You haveÂ less thanÂ 2 weeks until Halloween mommys and daddys, so you had better put on your thinking caps and get those costumes together! This year our local elementary school held a Halloween Costume Swap – such aÂ great way to put a little “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” into Halloween and it was a huge success.
My enterprising mother recycled her children’s costumes between her 3 kids.Â Once my previous year’s spaceÂ alien dress was turned into a tunic for my brotherÂ to be Caesar, but mostly she was very into painting cardboard boxes. I would be a tv showing Lassie one year and my sister would be a tv showingÂ Bambi the next year -Â a Bambi that would look an awful lot like Lassie with antlers – not sure her intention was as much reuse as getting 3 kids done fast and cheap, but she was rather cutting edge back in the day. Of course, we all wanted the princess costumes from K-Mart (well, maybe not my brother).
So for this week’s themed nomination let’s get into the Halloween spirit by doing it up EcoEtsy style! Like Montclair Made’s spooky little pouch:
You can do a tag search on Etsy for â€˜all itemsâ€™ and then type in â€˜teamecoetsyâ€™ to find an item or items youâ€™d like to nominate for the weekâ€™s theme.
Please send your nominations by Etsy convo to Cat at Polarity
The deadline isÂ 2PM ESTÂ Wednesday (tomorrow).
Winners will be chosen based on:
1. Picture Quality
2. Appropriateness to the Theme