I Found My Marbles, and Some Cool ways to Reuse and Recycle them..

Recycle This is an amazing blog about how to reuse and recycle anything. Just ask the question. Recently, a question about marbles came up and I had to tune in.

Some of the reader ideas and creative suggestions included:

  • gathering them up for a backyard project by placing them for stepping stones outside for a colorful zen garden.
  • using a huge washing-up bowl with loads of marbles, filling it with hot water, essential oils and soaking your feet for a footsie massage by rolling them over the marbles.

Any more more suggestions? These are pretty creative. I like the idea of using them in garden sculptures, ikebana centerpieces, or using them in artwork, like something as simple as a still life.

Above image of marbles is in the public domain.

Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

Sustainability studies: PresidioMBA.org &
B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

Contact: lucillechi (at) gmail.com


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  1. I like colorful marbles in a clear glass jar or vase. A nice thing to look at on a window sill. Or you could set a votive holder in a short wide square vase with marbles filling in the space around the votive holder and light them up with a tealight inside. I’ve done it with seaglass instead of marbles and it makes a beautiful centerpiece.

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