Posts Tagged "Philippine crafts"

Recycled Soda Bottles

Posted on May 27, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 2 comments

Here’s another great way to recycle soda bottles, cut and shape them into trees!  I was amazed when I saw this sitting at a friend’s desk, he told me that his son brought it back with him from a recent visit to the Philippines.  I thought, what a neat way to recycle those plastic soda bottles.  It is meticulously cut with scissors I gather, and designed into a bonsai tree or a Christmas tree complete with bird flying over a branch.  He agreed to lend them to me for picture taking, so here it is…


The base can be a receptacle for paper clips or coins, to hang your jewelry with.


This one is a nice blue color, I think from an RC soda bottle.


I especially like this one shaped like a bonsai tree.


Another day of turning the ordinary to extraordinary!


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The Philippine Scene

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 in Musings | 2 comments

I thought I’d take a break from our usual topic of paper beads, so I’d like to imagine for one moment that I am back in the Philippines known as the Pearl of the Orient and I get to show you the people, places, fruits and the crafts by so many talented Filipinos.  Who am I kidding?  I am still here, on my desk typing away in my lap top, imagining I am there.  I am not complaining, I am lucky to be living in sunny California.  These images, were taken by a good friend of mine Vic Sy,  he decided to take a trip to Philippines and was kind enough to send me images of whatever catches his fancy.

Pottery is one of the cottage industry that turn out nice beautiful pots not only to be used as planters but also as vessel for water that is mostly found in the homes of most folks who lives in the provinces.



The fruits are all year round, having only two seasons of the year, rainy and sunny days.

I could almost taste the mangoes, delicious.


This one is called guayabano, tangy and sweet, great for juice also.


This is the jeepney, preferred means of transportation.

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The water buffalo commonly know as carabao, is a farmer’s best friend and a treasured possession.


This is one of old houses, you can still very much see the Spanish influence in the architecture.


I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of the Philippines.  I know there’s a lot of beautiful places to see…..

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