About Julie Finn

Julie Finn I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



Author Archives: Julie Finn

Upcycle that Burned-out Bulb! 14 DIY Light Bulb Crafts

November 26th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Incandescent light bulbs may be going the way of the dinosaur, but there are still plenty of them around. Next time you come across one (hopefully as you're switching it out for an LED!), here are great crafts to help you divert it from the waste stream


The 16 Best Easy Origami Projects for Noobs

November 21st, 2014 | by Julie Finn

If you're looking for a totally mess-free, eco-friendly craft project, then origami may just be it--no glue, no glitter, no paint, AND you can use upcycled and vintage papers! Try these easy origami projects that anyone can do


30 Glass Bottle Crafts

November 7th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Glass bottles, whether they held your spaghetti sauce yesterday (here's how to get the label off) or a Coca-Cola fifty years ago (here's how to make it look shiny and new!), make excellent craft supplies


How to Clean Old Glass Bottles

November 5th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Do you ever see old glass bottles, maybe at a flea market, maybe scrounged from an old dump site (we have one of those back in our woods, sigh...), and think, "That bottle would be so great... IF it wasn't covered in 50 years' worth of grime?"



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