December 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week I searched Pinterest to find a cute way to give small gifts this Christmas. I saw several projects of the traditional laced mittens and laced stockings, and thought it would be great for small items! I simply added an eco-friendly twist by using book pages. If you want to impress your co-workers with a cute gift, or dress up that gift card for a friend, this is the perfect project for you!
December 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
If you follow us on Pinterest, you probably saw this idea from Alisa Burke that Becky pinned to our board. I've also seen these beautiful pieces of art from Creative Genius Art, too. I fell in love with the idea, so I decided to make my own version for Christmas gifts!
November 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I've been saving (or hoarding) several glass bottles for craft projects. This week, I looked at the bottles and admired their shape-- their round middle reminded me of Santa Claus! I decided to transform one into a "subtle Santa" for decoration. Here's how you can make your own!
November 15th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
We always put our Christmas tree up the Friday after Thanksgiving, so I'm already thinking about ornaments! Last year I made recycled magazine ornaments, but I wanted to create even more this year! To get some inspiration, I searched Pinterest and found these 5 incredible handmade (and eco-friendly) Christmas ornaments!
December 24th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Here at CAGW, we are decking the halls with some handmade cheer, wrapping up the last of our handmade gifts, and spending some good old quality time with friends and family. You're probably doing the same, but just in case you want to get your last-minute Christmas craft on, we've got some projects for you!
December 14th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Free craft supplies that reduce landfill waste? Don't mind if I do! Here are some wood slice craft projects I found to use up the wood slices I snagged at the local hardware store
November 25th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
Over the past few weeks I've seen several really cute mini Christmas trees. You know, the little ones that are just for decoration, cost an arm and a leg, and are far from eco-friendly? Yeah, those. Enter: a bottle I saved from the trash
November 17th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
I always thought these faux Christmas "candles" were somewhat creepy—especially the ones with red bulbs. Even so, they are definitely a symbol of Christmas! I wanted to make a cover for the candles to make them pretty, but still keep them festive. Something you all should know about me is that I am slightly addicted to using toilet paper rolls in my craft projects. Naturally, I used them in this project as well!
October 28th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Quilting with t-shirts is a great eco-friendly project since it uses up old shirts. But it’s also a great way [&hellip
December 9th, 2010 | by Maria
Handmade baby gifts have more heart than store-bought, so you know that your recipient will cherish them for a long time. Craft up these seven baby gifts this holiday season.
December 2nd, 2010 | by Maria
Give your delicious homemade treats in some eco-friendly packaging you can make at home
November 25th, 2010 | by Maria
Make your Christmas stockings even more special by handcrafting them yourself. Gather some materials just waiting to be recycled and spin them into something that will be handed down through the generations
November 22nd, 2010 | by Julie Finn
Advent calendars let the fun of Christmas last the whole month of December. Check out these five projects and choose the fun, crafty, and eco-friendly advent calendar that you're going to make this year
December 13th, 2009 | by Julie Finn
I’ve given handmade gifts to family and friends for years now, but I never before really cared all that much [&hellip
December 11th, 2009 | by Julie Finn
Sometimes the simplest thing is the best. Okay, the simplest thing is the best thing nearly always in my house, [&hellip
December 9th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better [&hellip
November 28th, 2009 | by Julie Finn
If you have some ugly old Christmas cards on hand, it’s an awesome fix to make them over with fabric [&hellip
November 27th, 2009 | by Julie Finn
My little girlies and I are participating in a handmade card swap with some other families through Kids Craft Weekly, [&hellip
December 16th, 2008 | by Julie Finn
Just as I never buy paper napkins and yet I always seem to have some, I never buy sandwich bags [&hellip
November 25th, 2008 | by Julie Finn
Every Christmas Eve with my mom (you know about my mom, right?), she drags out these utterly godawful stockings for [&hellip
November 22nd, 2008 | by Julie Finn
“I pledge to buy handmade this holiday season, and request that others do the same for me.” Dear Mom, [&hellip
November 18th, 2008 | by Julie Finn
It’s the holiday season, and I understand that my house is supposed to smell like cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg [&hellip