Upcycling: Home Made Room Freshner

ImageI really dislike areosol sprays since I feel they create more pollution then necessary. But, when I saw this home made air freshner on tv I couldn’t resist trying it. It rquired gelatin, which I had without sugar, salt, and essence oil. I made it and put in a smokey glass and instantly I had a room air freshner. The thing is that you need to put less water than if you would be making it to eat. I would say at least half a cup less. Enjoy

Mayra

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Upcycling: Coca Cola bottle scent diffuser

ImageImageSummer is officially in season and you know it when you have all these pesky flies and insects. I thought that by living in an apartment with screens on the windows this would eliminate having them indoors. But it didn’t. I was spraying them like crazy theses little pesky flies. I then thought about scent diffusers and I decided to make a cintronella scent diffuser. I knew that cintronella candles should not be burned in the home. But, how about a scent diffuser by the window. I took a coca cola bottle, some bamboo sticks and here it is a scent diffuser. It actually works. I have had it by two windows for about 3 days and the flies have just about disappeared. Enjoy

Mayra

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Upcycling: The repurposes cookie jar

ImageImageImageThis cookie jar was originally a pumkin scented candle. After I washed it I then used it as a fish bowl for a while. I then washed it and put it away for the past two years. The other day I saw this wonderful recipe for making bath fizz. I used one of my heart shaped ice trays and made all these wonderful bath fizz and the candle container, turned fish bowl became  a way to display and keep these bath fizz hearts dry. Enjoy

Mayra

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Upcycling: Completely Upcycled Table Top Water Fountain

ImageImageThis upcycled table top water fountain is a project that I had been trying to figure out how to do and get it right.  I had the stones, some of those glass stones from a discount store and some from an actual park. I then had this cintronella candle container I had just finished burning with all these bugs just flying around. I had a water pump from another table top water fountain and a very inexpensive ceramic angel. It took some trying but I finally got it such that it all came together. Here it is. Enjoy

Mayra

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Upcycling: Completely Upcycled Fancy Pillow Cover

ImageImageImageA while back I had bought this pocketbook and he used this transparant mesh like bag to pack it for me. Of course I saw an upcycling possibility. I just didn’t know exactly how I would be upcycling it. Then it came to me a fancy pillow cover. I used a flower from flip flop sandals that had outlived their use,and the type of rope that comes with fancy bags. I sewed the flower in the middle and sewed each of the ropes around in a circle and here it is a fancy pillow cover. Enjoy

Mayra

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Upcycling: Envelope Stationery

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I have stationery both fancy and plain with all the use of e-mail and texting I hardly get a chance to use it most of the time. But every so often you want to use an envelope. I decided to make this envelope out of stationery and to put an inspiritational phrase on the flap. This brings me to my next project. I will be starting a new websit here at wordpress http://maytinanation.wordpress.com. It will deal with the jounrney I have been taking as a writer. I have been writing for a few years and now it is calling out to me once again. I will be dividing my time between both blogs. Enjoy
Mayra