February 8th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Did anyone notice that I missed the December Green Crafts Showcase? With the holiday madness, I completely forgot! I decided to put all of the entries from December and January together and pick my top 5 favorites! Here they are!
February 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm selling lots of old and vintage picture frames in my booth. I've painted them so they look rejuvenated, but I hate how the cardboard glares through the glass. I decided to make my own "filler" that not only solves the boring cardboard problem, but promotes my website as well!
February 1st, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
You all know that I love creating "wreaths" from picture frames, so why not apply the same concept to a Valentine's Day wreath
January 31st, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I got two shutters from a garage sale and was eager to see how I could incorporate them into my booth. Using shutters as a display is not a new idea, but nevertheless, I wanted to give you a few ideas of what you could do in your craft booth with old shutters
January 25th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In addition to my dry erase price signs, I need to price each item individually with my booth code. Many antique/art stores do this in order to keep track of which booth earned money. Instead of using new price tags from the store, why not make your own from recycled paper? They're so much cuter and way more eco-friendly!
January 24th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
In last week's post, Bubble Gum Machine Button Display, I shared that I am opening my own booth at a local antique/art shop. I'm sharing all of my eco-friendly display ideas, so here's another one-- upcycle small picture frames into price displays!
January 18th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
2013 begins a new crafting chapter for me-- I'm opening my own booth in a local antique/art shop! I know a lot of you might have your own booth or are interested in opening one, so let's share our eco-friendly display ideas together!
January 17th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Want to make your coffee area look organized and pretty? Recycle your old jars into cute canisters for your sugar, cream, and coffee beans!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
December 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
There's something so sweet about little origami puffy hearts!
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 22nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I have an over abundance of mason jars, so I'm always looking for different ways to repurpose them. From canning to crafts, they have so many uses. Here's just one of the many ideas I came up with for this season-- a snowman mason jar!
November 16th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Don't you just love when the wrapping is just as cute as the gift your giving? An Altoids tin is the perfect way to give your small gifts this year like jewelry or gift cards!