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MAKE SMTHNG  Using maker-power to fight overconsumption and make old things new ♻️🌎💚🌈🕊 Reuse~ZeroWaste~DIY~Upcycle #makesmthng By @greenpeace

As the Germans say, “Das Wort zum Sonntag!” In other words, the main thing to take away this Sunday iiis … this #quote!

Embrace the #history, the stories told, the character and #charm of your finest #secondhand and #vintage pieces on this fine Sunday! And don’t forget all your #repaired, #upcycled, and #repurposed #clothing items, too!

#makesmthng #reduce #buynothing #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastecloset #doityourself #diy #diyinspiration #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #selfmade #handmade #craft #creative #oneofakind #lifehack

In need of new #earrings or more generally looking to ‘pimp up’ your wardrobe? Well, here’s an unusual pair of earrings to get y’all inspired and your #creative juices flowing!

Not only are these earrings ‘unusually cool,’ but, best of all, they’re also a quick and easy ‘make!’
Know anyone that has an old, unused #keyboard lying around? Well, what are you waiting for—go get your hands on that bad boy, carefully remove the keys you wish to use, and carefully attach two hooks – as pictured in @visuelle.uebersetzerin’s image – and you’re ready to show off your unusual creation … and throughout that ^^ whole process, you’ll also have dabbled in the #zerowastelifestyle by #repurposing and #reducingwaste—how’s that for ‘killing’ two birds with one stone?

#makesmthng #reduce #buynothing #zerowaste #zerowasteideas #zerowasteinspiration #ecofriendly #doityourself #diy #diyideas #diyinspiration #diyproject #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #selfmade #handmade #craft #lifehack

To be ethical is the new black!

We’ve quoted him before, and we’ll quote him again! A wise man (a.k.a. Immanuel Kant 😉) once said: “[A]ct only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it becomes a universal law.” We all carry ‘the burden of responsibility’ with us, and it’s important that we regularly remind ourselves of this fact, and contemplate the impact – never mind how ‘large or small’ – that our actions can leave behind.

Whether you’re a large, influential cooperation or ‘just’ a good ol’ average Joe, we all leave our consumption and waste production traces behind, we all need to take responsibility for the damages done to #ourplanet and our fellow inhabitants of this planet; and – given our responsibility – consequentially must make ‘greener,’ more ethical choices/changes whenever and wherever we can.

On that note, go in Greenpeace-style peace, our maker friends!

#makesmthng #reduce #buynothing #zerowaste #zerowasteinspiration #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastecommunity #noplastic #refusesingleuseplastic #beachcleanup #greenlife #environment #sustainable #ecofriendly #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #diy #diyinspiration #diyproject #selfmade #handmade #lifehack #recycle #reuse #repurpose #repair

It’s been some time since we’ve shared fellow makers’ #DIY, al natural #makeup #tips and tricks with y’all—so, here goes: @rosemaryandgingham’s DIY, #naturel liquid foundation recipe!

Ingredients:
- Shea butter (1 tsp.);
- Argan oil (2 tsp.);
- Candelilla wax (1.5 tsp.);
- Aloe vera gel (1 tbsp.);
- Witch hazel or lemongrass essential oil (1 tsp.);
- Zinc oxide (3-4 tsp.);
- Cocoa Powder (up to ½ tsp.; however, the amount depends on desired tone);
- Mica color powder of choice (again, the amount depends on the desired tone);
- Bentonite clay (1/2 tsp.).

Instructions:
(1) Fill a large pot with ~2-3 cups of water, and bring it to a boil;
(2) Place a large, heat-resistant bowl inside the pot (it should rest on the sides of the pot, and must not touch the water);
(3) First, add the she butter, argan oil, and candelilla wax, and ensure that the ingredients melt completely;
(4) Then, add the aloe vera gel and witch hazel or lemongrass essential oil, and stir the mixture to blend the ingredients;
(5) Remove the pot from the stove or turn off the heat;
(6) Now, add the zinc oxide and bentonite clay to the mixture and, once again, stir the mixture to blend the ingredients;
(7) Slowly and steady add the mica powder and cocoa powder (pinches, that is) to the mixture until the desired/matching tone has been reached;
(8) Finally, once you’ve reached the desired tone, allow the mixture to cool; and – once it has sufficiently cooled – fill it into an airtight container, and store it in a cool and dry place.

Enjoy!



#makesmthng #reduce #buynothing #zerowaste #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #doityourself #diyideas #diyinspiration #diyproject #selfmade #handmade #craft #creative #lifehack #ecofriendly #naturelcosmetics #healthyskin

We all have that one ‘time-has-taken-its-toll-on-it’ #tshirt, pair of #pants, what have you that we just can’t bring ourselves to part from … never mind how many holes, rips and tears may be eating away at our beloved #clothes.⠀

And why should we when the world of #making is bubbling over with #creative #repair ideas and solutions?⠀

Don’t give up on your ancient but #belovedclothes—give new life to them via #repairing, #repurposing, #upcycling, the list goes on! And don’t forget to share your were-on-the-verge-of-falling-apart mended treasures with us—we’d be curious to see/learn about the repair ideas and solutions of all y’all inventive #makers out there!⠀

#makesmthng #reduce #buynothing #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastecloset #doityourself #diy #diyinspiration #diyproject #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #selfmade #handmade #craft #lifehack #lovedclotheslast

Feel like uniting your love for #crocheting with your love for #yoga? We say, do it! Do it, while @tanjascrochet crochet and @traveltocomecloser inspire you with their creations along the way!⠀

Such a #yogamat storage bag is not only #cute and #creative, but also lightweight and easy to store.⠀

If you feel up for this crochet-maker-challenge, we can only encourage it, along with subsequent showing-an-telling of your crochet-master-pieces!⠀

#makesmthng #buynothing #doityourself #diy #diyideas #diyinspiration #diyproject #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #selfmade #handmade #handmadeisbetter #craft #lifehack #madeunique #uniquestyle #shareyourknits #crochet #crochetbag #yogamatbag #yogagear #cactus #cactusbag

In spirit of last Friday’s post, we present you this befitting quote by @yourecofriend!⠀

This quote brings home what #MAKESMTHNG and Oddbox are all about: #reduction!⠀

In the candid words of Oddbox, “[n]obody’s perfect. / We aren’t. In fact, we’re odd. And we’re proud of it.”⠀

Would you ‘discard’ of someone simply because they “don’t fit the mold”? No. In fact, many of us strive to be distinct from one another, to not fit the mold. It’s our differences, our idiosyncrasies, our ‘oddities’ that make us who we are, that make us distinct from one another; and thus, in turn, make each and every one of us unique. While we are well aware of this sentence’s kitsch factor, here goes: to be odd is to be one of a kind.⠀

So, why discriminate against odd-looking produce?⠀
Unlike us, #fruits and #veggies can’t cover up their blemished with makeup, can’t edit away or surgically perfect their perceived flaws before they go on ‘display’ at our local grocery stores.⠀
Instead, they’re all about “what you see is what you get”—and we dig that! Go, all you loud ‘n’ proud little fruits and veggies out there!⠀

On that note, let’s all take yourecofriend’s quote to heart, and cut our produce-friends some slack the next time we’re browsing down our local grocery stores’ isles, stopping by our local farmers’ markets, etc., and opt for an odd-looking fruit/veggie or two before they get discarded simply because they’re ‘imperfect.’⠀

#reduce #wastefree #trashfree #zerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastekitchen #zerowastetips #zerowasteinspiration #environment #sustainable #ecofriendly #plantpower #poweredbyplants #eattherainbow #doityourself #diy #makermovement #makersgonnamake

Here goes, our short and sweet Sunday evening post:

If your beloved ancient #jeans are in desperate need of a quick #mend or you simply wish to ‘pimp up’ your wardrobe, here’s some aesthetic #embroidery-fix #inspiration – thanks to @annoudard – for you!

Enjoy!

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Today we’re makin’ it real simple for all y’all #makers out there—something for our newcomer-makers, perhaps?

Got any birthday festivities or other occasions that call for #bakedgoods coming up?
Well, chances are – should you wish to try your hand at baking – that you’ll require some #vanilla extract to seal the baking-deal.

So, here goes, an almost #minimalistic #DIY #vanillaextract recipe courtesy of @livingunwrapped:

Firstly, an important-to-note heads-up: to make your very own #homemade vanilla extract prepare yourself to be “patien[t], young grasshopper,” because this little science experiment takes ~4 month to transform into vanilla extract.

Alright, let’s get started!

You’ll need: #vanillabeans and some vodka will do the trick!

How maybe not-so-quick but easy was that? If you feel this little potion won’t try your patience, release your inner Half-Blood Prince and #make away!

#makesmthng #buynothing #reduce #livingwithless #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastekitchen #zerowastediy #doityourself #diyideas #diyproject #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #ecofriendly #noplastic #saynotosingleuseplastic #refusesingleuseplastic #plasticfreeliving

Don’t get us wrong, to #makesmthng all by your lonesome is great (go, all you lonesome #makers out there! 💪); however – as the MAKE SMTHNG Festival has shown us – making can be even ‘greater,’ more far-reaching and impactful when makers come together to exchange their thoughts/knowledge and know-how, and ultimately unite their #makerpower to #makechange.⠀

An example of such a collaborative #makerproject is London’s Oddbox.⠀

“Nobody’s perfect. / We aren’t. In fact, we’re odd. And we’re proud of it.”- Oddbox⠀

If the images didn’t already give it away, this quote certainly gives you a taste (no pun intended...😑) of what @oddboxldn is all about: fighting #foodwaste by embracing oddness!⠀

We’ve all seen it, we all know it—the supermarkets’ shelves are filled to the brim with perfectly shaped produce … but nobody’s perfect … so, what exactly happens to all the ‘imperfect’ produce that didn’t qualify in the supermarket beauty stakes? Well, long story short, it’s off never to be seen ‘alive’ again for all those quirky-looking #fruits and #veggies out there.⠀
In fact, over 30% of food produced is wasted globally each year, and up to 20-40% of produce in the U.K. is wasted before it even leaves the farms … which could feed ~20,000 people (yes, ~20,000 people) for a year! In other words, this means a whole lotta unnecessary waste and pollution (i.e., food waste accounts for 8% of all annual greenhouse gas emissions) for #ourplanet.⠀

So, oddboxldn decided once and for all enough is enough, and took it upon themselves to fight this produce discrimination and #minimizefoodwaste; which, in turn, brought forth project Oddbox: “delicious misshapen and surplus produce delivered straight to your door.”⠀

So what exactly do these Oddbox-community-makers do:⠀
(1) They predominately collaborate with #local growers to minimize the carbon impact;⠀
(2) They are all about sustainable packaging by #reusing or #recycling #degradable boxes;⠀
(3) And lastly, they donate all of their usable surplus to food charities and community projects dedicated to fighting food poverty.⠀

Remember, nobody’s perfect. Think before you food-waste!⠀

#buynothing #reduce #zerowaste #zerofoodwaste

Today’s quote by Vivienne Westwood hits the MAKE-SMTHNG-nail on the head!⠀

Consumerist culture glamorizes the new—its glam and glitter; but behind the glam and glitter of consumer culture lies another ‘culture:’ the #maker culture. A culture – as Vivienne Westwood puts it – that encourages one to choose wisely and #buyless altogether, and to try one’s hand at #reusing, #repairing, #repurposing, #upcycling, the list goes on!⠀

To MAKE-SMTHNG-style make something leaves you with a one of a kind, #handmade product—something not shared by the masses of consumer culture; and, in this day and age, where many long/strive to be ‘unique,’ what better opportunity to fully flesh out one’s uniqueness is there?⠀

#buynothing #reduce #zerowaste #sustainable #ecofriendly #environment #forourplanet #planetearthfirst #activism #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makerpower #makersgonnamake #doityourself #diy #diyinspiration #selfmade #craft #lifehack

For all you #plantlovers out there, here’s some new and fresh plant-maker #inspiration!⠀

Today’s #maker behind these au naturel #print creations is @kaliko_co, who experiments with #plantdyeing on #naturalfiber fabrics to present you with these delicate and unique designs. Whether they involve paper or a fancy little bag, kaliko_co’s plant-inspired designs do not fail to impress!⠀

In accordance with summertime, release you inner maker and try your hand at some kaliko_co-inspired plant dyeing!⠀

#makesmthng #buynothing #reduce #zerowaste #doityourself #diy #diyideas #diyinspiration #diyproject #selfmade #handmade #craft #creative #themakers #makersofig #makermovement #makersgonnamake #plant #plants #plantpower #flowerpower

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