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DIY Tin Can Planters

Every Earth Day I end up having memories of grade school. That day I’d bring my tin can to class, play in the dirt,  and plant some seeds. As I gave my seed its first watering, I truly believed my life was about to become a reenactment of Jack and the Beanstalk. I had the name covered, I snagged the seeds without trading a cow, and now this baby was going to grow into something my parents would be proud of. I’d check on my little tin can numerous times a day, hovering over it with a watchful and curious eye, expecting that it would burst through the dirt into a leafy explosion of awesomeness… any. moment. now. Even though it was never quick or theatrical, I was always thrilled the second I saw that itty-bitty bud poking through the dirt. Honestly, I still am. Checking out creative tin planters like these definitely get the green thumb itching: 🙂

Print cans have amazing vintage appeal!
Recycle thick paper for a funky, fun look .
Get retro & put all those soda & beer cans to use.
Let the kiddos paint their tin cans to happy brightness!
Then they can hover over their own tin can planter, waiting for their beanstalk to arrive. 
Will you be planting anything green for Mother Earth this weekend? Anyone in your home making their tin cans? If so, I hope you’re feeling inspired; it’s so fun figuring out new ways to turn trash to treasure. 🙂
Peace & Happiness,
Jacqueline Lee, a.k.a JACK 😉
 

Free Earth Day Coloring Page

Sunday, April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. To celebrate, here’s a free Earth Day coloring page you can print out and color in: good for adults or kids! Bonus points if you print on the back side of a recycled piece of paper 😉

Free Earth Day Coloring Page

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Garment Care: 5 Tips to Green Up Your Laundry

Here’s some news that’ll brighten your day: you have the power to reduce the environmental impact of ALL your clothes, even if they’re not eco-friendly! Choosing sustainably-made garments made of fibers like organic cotton or recycled polyester is a great start. But did you know that laundering is still the largest contributor to a piece of clothing’s overall greenhouse gas footprint? Consider the total life cycle of a garment: the raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, to your at-home wear and care and ultimate disposal. What you practice at home accounts for 40-80% of the garment’s total emissions. You can make a huge difference and green up your laundry practices!

Here are some eye-opening facts and tips to help you green up your laundry and make a difference in your at-home garment care.

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DIY Tie-Dye Party at Soul Flower

We have had a few customers ask us whether Soul Flower’s white organic cotton t-shirts and white organic cotton blended fabrics can be dyed. It seems like they could be, so just for fun, we decided to put it to the test – a perfect excuse for a DIY Tie-Dye Party! Our crew gathered for a Happy Hour/Tie Dye Party right in Soul Flower’s parking lot. Most of us hadn’t tie-dyed anything before, but that didn’t stop us from experimenting and trying something new! Here is a look at what can happen when you combine a creative bunch of folks with happy hour, some white clothing, and colorful, funky dyes…
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DIY: Recycled Plastic Bottle Terrarium

It’s no secret that terrariums are gaining popularity. And why wouldn’t they? These “mini greenhouses” of sorts are adorable, low maintenance, and the perfect way to green up indoor spaces. We’ve taken the classic enclosed terrarium and “greened it up” even more by reusing an empty soda bottle for the container to create a simple plastic bottle terrrarium! Read on to learn how to create your own recycled bottle terrarium…  (more…)

The Retro Vibe of Tie-Dye

My daughter and I love all things old and interesting, and I have had my eye on this property for quite some time to photograph.  For so long, the schedule was never right to be there with my camera during the day and I sometimes worried that the next time I drove past, it would be demolished.   (more…)

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