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Toilet paper flowers

Tutorial Pretty Bracelet

I have found on the net this pretty tutorial.

What if I replace the blue stone with plastic bottle beads?

This will be my next project 🙂

Source: http://www.prettydesigns.com/16-pretty-bracelet-tutorials/

DIY Blue Stone Bracelet

Introducing Diy or Buy!

And today we introduce Kriszta from DIY or BUY. I’ve found her online during one of my research for inspiration and she agreed to answer some of my questions.

I am very happy to see how many people love to recycle. The items she creates are beautiful and all her links deserve to be visited.

Happy reading!

trunkos photo8Where do you come from?

My name is Kriszta Trunkos. I live in Miskolc, Hungary, Middle-Europe.

When did you start and why?

I started recycling plastic bottles in 2011. Before that, I made many crafts. When I was a child my mother and grandmother taught me how to embroider, knit and crochet. Later I began to spin baskets and make flowers from wrinkled paper. Upcycling is a new word but not a new way of making good use of previously used materials . In the late ’80s I had already made several items from my old jeans, like bags and purses. At that time I was a student so I didn‘t have much money. Because of this I tried to sew unique and special accessories for myself. Nowadays people live in prosperity and there are many products on the market. But, many people are wasteful and unaware of the need to take special care of our environment. Although research shows the detrimental effects of waste and pollution on our environment, many of us do nothing to prevent this. With my upcycled items I would like to show people how to use recycled materials in creative new ways! I offer workshops for children and adults who want to learn how to take previously used materials and turn them into unique and special items.

 Is this your main activity?

My main occupation is being a jurist.

 vegyes csavartWhich plastic do you use?

I mainly use the PET bottle as raw material. The first thing I made from a plastic bottle was a flower. A video on YouTube inspired me to try this technique. As we (my family and I) don‘t drink bottled water, I asked my friends to collect PET bottles for me and in return I produced beautiful and unique decorative flowers.

Thanks to recently appeared coloured bottles in the market, it is easier for me to make very colourful and varied items without altering the original colour and – as I see – people are wondering how many types of bottles we have.

Where do you get the plastic you need?

Friends and family collect bottles for me. Also, when I exhibit my products I always create a space where visitors can leave their used bottles.

Virágok együttWho are your clients?

I‘m primarily an artist creating exhibits. On occasion I participate in fairs and other events and I sell my products there. My products are also available online and in February I opened my new Etsy shop.

Do you work alone or you have somebody that helps you?

Mainly I work alone. My younger daughter helps me sometimes.

What do you love? What do you hate?

I love all creative activities, especially those which involve reuse and recycling. By contrast I hate wastefulness, environmental pollution and the lack of knowledge regarding these.

 Where do you want to see your activity?

Everywhere! I truly believe that people will eventually understand that our resources are limited and that we have a responsibility to do what we can to save our planet for future generations. I have hope that some day we will all appreciate the value and significance of 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle)!

 zöldarany1Who and what inspires you?

I‘m inspired by the hope for future generations to have a home on an Earth with abundant natural resources. With an eco-friendly attitude we can turn trash into treasure!

How many hours a day do you spend creating your products?

I create in my spare time. If I am not creating a new product or piece of artwork, then I am often thinking of one.

rsz rózsa háttérrel 1How do you find clients?

Usually the clients find me in their search for eco-friendly products.

And how do they find you?

The best advertising comes from environmentally-conscious people who are wearing my products.   I, too, am wearing several of my products at any given time. At my exhibitions the visitors can learn more about me and my work and are provided with my contact information.

Where can we buy your products?

On my Facebook page, where I introduce all my products. Products can be ordered by posting a message there. There is also a local community which supports local producers, farmers and craftsmen. They sell some of my products. And the newest opportunity is to visit my recently opened Etsy shop.

How has this activity changed your life?

I have been recycling since I was a child, so it‘s not a big lifestyle change for me. It has created an opportunity, though, for me to share this environmentally-conscious craft and service with the rest of the community and to inspire a new eco-friendly lifestyle for others!

P4213252Any advise for people who would like to start something similar?

Start with your immediate environment. Look around in your own homes and you will find many recyclable items. Think creatively before throwing something away. Waste management isn‘t enough to clean our environment.

A message for our readers?

I hope my fun, creative and environmentally responsible upcycling inspires others to do eco-friendly DIY products and gifts. Be inspired and try some creative projects at home! Together we can create a healthier planet!

Where can we find you online?

I have a Facebook page, the name is: DIY or buy

I have chosen this name in order to inspire everybody to try out upcycling instead of throwing things they don‘t need away.

The link of my FB page is:


I opened a shop on Etsy, which can be found here:


You can follow me on Pinterest where you can see my recycled items of course and a lot of other amazing recycled ideas too:


I work on custom order as well that you can request on my FB page.


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Eclastic Key holder


I am always looking for new ideas and constantly doing new experiment.

This week I have tried to do a unisex key holder made with plastic bottle and decorated with a piece of hand painted dvd.

What do you think?

Would you use it?


“Eclastic“ (Eco – & Plastic) aims at producing beautiful jewelery, made out of recycled bottles & other plastic. 

Any water/soda bottle brand or cd is used to make fantastic pieces of art.

It all started along these lines: ”How can I recycle plastic? 

Google and a bit of fantasy did the rest.

The Eclastic Jewelry are 100% hand made. Each piece is unique. We cut, burn, bake, melt and assemble each piece with a lot of patience and respect for the environment.

With your purchase of “Eclastic Jewelry”, you are supporting the local community in the Maasai Mara Eco-system. 20% of the Sale Price goes towards educating and training local Maasai women to recycle their plastic bottles & sell the end product to tourists.

This project is supported by Mara and Little Mara Bush Camps.

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