Browsing the "Creative Reuse" Tag

Talking Waste, Consumerism, and Reuse with Reuse First

December 10th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

As always, I couldn't resist scouring this year's Indie Craft Experience for new green crafters on the scene, and the folks at Reuse First really stood out to me. Jeremiah and Michelle's mix of sweet and cheeky paper goods totally caught my eye, and they were kind enough to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it! Their insights into waste, reuse, and consumerism are really refreshing


5 Fall Projects to Recycle Old Sweaters

November 19th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

It has been positively blustery out there lately, and that chilly weather gets me in the mood to craft with sweaters. Luckily, when the weather gets colder, thrift stores are busting with sweaters, so even if you don't have any in your stash, you can still find sweaters to upcycle for all sorts of fun, fall-themed projects


10 Crafty Ideas for Old Books

October 19th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

If you're an avid thrifter, it's easy as pie to find well-loved books to craft with. Have you amassed a collection of books that need a crafty makeover? Here are 10 projects to get you started!


Crafty Reuse: 10 DIY Jewelry Projects from Recycled Materials

September 14th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Store bought jewelry can come with a hefty environmental impact. From the new materials to produce them to the carbon footprint that goes with shipping them all over the world, that snazzy pair of earrings from the big box store are a little bit on the heavy side. Luckily, you don't have to buy mass-produced jewelry! Instead, you can divert some waste from the landfill and whip up cute, DIY jewelry of your very own. Here are some projects to get you going


How-to: Vintage Necktie Cowl

September 13th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

You know I love a necktie craft, and this vintage cowl was a super fun way to turn an old necktie into something useful and new!



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