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Mandala Record Bowls

Mandala Record Bowls

Mandala Record Bowls

 

 

 

 

Hello the holidays are here! You know you need something to be a center piece or to hold decorations so why not try Mandala Record Bowls?! I know we have all seen the bowls made out of vinyl records before but these have some panache! They colors and designs are hand painted on there. Mandala offers a variety of colors and designs. I am in love with these record bowls. I am not going to lie they are a tad pricey but I completely think the record bowls are worth it for their design and craftsmanship! Click here to get your very own Mandala Record Bowl now!

About:Carnation Pink Mandala Record Bowls are created from recycled 12″ vinyl records. The “platters from the past” are upcycled with fresh acrylic paint and an original Eye Pop Art mandala design which is painted freehand with glossy highlights.

The record bowls are hand painted in original psychedelic patterns, heated, and lovingly sculpted into uniquely organic, flower-like forms. The spindle holes are filled so the bowls are water tight and functional. Semi-gloss polyurethane is used to finish to protect the paint and make the bowls food safe. The original record labels intact (and also sealed with polyurethane) on the bottom of each bowl – which record will YOU get?

Eye Pop Art bowls are fantastic for holding fruit, candy, candles, trinkets, or anything your heart desires. They are bright, colorful art objects to set on your coffee table. They are eco-friendly and make a great conversation piece! Surprise your guests when you tell them to flip the bowl over and see the very interesting recycled material that it was made from!

Most of us have fond memories of the days when all we listened to was records – let the music live forever with a Mandala Record Bowl.

Mandala Record Bowls by Christine Claringbold are hand painted with original designs using high quality acrylic paints, then heated and lovingly sculpted into unique organic, flower-like forms. The artist has sealed up the spindle hole to make the bowl water tight and functional. The entire bowl, as well as the original record label on the bottom of the bowl, has been sealed with a glossy finish.

Made from a recycled 12″ vinyl record, the finished size is about 10″ in diameter and 3″ deep (about 25.4 cm in diameter and 7.62 cm deep).

Product Notes:
- Hand wash gently with a damp cloth, air dry. Please do not put in the dishwasher, oven, or microwave!
- These are hand made items and may take up to one week to ship..

Make Your Old Trays Look New

Collectors Serving Tray

Collectors Serving Tray

 

 

I love this idea! I happen to think that serving trays add a touch of class to any environment even if they are just purely decorative. I like even more that you won’t have to go out and buy one you can make your own out of an old serving tray you want to spruce up or if you find an unfinished one you can now make it your way.

 

Supplies:
Old Serving Tray (or new unfinished tray)
Collectible Cards, Magazine Cut outs or Playing Cards
Eco-Friendly Crafting Glue
Eco-Friendly Spray Adhesive
Clear Gloss EZ paint (an eco-friendly spray paint, if you have clear gloss spray paint at home any will do)
Crafty odds and ends you have been holding on to.

 

Instructions:
1. If you have an unfinished wood tray make sure it is sanded and smooth before starting to decorate.
2. Find your decorations. Whether you have playing cards, collectible cards (I would kind of like to see one done in Garbage Pail Kids cards lol). Try to plot out your decorating placement and strategy before gluing anything to the tray to make sure it looks right and fits together nicely.
3. Once you have decided on placement you can move on to gluing your items to the tray with the eco-friendly crafting glue (You can use hot glue or anykind of glue you have at home. The point is to use what you already have at home and not buy more.)
4. After everything is glued and has set for 10-15 minutes, spray the entire tray with spray adhesive just to make sure everything is secured to the tray. This also helps if you have glues gems or anything that isn’t completely flat onto the tray.
5. Once you have let the spray adhesive set for another 10 minutes or so you can begin to spray the tray with the clear gloss spray paint. I suggest multiple coats only because you plan on washing this item repeatedly after uses and you want to make sure you can keep the tray looking pretty and lasting as long as possible.

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“Taj Mahal” Recycled Metal Lantern

"Taj Mahal; Recycled Metal Lantern

"Taj Mahal" Recycled Metal Lantern

I have a thing for lanterns. I am not sure why but I absolutely love them! I found this incredibly cute little diddy when browsing through The Hunger Site. I am sure most of you have seen on Facebook the click a day charities and The Hunger Site is one of them. You can purchase a variety of super cute fair trade, recycled and handmade products through The Hunger Site and the other charity sites. A percentage of your purchase will go to help feed children in areas of the world that have vast food shortages.
Feel good about spending money and decorating your home by shopping responsible.  The Taj Mahal lantern is made from recycled materials and is a fair trade product of India.

Product Description:

Grace your home or porch with decor that echoes the Taj Mahal, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and cited as “one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.” Celebrate that inspired glory and architecture with a fun and functional lantern that doubles as a singular work of art!
Made from colorful lightweight sheet metal obtained from various commercial product packaging and glass panes, this ingenious lighting takes what would otherwise be landfill-clogging garbage and transforms it into a veritable work of art. Interior of lantern is accessible by a small hinged door, and a built-in holder accommodates tea lights or votive candles. Due to their unique, recycled nature, no two are alike; please allow us to choose for you. Tea light not included.
Lantern measures approximately 13″ T x 4.5″ sq.(33 x 11.4 cm) overall. Made in and fairly traded from India.

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Juice Wall Clock

Bean Products Recycled
Bean Products Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock for Kitchen or Office

From: The Ultimate Green Store

More and more super cute recycled home accessories are becoming available!! The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock is only $39.95 and it made from reclaimed and recycled detergent bottles. There are plenty of items one can use to decorate their home or office but when we can find respectable alternatives I think we should use them. By purchasing recycled home decor you are supporting a business that believes in the 3R’s and helping our environment as well as reflecting your ideas about innovation and the environment. The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock can say all of that just by hanging on your wall.

Product Description:
The Recycled “Juice” Wall Clock
is loose! Created from reclaimed and recycled HDPE (100% recycled detergent bottles) this clock will look great on the wall of your kitchen or office. Available in Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit and bursting with good taste, the future of earth friendly products is finally here! The compact quartz clock mechanism comes with snap-on hands, and battery included.
Dimensions: 9″ x 9″ x 2″D
Lead Time: 1 week


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