About Karen Lee

Karen Lee Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.



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Halloween Craft Roundup

October 7th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Halloween doesn't have to be wasteful. With a little bit of imagination and planning, you can have an eco-friendly Halloween. Let's explore what Halloween decor and costumes we can make to make Halloween greener.


How-to: Make a Witch’s Hat

October 6th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

A witch is one of the simplest and the easiest characters to be on Halloween. Put on a black outfit and a pointy hat, and you are reading to party. But buying one of those cheap plastic or polyester ones that last a short time is very wasteful. Here is how to make a witch's hat that will last year after year.


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.


How To: Solar Jack-O-Lantern

September 16th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

You can make this eco-friendly solar powered Jack-O-Lantern for less than the price of a real pumpkin. And it's reusable! Here is how.


Green Tips for a Recycled Halloween

September 8th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Halloween doesn't have to be a stressful and wasteful holiday if you put your green crafting skills to work. Here are some ideas on how to make green Halloween less stressful.


Green Crafting: A Justifiable Means to an End?

September 2nd, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Although upcycling and using eco-friendly materials is still preferred but is green crafting a justifiable means to an end when using 'evil' materials in the name of upcycling and reusing? What do you think?


4 Clever Bottle Cap Crafts for Non-Recyclable Plastic Caps

August 26th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

We shouldn't use plastic bottles but plastic bottle caps are on milk cartons, orange cartons, and even yogurt drinks. We can't escape them, even if we don't drink bottled water. So what do we do with all those non-recyclable plastic bottle caps? Collect them and make these cool functional crafts!



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