Tin Can Crafts: Make Your Own Recycled Luminaries

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I love a good upcycle. It’s satisfying in so many ways; upcycling is inexpensive, it’s eco-friendly, and you use your imagination to envision something in a different way. And tin cans are such a multi-purpose item. I thought it was fitting that they be repurposed into tin can crafts: DIY luminaries for Earth Day. Patio season is just around the corner. What better way to dress up your outdoor space than with these incredibly easy and inexpensive luminaries? Supplies needed {Read More}

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts: Recycled Monster Treat Holders

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Every time I throw out empty toilet paper rolls,  I think “I should do something useful with these!” Well, today I did! And I enlisted the help of my kids. Win/win!  You wouldn’t think these colorful, treat holdin’ characters were once used to dispense toilet paper! I bet you already have the supplies on hand to make your own toilet paper roll crafts! Supplies needed to make your own monster toilet paper roll crafts: Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Acrylic Craft {Read More}

Light Up Star Decor Inspired by PB Kids

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Ever since I saw this light up star in Pottery Barn Kid’s catalog, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make my own.  When my mother brought us some wonderful boxes of chocolates for Valentine’s day, I knew I had the supplies I needed to make my own PB Kids light up star.  I love to be able to use recycled products in my crafting, and this was the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day and get my crafting {Read More}

Recycled Cup & Saucer Bird Feeder

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I love to thrift shop almost as much as I love to craft. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand! Choosing to craft with re-purposed items means you save your pocket book and the environment at the same time. What’s not to love about that? This recycled bird feeder is a fun project to make with all those beautiful mismatched tea sets you often find at thrift stores. It comes together super easy, the decorating options are endless, and your feathered friends {Read More}

How-to: Natural Fabric Dye with Turmeric & Blueberries

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I have done very little fabric dyeing in my life. To be honest, it kind of intimidates me! I consider myself a seasoned crafter but I still get nervous that I will permanently mess something up with fabric dye. However, I decided to face my fears and try natural dyeing techniques. Guess what? It is totally awesome! It’s easy and fun. Just about any fruit or veggie will dye fabric. You can even use certain spices. So it’s fun to {Read More}

Recycled Craft: Portable Art Case

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I have a couple of budding artists in my house, and it seems like we have projects and materials spread all over the house. I consider this a good thing- but I still wanted to contain the supplies a bit, and in a fun way. I made this custom art suitcase out of a thrifted book. It was very inexpensive, and makes a great portable, and customizable art studio! Supplies needed to make your own portable art case recycled craft: Hardback {Read More}

DIY Seek and Find Bottle Game

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Do you need a fun and easy way to entertain your little ones? Not sure what do with those water or pop bottles you throw away? Celebrate Earth Day and recycle them into a Seek and Find bottle game! It’s great to have in the car, in the diaper bag, or on the coffee table. Adults and children will get enjoyment trying to find what is in hidden in the bottle. Can you find all the hidden objects? Supplies needed to {Read More}

Earth Day DIY Celebration and Giveaway!

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Earth Day is almost here! (April 22nd, 2013) To celebrate,  we’re bringing you 4 “green” DIY projects you can easily re-create with recycled materials! You can make a difference, even just with some small changes! See what these bloggers are doing to make an impact: Dana of MADE created Tin Can Caddies:   Jamie & Jacinda of Prudent Baby created an Upcycled Carnival. How fun!   Allison of Petit Elefant created these awesome DIY T-Shirt Necklaces:   Marie from Make and Takes created these adorable {Read More}

Turn Christmas Lights into Pretty Patio Decor

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Does anyone else feel sad when it is time to box up Christmas/holiday decor? I always feel a little bummed that the holidays are over because the holidays are a great excuse to beautify our world. To keep the blues away, I came up with a way to recycle Christmas lights and use them all year. Embellished patio lights! Let’s get started. Supplies needed to turn Christmas lights into patio decor: Christmas Lights (preferably white) Vellum Paper Washi Tape & {Read More}