Recycling Coke’s Plastic Bottle

Recycling Coke's Plastic Bottle

Just before I almost decided to throw the plastic bottle of Coke, I got slapped with a brilliant, artistic idea!

Easy!
1. Cut the bottle in half. Use the half with the bottom part.
2. Cut into strips; stop halfway to the bottom.
3. Burn/Melt the strips with lighted candle, but don’t “over-burn.”
4. When heated, the strips bend this and that way, so better observe with the first few strips.
5. Once you’ve shaped it to how you desired it to look like, wash and wipe.

That’s all. 🙂

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The Way Things Should Be. Simply Beautiful.

AY_03AY_04It’s been a long week of chasing deadlines, haggling with time, damnation over work, sudden changes, traffic troubles, and everything you couldn’t believe you’ve been doing religiously. It’s crazy outside, yeah? 🙂

So here’s my sweet weekend to lull me to rest and kill time lazily. Good vibes got the better of me, first thing in the morning. So I grabbed my phone and took some snap shots of the things I find “simply beautiful”. 🙂

Just to mention, inside that pretty white ceramic are spicy peanuts. I’m thinking of buying  a few packs of roasted sunflower seeds to replace them. I just discovered my love for roasted sunflower seeds when twice this week, ze boss brought some, and WOOOOP, “I love it so munch!” (Growers brand’s tagline). 🙂

And there they are, things that are quite simple and surprisingly beautiful. I pray, and always will, that things…that life…will sooner be. 🙂

Weekend wishes with love, Ayna 😉

The Way Things Should Be. Simply Beautiful.

From Hair Tie to Necklace

There weren’t enough to call it a collection, but I used to submit to this stubborn impulse of buying and keeping stylish hair ties. Unfortunately, I don’t keep a photo of them altogether. They were mostly cheap finds from unpopular side stores, albeit I had a few expensive ones from Broadway Gems – a store famous for pretty hair accessories.

And my favorite hair tie was also one from Broadway Gems. It was mainly brown with shiny brown pearls, gold and brown flower cutouts, and some clear beads tied altogether in a braid of brown lace. I really wish I had a photo, sadly I could just describe it now.

What I’m trying to say here is, “Don’t throw old stuff right away.” You might want to think of something good to do with them first, salvage them from their original form which might be useless now, and turn them into something else. 🙂

 

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Like my old hair tie made into a necklace! 🙂 Of course there came a time when the band had loosened too much it couldn’t hold my pony tail anymore. I’ve kept my hair tie untouched for such a long time but after almost seven years, I decided to cut it, dismantle its hair tie form, and rearrange its parts.
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I couldn’t include everything like the flower cutouts and the clear beads, the shape of tiny strawberries. I had to make the design a little classy while keeping it very simple. So I decided to work out the pearls and the brown lace. Very simple indeed! I only had to separate the pearls by making knots side by side each one of them.
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After that plus a little more time working on the lock, I’ve made a newly redesigned accessory – arty, fashionable, and zero-cost! 😉

From Hair Tie to Necklace