Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine Upcycle Events and Celebrations

Recycle the Valentine Happiness All Year Long

Valentine's Day is a day to share love, happiness and appreciation. It's a day for which many crafters spend weeks in preparation. Homemade cards, hand crafted gifts and upcycled decorations are all created for this one special moment. Share your love and happiness all year long by recycling the sentiment of Valentine's Day.

Hello Recycling Sweethearts!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and that you were able to spend the day with those people that are special to you. 

Last week, Valentine crafters around the Web were busy preparing for this romantic and caring event. To celebrate their handmade creations, the Recycler hosted an impromptu Hashtag Event. Crafters were invited to share their Valentine creations by Tweeting their stories and pictures using the hashtag #ValentineCrafters.

Almost 200 crafters were seen at the Valentine Crafters 2014 #ValentineCrafts Hashtag Event. Some showed up with just a photo of their hand crafted Valentine present. Others came dressed to the nines with detailed step-by-step instructions to duplicate their sentimental creations.

Vallain was seen Making Homemade Valentines. She saves scraps of paper and greeting cards so that she has a supply of recycled materials from which to choose according to her muse. Her Valentine card ideas can easily be reused to make greeting cards for any holiday.

MSchindel made a splash wearing the jewels she designed during her Romantic "Queen of Hearts" Earrings Project. I love these earrings, I love this earring style and I'd love to make several pairs, all with different beads to complement the different seasons.

Pastiche showed up with a list of Crafts for Kids - Valentine's Day edition. Her tissue paper heart is the perfect project for kids of every age. I'm going to make one of these for the guy in my life.

It was a ton of fun to host the Valentine Crafters 2014 #ValentineCrafts Hashtag Event. It was so much fun that plans are being made for the Easter Crafters 2014 Hashtag Event. So, get your upcycled, recycled and reused Easter crafts ready. Write a how-to or recipe to show us your creative magic. We'll be announcing the date and sending out invitations in a few weeks.

Until next week, be clean and be green.

Coletta

14 comments:

  1. The Recycler Network did a fantastic job with the Valentines Crafters event! I truly enjoyed seeing all the lovely craft projects shared and spotlighted. What a splendid way to celebrate Love Day!

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    1. Thank you, Ruthi! I had so much fun and I loved seeing all the different crafts that people created.

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  2. Such a great idea! I'll be watching for your next event.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I'm looking forward to offering more hashtag events. In the near future, I'll be able to host these events across more social media networks.

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  3. This was a fantastic idea! I'm enjoying reading all the posts. Thanks for bringing together some great ideas.

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    1. Thank you, Mary Beth! Some very outstanding crafters showed up at the event. It was a joy to see them.

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  4. Awesome participation in your first annual Valentine's Crafters event! Love your creativity!

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    1. Thank you, Mandee! I was offered an opportunity to work with a new social media tool and it felt like the perfect complement to The Recycler Network. I am very pleased with the turnout!

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  5. This is fabulous! I do love Valentines Day and crafts. When you add upcycling to the mix, we have more than a hit in my book!

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    1. The things I love about being the Recycler... reducing, reusing and recycling isn't a separate area on its own, it encompasses every aspect of our lives. Everything we do has the potential for recycling. Thank you, Cynthia!

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  6. Oh, now I'm looking forward to all the fun for Easter!

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    1. Hi Susan! So am I! I can hardly wait to see what crafters can do with an egg carton.

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  7. This was such an outstanding idea. I would never have thought of it. Really impressed with the success and participation. Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you, Renaissance Woman! It was fun to see crafters come together and show off their creativity.

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