Stop buying plastic; reuse what you already have.

You have an impact!

Start making your own lotions, potions, soaps and contraptions, then use your past bottle carnage to make these neat things to give that thousand-year lifespan of plastic at least another few years of use.  Easy recipes for soap are out there for getting more product out of less packaging, where you can control what’s getting soaked into your skin better, the real deal is here. See a quick and dirty video of the general process to get an idea here.

  • See how to make the Monogrammed paper mache vase from Better Home & Garden here.
  • See how to make the Electronics charging holder from Make It Love It here.
  • Awesome plastic-free bottle soap dispenser is beautiful and sustainable. See instructions from DIY Life here.
  • Make this neat bottle dryer with even more upcycled materials (from We Upcycle).  Instructions found here.

Learn how plastic is affecting our oceans, our bodies and what you can do; go here.

About Cheyenne

I like to call myself an attractivist. Not just because of my striking good looks but because I am committed to activism based in crafting, creating, and taking risks, not just criticism and resistance to how things are. I believe that in order for us to see what else is possible, we need to let go of what is. You can’t just put whipped cream atop of a pile of shit and call it dessert. First you need to get a shovel. I am fascinated by digging in and taking apart concepts, objects, and perspectives to see how they work. In the process I might see another way, or at least find a way to disrupt a dominant view of reality. I live in Berkeley, CA with my partner of nine years, our two cats, and a ridiculous spread of crafting items, feminist theory literature, and strategy board games. My favorite show is Twin Peaks, my favorite color is orange, and I take my cream and sugar with a little bit of coffee. I have a Masters in Women's Studies from SFSU and the equivalent of a Masters working at Cafe Gratitude as their Office Manager. I'm currently also the Media Director for Get That You Matter, a company dedicated to us all stepping up in our responsibility and worthiness. I love love, create crafts, and am thrilled to unravel things.
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