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How-to: Kid-Made Recycled Cardboard Pendants

January 8th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Kids love to make their own jewelry, and these pendants, crafted from upcycled cardboard, are especially fun to create and wear. The pendants cost no money, slip easily inside a letter to a pen pal, and, if the kid gets tired of wearing them, can be tossed right back into the recycling bin


Yes, I DID Wrap All of My Christmas Presents in Newspaper and Brown Paper Bags

December 24th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

Store-bought wrapping paper offends me for a lot of reasons--the wasted money, the wasted resources, the energy misspent on buying ephemeral window dressing instead of focusing on family time. And yet brown paper bags and sheets of newspaper, the go-to gift wrap for the thrifty and eco-minded, aren't so much...well...cute. To solve the cuteness dilemma, I spent a lot of effort decorating my first several packages with various upcycled materials and stash components. And then... ...I did something different



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