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Greenly: DIY Party Time!

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You’ve learned how to green any soiree, now learn how to upcycle a few household products and you’ve got yourself a DIY fiesta!

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I’m sharing a few DIY party ideas that will impress your guests and keep your impact on the environment to a minimum. Let the good times roll…

A piñata has the power to turn a simple gathering into a real party! Upcycle empty toilet paper rolls and create festive piñata garland. If you’re looking to create a more traditional piñata, fashion an old cardboard box into your favorite shape, cover it with used tissue paper and hang it up with a sturdy piece of twine.

Spice up your table with these adorable tin “vases.” A great way to re-use any empty cans you may have on hand after cooking up a Mexican feast! Simply fill the cans with water and add in whatever locally grown blooms you can find.

With all the guacamole you’re going to make, you’ll likely have plenty of avocado skins lying around. Before you throw them in the compost bin, you can put them to good use. Skip the appetizer plates and serve your homemade guac right out of the avocado itself!

Which DIY décor ideas do you like best? Let me know in the comments below, and share your ideas for DIY décor, too!

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio
Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn. more
  • Dona E. 5 years ago
    I love the tin vases and am going to use my San Marzano cans for some live seedlings also. Just use an old fashioned opener, like for beer, to pierce the bottom around the bottom for water holes. Upcycled and reused!!
  • Trudy P. 5 years ago
    Cinco de Mayo is not a culturally appropriate holiday.
  • Jennifer W. 5 years ago
    Making beads out of magazines is a great project to do with the kiddokes.
  • Christine G. 5 years ago
    Don't forget you can put 3 - 4 toothpicks near the base of the avocado pit and put it in a glass with the pointed end up to root for an avocado plant!
  • paula g. 9 years ago
    I love to recycle containers. Setting the table with cans that are seasonally decorated (with old magazine pictures). The containers could be used for utensils.
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