Author Archives: Becky Striepe

12 DIY Christmas Tree Ideas for a Waste Free Christmas

December 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Uh oh. Did you forget to pick out a Christmas tree this year? The pickings are getting slim, but maybe that's for the best. Instead of a sheddy tree that you have to curb at the end of the month, you can make a recycled forever tree that has a lot more heart. I'm loving these recycled DIY Christmas tree ideas!

9 Gift Wrapping Ideas for a Waste-Free Holiday

November 20th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Whether you're lovingly creating handmade gifts for your whole list or decided to shop for most of your gifts this year, a little handmade gift wrapping adds some extra heart. Here are some DIY gift wrapping ideas that cost less and waste less

Craftivism in Action: Embroidering Against Sexism

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Crafter Marie Brian - aka The Cotton Floozy on Instagram - was fed up with hateful and sexist comments on her blog. Rather than start a flame war, Brian grabbed her embroidery needle in a stunning example of craftivism

Make These 10 Cleaning Supplies Instead of Buying

October 30th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Homemade cleaning supplies are the best. There. I said it. They're cheaper than store-bought. You can reuse containers to reduce waste. And you control the ingredients, so you can be sure you're not "cleaning" your home with toxic chemicals

Are there toxic chemicals in your craft supplies?

October 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We love green craft supplies around here, and we talk about how to find green craft supplies quite a bit. What we don't often dive into are the toxic chemicals you're avoiding when you choose natural craft supplies. Here are seven common toxic chemicals that might be lurking in your crafty stash

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