Friday, September 10, 2010

Nail polish paintings, ecoSCRAPBOOK & Etsy

Many of you may already be familiar with the nail polish drive that my daughter had at the end of last school year. Over 200 nail polish bottles were collected to take to Chemwise for recycling. The reason for this drive was to let people know that there are alternatives to toxic nail polish and how they can avoid adding these toxins to landfills. Read more about that HERE or visit Change Become Change, where I guest blogged about it.

Now we have all these bottles sitting in a plastic container and my daughter really wanted to paint with nail polish. We brainstormed an idea to make paintings and sell them on Etsy to pay for the nail polish bottle recycling fee.
My seven-year-old had a few painting sessions outside on the front porch, where it was breezy and well ventilated (please, if you decide to paint with nail polish DO NOT do it in your house unless you want to get a headache and a little buzz). Here she is working on one of her original paintings:

This is the big announcement I mentioned in yesterday's post: You can now see the FIRST EVER items listed at the ecoSCRAPBOOK shop: Nail Polish Paintings!!! My daughter named each one of the 9x11.5 inch paintings and you can go directly to the Etsy listings by clicking on the titles. Take a look:

The Rolling

Mind Fly I

Mind Fly II

The Black-Eyed Pumpkin


A Christmas Tree

All of these nail polish paintings are now available for purchase at the ecoSCRAPBOOK shop on Etsy. Each original painting pays for 25 bottles of nail polish to be recycled. The paper used is acid free and was manufactured with wind power. 

So what are you waiting for? Visit ecoSCRAPBOOK and buy one or more today! (Yes, I am trying to sell you something, but it's for a good cause. And thank you so much for taking a look.)

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. The ecoSCRAPBOOK shop will have eco-friendly scrapbooking supplies in the near future! I have a lot of ideas for this little Etsy shop so I'll keep you posted!

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  1. i love children´s paintings!!
    greetings from Spain

  2. Hi! Welcome to the Bloggy Moms Club!

    Have a nice day!