Friday, April 29, 2011

Archive Love: Recycled Cityscape

Hosting an affair in your favorite big city? Create your own modern eco cityscape on every table. Reused aluminum cans are the perfect vessels for the project. Begin by washing cans with warm, soapy water and allow them to fully air dry. For a skyscraper-feel, create a pattern of organized holes on all sides of each can. A non-petroleum-based votive will complete your urban-eco theme.
Photo: The Knot

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artisan Bread Favors

Looking for some favor inspiration suitable for all your foodie friends?  Treat each guest to a small loaf of artisan bread! When left out for guests at every place setting, the loaves help to enhance an already rustic tabletop. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Veggie Centerpieces

Farmer's market season is quickly approaching! While helping to support local agriculture this season be sure to pick up richly colored veggies for both your fridge and your tabletop. While assembling your next centerpiece, consider swapping a few varieties of cut flowers with textured veggies for a surprising twist!
Photo: Green Wedding Shoes

Friday, April 22, 2011

(Green) Easter Eggs

Whether or not you have kids, Easter is all about dying eggs. Not only is it a fun project, but the dyed eggs can be placed in a simple bowl as easy eco accents. This year, instead of using store-bought dye, try a simple to make version that relies on natural ingredients, such as beets, red cabbage and onionskins, to produce beautifully colored (and totally toxin-free) eggs. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Archive Love: Confetti Eggs

Here is a fun idea for spring celebrations: confetti eggs. A Mexican tradition, the delicate, hollow eggshells are usually broken over a friend’s head. When the eggshell breaks, the friend is meant to make a wish. Fill your own confetti eggs with biodegradable confetti. You can find the directions to making and filling your eggs here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Multi-Use:Mason Jars

While scouring spring flea markets, be sure to stock up on mason jars for all your entertaining needs. These classic jars are the perfect multi-use party accessory. With a bit of thoughtful planning, they can easily be incorporated into all aspects of your event, from your floral centerpieces to lighting to post-party clean-up.
Photos: Etsy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Succulent Place Card Holders

Keep things fresh at a spring or summer gathering with easy succulent place card holders. These quick, cost-effective DIY table-toppers are a breeze to assemble and will serve as a small keepsake for each guest to carry home.
Photo: The Wedding Chicks

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eco Gifting

Planning a birthday bash? Wrapping up a hostess gift?  Instead of purchasing tissue paper or other box fillers that are likely to be used once before being tossed in the trash, consider shredding old magazines, newspapers, or any other paper products you may have around your home.
Photo: Martha  Stewart

Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 LA Go Green Expo

Last year I had the opportunity to attend the NYC Go Green Expo. It was a great afternoon filled with inspiring people and tons of new eco products (added bonus: I left with lots of fun little green goodies, too!).

This year, I’m happy to offer Something Green readers discounted tickets to the LA Go Green Expo. Simply use the promo code “SOMETHINGGREEN” to receive $5 off the ticket price.

Below is more detailed information about the event. I’m sure it will be an inspiring weekend (and a perfect way to kick off the spring season!).

Go Green Expo is one of the largest eco-friendly showcases in Los Angeles with hundreds of exhibits for eco-minded consumers & businesses.  Learn from keynote presentations and panels from environmental leaders such as Captain Paul Watson of Whale Wars, Ed Begley Jr., Eric Cory Freed, Mariel Hemingway & dozens of others!
See the latest eco-friendly options for the home & office, green health & beauty, pet and baby products, enjoy an eco-film screening and much more!    

The 2010 Go Green Expo in LA showcased more than 300 exhibits featuring the latest in eco-friendly products and services. More than 10,000 Los Angeles residents and over 250 media outlets were in attendance – received more than 4,000,000 hits. This is an event you don’t want to miss! 

Details & Tickets:
Purchase discounted tickets online in advance.

Use promo code: SOMETHINGGREEN for $5 off (normally $15)
Los Angeles Convention Center - South Hall G
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Open to Public
Saturday, April 16, 2011 • 10am - 6pm
Sunday, April 17, 2011 • 10am - 5pm

Event website:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Vintage Lace Bouquet

Still in need of a "something old" for your wedding day? Consider wrapping your bouquet with vintage lace for a feminine, romantic look. 
Photos: Green Wedding Shoes

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DIY Herb Favors

Consider looking to your recycling bin for some favor inspiration. A collection of clean tin cans are the ideal vessels for planting individual herb or flower gardens for each of your guests.
Photos: Ruffled

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lemon Leaf Table Runner

Here is a pretty way to freshen up a spring party! Create an easy, compostable DIY runner by spreading vibrant green lemon leaves down the center of your table. Complete the look by nestling several bright yellow lemons throughout the leaves.
Photo: I Do It Yourself

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fruit Favors

Small samplings of locally grown fruits are the perfect way to end an already sweet affair! Browse local farm stands to find fun fruity options that can serve as refreshing warm weather favors. 
Photo: Ruffled
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