Saturday, January 28, 2017

Event: Upcycled Fun at Car Free Sunday


WahSoSimple joined in the fun at CarFreeSunday on 22 January 2017! It was a great way to spend our Sunday morning along Connaught Drive. We ran a crafting booth, sharing how easy it is to upcycle everyday items at home with the help of some washi tape. It was great fun making bookmarks at our booth with used envelopes and gorgeous washi tape. 



Next time, before you throw something away, why not pause and think if you can make something useful with the help of washi tape. 


Till our next blog post, craft something! =)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Craft Workshop: PRESSPLAY 2017 - Shrink Plastic Workshop


We are absolutely thrilled to be part of PRESSPLAY 2017, an annual youth festival organised by Singapore National Library Board, who planned a myriad of arts programmes to the public.


WahSoSimple conducted a shrink plastic workshop at the Bedok Library on 21 January 2017. It was a great session of hands-on fun watching their creations come to life. We drew, coloured and cut each unique creation and popped them into the oven. The shrinked art were then transformed into lapel pins and quirky hanging mobiles. We had as much fun as the participants as we spent the rainy afternoon creating their masterpieces. 


If you would also like to experience the magic of shrink plastic, join us at our second workshop on 11th February at 2.30 pm at the Bukit Merah Library. Do check the PRESSPLAY 2017 facebook page for details.

Till our next blog post, craft something! =)

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Craft Workshop: Upcycling Old T Shirts


Do you know that a simple cotton T shirt requires up to 2,700L of water before it makes its eventful journey from a cotton plant into your wardrobe space? The water it requires provides drinking water to an individual for 900 days!

Learning this astonishing fact gave us a fresh perspective of the humble T shirts we own,  and how we should give it a second lease in life post its prime days in our wardrobe.  It inspired us to craft a pot coaster from old T shirts and we were very happy to run a workshop teaching this craft to a group of school teachers.


WahSoSimple was humbled to have teachers as our students on 14 Jan 2017, as we showed them how they could make their own pot coasters from old T shirts. The session was to inspire them on how they could impart the knowledge of upcycling to their students.


If you are planning to organise an upcycling initiative, why not reach out to us and we will share some workshop ideas which you can consider. Drop us a note at hello@wahsosimple.com to enquire.

Till our next blog post, craft something with your hands! =)

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Event: The UP Market @ Toa Payoh Hub Atrium

Happy New Year!! May all the good things happen to you in 2017! =)

WahSoSimple conducted a hands-on workshop and ran a selling booth at the The UP Market @ Toa Payoh hub atrium area on 18 December 2016. We showed residents how to make an upcycled pot coaster from pre-loved T shirts and how to use washi tape on old envelopes to make bookmarks.
This day marked our second year as a participant in this meaningful event.

Our hands-on Workshop: We brought in many pieces of old t-shirts and showed residents how they can cut the t-shirts into smaller pieces to tie them to a piece of anti-skid rug to make pot holders.




Photo courtesy: Singapore CDC


Our Selling Booth: We show residents how they can use washi tape to upcycle common everyday things to something useful.
Upcycling examples:
  • from toilet rolls and used envelopes to gift wrapping
  • from a old DVD box to a travelling colouring kit
  • from an old cassette box to a holder for your 2017 calendar
  • from cereal boxes to Christmas decorations and mini-magazine holder
  • from one-sided printed paper to a notebook
  • from a used envelope to a bookmark
We sold washi tapes and had a hands-on 'make-a-bookmark' activity. It was fun! =)


Photo courtesy: Singapore CDC

Till our next blog post, craft something! =)

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