Recycling is something that has been instilled in me since I started living in Australia and I completely understand the reasoning behind it and 110% support it – we do enough to kill our planet as it is… Then I moved to South Africa and we had one bin, for EVERYTHING. One day as I was taking the rubbish out I realised how many potential containers could have been reused and not only save the universe but save me money as well… so there I started, I took the empty peanut butter tub, removed the labeling, cleaned it and put my sugar in it… it didn’t stop there, and I started to realise how much we waste as human beings on things that could be reused… I could sit here whining about how there isn’t recycle bins or I could do something about it – I chose the latter option and did something about it. I know you are thinking – WHY, that won’t look pretty… BUT BEHOLD! THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN DO!!!
RE-USE YOUR COCA COLA BOTTLES FOR OILS, DISH WASHING POWDER/LAUNDRY
CANS CAN BE MADE INTO PRETTY VASES!
FOR MORE COOL TIPS:
Today while on set for my schools Interdisciplinary project I came up with an idea for quick “how to’s” tips to make things for props, make up and styling without spending too much money! Sounds good right? Well I know I am excited! The thing that gave me the idea was during our set we had to create a scenario where two actors are sitting, having a drink and one of the characters is trying to seduce the other character (who is married) and they have clearly being drinking so their inhibition is quite compromised. Not to bore you with the details I will get straight to the point!
We had to make the alcohol look like whisky so someone suggested that we use apple juice… I am a bit of a financial penny grabber so I started to see dollar signs in my head and came up with a more cost effective, and more realistic looking ‘whisky’ recipe… SUPER EASY…
You will need:
*An empty whisky bottle (Good thing my housemates are sometimes alcoholics so there was one laying around on the fridge… NOTE TO YOU, always keep at least one of those kind of bottles on top of your fridge because you never know when you will need it – for me it was today!)
*Cold and Hot Water
Easy to do instructions:
1) Throw tea bag into empty whisky bottle
2) Pour hot water into whisky bottle half way
3) Pour cold water til it reaches the 3/4 mark to cool down the tea
And voila, you have your whisky! All you need now is two whisky glasses or tumblers to add to the scene and now your characters can look like they are drinking without getting drunk!
To check out other cool tricks for making alcoholic drinks on set I found this website which is quite interesting: