Sustainability

Creative Sustainable DIY

Do you ever say to yourself “What Would Martha Stewart Do?” You might find this hard to believe, but I ask myself this question quite frequently. As a woman who loves to host themed parties and entertain house guest. I’m always looking for new and exciting craft ideas to spice up my home décor while reusing everyday household items since hosting a party is fun but it can be quite expensive. One of the most important things that I have learned from Martha Stewart is that cutting cost is easy to do when you make your own decorations.

A few months ago I volunteered to help host a baby shower. I knew that my biggest decorative project was going to be table scaping. Ultimately, I decided to make bunny centerpieces out of chicken wire. Chicken wire is one of my favorite things to use because it is super affordable and it can be used over and over again in indoor and outdoor craft projects. Now there are a few ways that I could have decorated these bunnies but eventually I decided on papier-mâché and moss.

On the day of the shower I gave myself a mental high five. By using a few affordable materials and everyday house hold items I was able to keep my decorating budget under $20. I couldn’t help but think to myself that I deserved a spread in next month’s Martha Stewart Magazine.

    My materials:

  • Chicken Wire ($8)
  • Pliers (own)
  • Picture of a bunny (internet)
  • Newspaper (recycled)
  • Glue/Water mixture ($3)
  • Paint ($5)

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