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Upcycled Lid Jewelry Tray

January 10th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

I went into my roommate's room a few days ago and she had her jewelry on a lid from a candle. I loved it's simplicity, so I told her that I was stealing her idea, but making it a tad bit prettier! Here's how you can make your own upcycled jewelry tray!


Thrift Store Lampshade Makeover!

January 4th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

I found an old lampshade at a thrift store and thought it was the perfect shape for my vintage lamp. I didn't like the fabric on the outside, though, so I decided to give it a makeover!


How To: Wine Cork Magnets

January 3rd, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

As I shared in the Wine Corks to Wall Art post, I was given a large bag of wine corks to craft with. Through Pinterest, I came across these adorable wine cork magnets on Etsy and thought, "I bet I could make those myself!" They're super simple to make, so collect your corks and get crafty!


Recycling Christmas Cards: Framed Art

December 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

While visiting family this week, I noticed my mom received a stack of Christmas cards from family and friends. She had a genius idea that I just had to share! Several of the cards had beautiful graphics that weren't too "Christmasy" and were worth saving, so she decided to frame them!


New Years Goal Board

December 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

I saw this fantastic pin on Pinterest on how to make a bucket list board. The idea is to write your bucket list items and hang them up on the board. Once you've completed an item, you put it in the bucket. It's a great way to visualize items you would like to complete. I decided to create a New Years goal board so that I can visualize and remember all of my goals for the New Year!


Recycling Christmas Cards

December 21st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Isn't it hard to part with the beautiful Christmas cards that you receive from family and friends? Last year I made a New Years banner from Christmas cards and Becky has shared Seven Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards, but here are 5 more ways you can recycle all of those gorgeous cards!


Wine Corks to Wall Art

December 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Although I'm not a drinker, I was given a huge bag of wine corks to craft with! I was inspired by Sustainablog's 8+ Ways to Upcycle Wine Corks Creatively post and decided to transform my wine corks into wall art. This project would be perfect for a wine lover's Christmas gift-- plus, it's super easy to make!


Recycled “Mitten” Gift Holder

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!


A Quick and Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift!

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!


Button Wreath Ornament

December 6th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

I really miss all of the homemade ornaments that I would put on our Christmas tree when I was growing up. I loved the stories they brought each year as we put them on the tree. In order to start my own "stories," I've been trying to make my own Christmas ornaments. Last year I made these fabulous recycled magazine ornaments and this year I was inspired by Craftapalooza's button wreath!



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