Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIY Boo-Boo Bins

Need a handy way to cart around first aid supplies?
Then you need to make yourself a Boo-Boo Bin!
Easily fits in your purse, the glove box or a backpack.
To transform your tin into a Boo-Boo Bin,
you'll need:
1 empty Altoids tin
Different colored paints
 (the girls used nailpolish this time)
Sharpie markers

First aid supply suggestions:
assorted bandages
butterfly bandages
alcohol wipes
antibiotic ointment
eye drops
yummy candy :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

DIY Facial Toner

Here in our house, we try to lesson the amount of toxins and chemicals we put on our bodies. With a multitude of skin types, we've found this recipe works best on all of us!
Toner Ingredients:
Witch Hazel
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tangerine Essential Oil 
1 repurposed small container
(think shampoo bottles from hotels,
 prescription bottles, make-up jars)

1.  Fill bottle 3/4 full with witch hazel.
2.  Add 10 drops of tea tree oil.
3. Add 4 drops tangerine oil.
4. Cap bottle and shake well.
5. Store in refrigerator.
6. Shake well before each use.

**To stay earth friendly, use an old t-shirt and cut
 into 2 inch squares to apply the toner to your face!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

This one's an easy project!
You'll need:
toilet paper roll
peanut butter
hole punch

1.  Punch 2 holes opposite each other at the top of the roll.
2. Spread peanut butter all over outside of tube.
3. Roll in birdseed.
4. String yarn through holes.
5. Hang outside near other branches,
so the birds have somewhere to perch. :)

Here are some more creative ideas for toilet paper rolls!
(photos belong to their respective websites)
(click on the underlined ideas above to
get instructions for the other crafts pictured!)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ice Play!

Even in the winter we can continue to help keep our beaches clean.
On a recent expedition to the vet (sans dogs), we decided to stop at a park we've not yet been.  We trooped down to the beach and on the pier and discovered an ice palace. We were also pleasantly surprised to find very little garbage on the beach after such a windy week!