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5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD.  As I’ve worked here over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here wink). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas! Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for yourself on Pinterest there … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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Transforming Your Recyclables

You may not realize it, but there are many objects around us ready to be repurposed into something new. If you’re a regular frequenter of Pinterest, you’re probably familiar with the concept of upcycling. My favorite right now might just be creating a kid’s play kitchen out of an old TV stand. Or, how about those starburst mirrors made from paint stirrers? Our local hardware store gives those stirrers … Continue reading Transforming Your Recyclables

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

The first day of spring is right around the corner—it’s finally time to put away your winter clothes, get your POLYWOOD furniture out of storage, and, of course, CLEAN! Okay—I’m definitely looking forward to the first two over the last, but the tradition of spring cleaning is a necessity for some of us. It’s a little shocking when the sun finally comes out again to … Continue reading Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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DIY Flamingo Valentines

For me, Valentine’s Day hasn’t really been the same since elementary school–who doesn’t love 20+ valentine notes and, more importantly, lots of candy. Sure, having a valentine who’s obligated to buy you presents is nice and all (no judgement to those who love it!), but nowadays Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for me to buy pretty pink and red candy (Hershey’s Valentine Truffles!). Pair that with a … Continue reading DIY Flamingo Valentines

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

‘Tis the season to pull out your great Grandmother’s hand knitted sweater vest from the 50’s, put some tinsel in your hair, and party your reindeer socks off. But, are you looking for something more than your sweater hand-me-down this year? Do you want to put a personal touch on your ugly sweater this season? Well, look no further, you filthy animals, I’ve got the … Continue reading DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

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UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece

One of our favorite upcycling projects this summer is to repurpose glass bottles into a stunning centerpiece for your next outdoor party. All you need is a handful of empty glass bottles, a little spray paint and some freshly cut flowers. STEP 1: Raid your recycle bin! Tip: Look for bottles with varying sizes and shapes to create a more balanced set. Remove all labels … Continue reading UPCYCLE DIY – Repurposed Centerpiece

Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you are making an effort to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner, and chock-full of awesome benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens