few fails, but also a fun win in my own video...

First, the fails...

So far, the bread fell apart when I tried to clean with it, but I was probably doing it wrong...

The grapefruit cleaning idea is probably better if you use a grapefruit, but I don't like grapefruit, so I used an orange. It worked better than expected, but also fell apart...

The win! Avocados really do make pink. Not as bright as the above, unless you use a ton more avocados and maybe a better process, but... check out how my shirt turned out!

Trying new things is a fun adventure. And getting the most out of items before throwing them away is a win-win!


  1. Wow! I am amazed at the avocado trick! I actually like that shade of pink it turned.
    Im not all into the “green” phase but I like to use “natural” alternatives if they are convenient and work well but thats only because I think its better for you and creates more DIY! Haha.
    Great post and video!

  2. I'll have to try the avocado tie dye with my niece. I think she'd love it.

  3. I never knew that about avocado. I did use tea to treat my shower curtain. I needed an off white one and could only find white, so I soaked it in tea. It worked!

  4. I didn't know avocados could do that. Summer project for the kids!

  5. Interesting experiments. I like the way to revive roses in particular. Making candles is good too.


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