Gong Xi Fa Cai Upcycle those red packets with our crafts!

Hong Bao crafts | Use your Chinese New Year red enveloped for fun upcycling! Read how you can make fortune cookies, a traditional pineapple, a lotus flower, or even a handy basket. Great way to reuse all those hong baos / angpows / lai see you collect at Chinese New Year!

It’s that festive time of the year again we know all too well. Crowded supermarkets, massive sales, the distinct smell of bak kwa you either love or hate, and of course the familiar CNY jingles we grew up with buzzing through speakers everywhere. If the hustle and bustle of CNY preparations are not really your speed however, this post might just do the trick for you! It saves you money and also – I should …[Read more]

Drab to Fab Transforming a merchandise canvas bag to a chic sling tote!

A merchandise bag crammed with logos becomes a snazzy sling tote with just some stencil and acrylic work! Waste less upcycle more with Secondsguru.com

Today’s guest post comes from Aashyita Nanda, an HR specialist who found herself at the receiving end of a mountain of merchandise after a day spring cleaning at the office! Here’s her snazzy solution: While at work the other day, I was asked by a Manager to assist in going through a pile of things my department had been accumulating for a few years now. This included broken banners, outdated flyers, and old swag (things …[Read more]

Junk to Funk Tea bag tales

tea-bag-pouches-upcycling to wall decor and writing board

I love tea. I enjoy trying new flavours. And there are some exotics ones out there these days- my recent discoveries being Lychee White Peony by Or Tea and Coffee Mate Tea by Ette. Strangely, caffeine doesn’t bother me (not yet), so I am good with a cuppa any time of the day. My friends and family know that and as a result, I tend to have fascinating options of tea in my home at any given point in time. Every …[Read more]

Secondsguru’s guide to recycling waste in Singapore

Secondsguru Recycling household waste list

As a family we try our best to be environmentally conscientious and create as less waste as we can. Moreover the waste we generate is diligently sorted on a day-on-day basis and divided between the recycling bin [we have a designated bin at home] and the rubbish bin [which eventually goes down the chute]. So I was rather disappointed when I found out about the abysmally low levels of domestic recycling and the rampant contamination of domestic waste in …[Read more]