Friday, January 9, 2015

Recycling Bottle Caps 1

With Papa Wave Store comes abundant supply of bottle caps and boxes.
For most people they're trash but for us they're VERY useful. It's because we use the bottle caps as paint palette and we're always painting.

At first, we thought of just sticking the caps directly on the board but the paint can't be really washed off. That would make the palette disposable and that'd be such a waste of glue and effort.

So to make the palette re-usable, we attached magnets on the board for the caps to stick on instead. This way, we can replace the bottle caps whenever we need to. It's a simple idea and that's what makes it great.

But... what's really awesome about this recycled paint palette is that we don't have to wash or clean it. We didn't only get to recycle, we also get to conserve water. It's truly earth-friendly and time-efficient. Plus, we can make different designs.

Anyway, we still have so many ideas on how to recycle bottle caps and we can't wait to make them. That's it for now. Cheers!

One Piece Fan Art: Den Den Mushi

Five months ago, an acquaintance gave us a nautilus shell and the first thing I thought of when I got it was a Den Den Mushi. (Special thanks to Barry and Emma for identifying the shell.) For those who don't know what a Den Den Mushi is... it's a snail that is used as a communication device or telephone in the world of One Piece. They kinda look like Gary the Snail in the Spongebob cartoons except the Mushis have dials and telephone cords attached to them. 

Anyway, we finally got some free time to make our Den Den Mushi! Sculpting is simply one of our favorite activities together.
It already looks nice without paint.

But with paint, it looks a lot more like Papa Wave Store's Den Den Mushi! Yay!

There are still two pieces missing. We will sculpt the mouth piece when we have the twisted phone wire already. Hopefully we find a colored one in Manila. 

    Bullo-bullo-bullo-bullo! ;-)


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Recycling Empty Glass Bottles 1

We think the second biggest problem here in Siargao Island is waste management. Unlike in the city, there's no junk shop here (that we know of) that's interested in buying or taking empty soda cans, glass/plastic bottles, and paper boxes. So this year onward, we will be very dedicated to recycling. And we're proud to say that we have indeed started recycling by turning empty Tanduay rhum bottles into gas lamps.

 Other materials used are the ff: empty soda can cut into strips, string from an old floor mop, paint. 

The painting was the fun part. We had 4 empty bottles so for the theme, we went with "four seasons". Naldo painted winter and fall. I did spring and summer (I chose the easiest of course! Heee!)

They're cute, yes?

We cant afford solar panels yet so for now these lamps will do.

Happy 2015 everyone!