Monthly Archives: October 2011

Five Upcycled Autumn Buntings and Garlands

October 31st, 2011 | by Julie Finn

If you'd like to make decorations that you can leave up from now through Thanksgiving, check out these five tutorials for fall garlands and autumn buntings that make use of upcycled materials


Make an Upcycled Cardboard Leaf Garland for Autumn

October 30th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

As long as recycled cardstock or cardboard fits my color scheme (and painting counts!), I like to upcycle it into temporary holiday garlands to decorate those last bits of uncluttered surface in my house. Read on to see that my red Valentine heart garlands (made from Target photo processing envelopes) and my yellow and green autumn leaf garlands (made from Crayola boxes) are easy to make, and would look pretty great in your house, too


DIY Halloween is Greener, Kinder

October 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Here in the U.S., we're predicted to spend over $7 billion on Halloween this year. That's billion. And most of what we're buying is not so great for the planet. This year, use your crafty prowess to have a greener, kinder Halloween


How-to: Make Upcycled Tin Lanterns for Halloween

October 25th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Halloween decorations can be incredibly wasteful, but they don't have to be! You could buy plastic decorations that you'll probably only use once, but with a little crafty know-how, you can whip up your own custom decorations that are less wasteful and have a whole lot of heart. Karen showed you how to mummify glass candle holders and make paper luminary covers, and you can use reclaimed tin cans to make some light-up Halloween decorations, too!


How-to: Autumn Leaf Mobile

October 23rd, 2011 | by Julie Finn

A light and airy mobile, whether it's hung over the dining room table or the kitchen sink, is a wonderful way to show off the colorful autumn leaves that you've preserved, and it's a fall decoration that easily works all the way through Thanksgiving



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