#daretodiywithanewsupply – A IHeart Organizing Challenge : Recycling Bins


My very 1st challenge.

I have a plethora or DIY’s pending but this challenge on the I Heart Organizing blog was the perfect “Challenge” I needed to get at least one of these projects finished.

I selected to turn these big bins I had bought into recycling bins.They’ve been in my tiny walk in closest for the last 3 months taking up much needed space so this was the prefect opportunity.


Its taken this long as I couldn’t decide on how to do the wording for the front of each over.

Wording: Paper , Glass and Plastic

I couldn’t find the right font or color stickers at my local DIY store so I opted to make the labels out of Vinyl.

I wanted pretty vinyl labels for the front – I figured as this was a project that would be kept outdoors I needed lettering that could withstand any weather.I don’t have a Silhouette Cameo (YET) and I’ve never worked with vinyls so I got hold of my printer and he had them cut up for me after I worked on my font,wording and color for the bins.

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Then it was an easy assembly onto the lids of the bins.

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I kept the bins off the floor using an old side-table I had.


What you will need:

  • x3 Stacking bins of your choice
  • Lettering for the lids  – if you have a Silhouette your life just got easier but if you like me and you hoping Santa will bring you one try find a printer close to you that offers vinyl printing and cutting for you or go the easy route and just but letter stickers at your local craft store

I’m thrilled with how they turned out.



Happy Recycling


My favourite Finds – 1


Happy Spring!

I’m slowly coming out of this blogger hibernation.Actually our Telkom was down for most of the month (Torture) and has been on and off since May.

I thought Id take baby steps and ease myself back into my favourite hobby…..blogging.

I love sharing my special finds with you and this is a quickie:

Tupperware Wipes/Tissue Dispensers

We have had our two for a month now and I’m really impressed!



  • It has done exactly what it says it does – its airtight so the wipes stay moist for as long as they are in there, and I actually remove them from the original packaging the wipes come in.
  • Its pretty – I love pretty – Who doesn’t?
  • Its fits perfect the boys backpack and perfect when traveling lite (meaning when I throw 2 nappies and the wipes into my handbag).
  • We get asked all the time as to where we got it as everyone that sees it loves it.
  • The price isn’t scary.

Besides using the Wipes Dispenser along side nappies (diapers) I figured they ideal for the following:

  • The extra one I got will be attached with double-sided tape and will live close to the fridge or on the side of the fridge.Its use – it will house my old dry wipes that I will be reviving with tea tree oil and diluted with enough water to make the perfectly moist again.Perfect for wiping down any bottles and goodies that will be returning to the fridge after use.
  • Ideal to be kept close to your homework station or arts and crafts area for the kids to wipe their hands.
  • Leave one in the car for your tissues.

There are two sizes as you can see:

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Taken from www.tupperware.co.za http://tupperware.ipapercms.dk/Tupperware/SouthAfrica/2015/2015Catalogue2ndEd/

Where to get it from:

We all know a Tupperware lady – mine is Terry Roux (082 718 8206) residing in the South of Johannesburg.

If you need to find a Tupperware Consultant in your area – click on this link for contact details.

Let me know what you think.