DIY Salvaged Wood Ring Toss Game!

Looking for ways to entertain your guests at outdoor parties? Look no further! Recently, on Mass Appeal, Olivia Horwitz and Chiara Favaloro showcased a DIY ring toss game, made up of several products from EcoBuilding Bargains. The DIY game was intended as an event for a Labor Day BBQ, but it is also perfect for upcoming fall parties! Read on to learn about what materials are needed and how to create this awesome upcycled game!

Materials needed

    • Tall, flat piece of salvaged wood
    • 3 plant holders (small, medium, large)
    • Paint/Paintbrush
    • Stencils (optional)
    • Drill
    • Screws
    • Mason jar top
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Third Annual EcoBuilding Bargains Bash!

EcoBuilding Bargains is hosting its annual customer appreciation event to celebrate spring, reuse, and upcycling materials next Saturday, May 19th from 11:00-2:00pm! This free event will feature a multitude of family fun activities, such as composting and reuse workshops, along with live upcycling and composting demonstrations, and crafts for kids. Participants can also enjoy free food from the Holyoke Hummus Company while listening to music provided by local DJ, Kevin Legends.

EcoBuilding Bargains Bash

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Spring Clean Your House: Reuse and Recycle Your Old Furniture!

By Avery Cross, Green Business Fellow

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According to the EPA, approximately 8.5 million tons of furniture waste is sent to landfills each year, even though many of these items are still usable, either as parts or as a whole. With limited landfill capacity – that’s an incredible waste of space! Additionally, throwing out furniture for disposal demands more energy and resources as new furniture is produced and transported to replace it – emitting associated greenhouse gasses in the process. Rather than sending unwanted furniture to the landfill, we can reuse and recycle it.

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Creative Reuse Project: Transform your Magazines!

Creative Reuse Project: Transform your Magazines!

By: Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow

According to the EPA, roughly 350 million magazines are printed every year. However, only about 33% of paper products are recycled! Recycling magazines is a great way to reduce waste, however, you can also use them for many other purposes! Recently, we turned old magazines into a DIY coaster and colorful envelopes! See how we made them below! We also featured a demonstration on WWLP’s MassAppeal show. Check it out!

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Fall 2017 Reuse Rockstar Competition Launch!

Here we go again! EcoBuilding Bargains is kick-starting our Fall 2017 Reuse Rockstar Competition! Reuse Rockstar is a friendly competition held to showcase all of the creative ways EcoBuilding Bargains customers transform materials they find at the store into beautiful and innovative pieces. Last year, our customers turned a wooden beam into a light fixture, old wood into a rustic coffee table, old bowling alley lane flooring into a counter top and so much more! Check out these submissions from last year for some inspiration:

 

island

Len Scanici made a beautiful kitchen island using reused bowling alley planks for the counter top!

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