Once a day, I treat myself to a 20 oz. bottled soda from the convenience store. Bad habit. My darling daughters go through no telling how many bottles of water a week cause bottles are so easily transportable, and I’ve forbidden them to overindulge in sodas. At the very least, we go through 15 bottles a week—and, more likely, the count exceeds 20-30.
For years now, I’ve been reading about plastic bottles in landfills, and, of course, feeling guilt—especially as Earth Day approaches. Plastic bottles (and plastic bags) last forever. What’s an earth-conscious crafter to do to help ease the eco-burden?
Check out Green Bling by Heidi Borchers! This way cool book from Leisure Arts will show you how to turn plastic bottles into bangles and baubles that can be worn over and over again. You’ll not only be recycling plastic, you’ll be inspired to upgrade your outfits with bracelets and necklaces in a whole new style.
Look at some of my favorite designs from Green Bling—
Yarn-wrapped Bracelet with Hearts
Black & Gold Necklace
Gold & Black Heart Necklace
Faux Metal Belt
Can you believe these unique designs were made with plastic bottles?
With 23 projects, I pretty sure Green Bling will go a long way toward soothing my eco-qualms while revamping my accessories. And I’ll get to play with beads, wire, charms, buttons, string, yarn, spray paint for plastic, and more. What a fun and guilt-free way to be creative while keeping the landfills lean.