Monthly Archives: September 2011

10 Burlap Craft Projects

September 28th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Don't you just love burlap? It's eco-friendly, cheap (sometimes even free!), and gives any project a bit of Earthy, shabby chic appeal. There are lots of fun ways that you can incorporate burlap into your crafty endeavors! Here are some tips on finding burlap and a list of burlap craft projects to help kickstart your crafting


How-to: Make a Burlap Sunglasses Case

September 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Instead of buying new, I decided whip up a sunglasses case using supplies that were already in my craft room. Hurrah! This case was a surprise, so those are my giant, white sunglasses in the photos. He wears pretty big glasses, too, so I modeled the size on my huge pair. If you wear less chunky sunglasses, you might want to size this sunglasses case tutorial down a bit to accommodate, so they'll fit snugly


Five Handmade Alphabets that You Can Craft from Recycled, Upcycled, or Natural Materials

September 26th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

Whether you have a child who's learning her letters, or you simply recognize the decorative potential of a lovely font, a handmade alphabet can be simple to make out of a wide variety of eco-friendly materials. If your green crafting ethic prefers upcycling, or if you choose to use only natural materials, read on for a variety of ways to craft your own handmade letters


How-to: Sew a Stuffed Fabric Alphabet from Upcycled, Recycled, or Natural Fabrics

September 25th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

As a children's toy, a holiday decoration, or a wonderful present (a child's name? A couple's first monogram? How fun!), stuffed fabric letters are a way to show your personality and use up just about any kind of fabric in your stash. Neatly sewing up those letters with holes in them can be very tricky, however, but let me show you how, and you'll be off and running


Halloween Craft: Mummified Glass Jar Candle Holder

September 23rd, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Make these upcycled glass jar mummy candle holders (lanterns) for Halloween. Group them as a family or put individual pieces on front steps or line them up on the walkway. No matter how you choose to use them, they'll be sure to bring smiles to your trick or treaters.


Balancing The Green in Your Crafty Business

September 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

I'm going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I'm doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It's not about feeling guilty; it's just about growing. From time to time, it's great to take an honest look at what you're doing and see how you can do even better!



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