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!
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!
November 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I saw Childmade's Paper Roll Turkey on Pinterest and was inspired to make my own version! It's so simple to make and would be adorable on your Thanksgiving table!
November 1st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
As promised in last week's Recycle a Popcorn Tin into a Trash Can post, here is what I did with the lid of the popcorn tin!
October 29th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I am super passionate about reusing because I love taking one person's "trash" and turning it into treasure! So many people take the easy way out and go to big box stores on items they could easily find at garage sales and thrift stores. Buying second hand reduces landfill waste and helps you skip the impact of buying new! To help inform and inspire you, I put together the top 5 items that I look for when I go to garage sales and thrift stores
October 18th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Fall is here and the cooler weather has arrived! My favorite accessory for cool weather is a scarf. After finding tons of tutorials for scarves, I decided to put together 5 of my favorite DIY scarves!
October 5th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Are you ready to see the features from the September Green Crafts Showcase? I know they will inspire you just like they inspired me!
September 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Remember my first Music Wall Art idea? Well, here's part 2! My roommates and I had a large blank space over our couch that was driving me insane! I didn't want to buy any artwork from a big box store, so I decided to create my own. I've seen several projects on Pinterest that have lyrical artwork and they inspired me to make my own "It is Well" wall art. You can adapt this with your own favorite quote or lyric too! Here's how to do it!
August 30th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week, my friend asked me to help her decorate for a baby shower that her family is hosting. Of course, I am super excited to help create one-of-a-kind decorations that are inexpensive and eco-friendly! Instead of using new fabric, though, I went to my local thrift store and bought old pillowcases and curtains in the colors that the mom-to-be wanted (brown, teal, and pink). Here's how you can make your own upcycled fabric banner!
August 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I saw an adorable frame idea on Pinterest from Leah at The Way We Are. Leah glued magnets to the back of picture frames in order to display her daughter's artwork in an organized and beautiful way. I had several cardboard boxes in my craft stash, so I decided to repurpose them into my own fridge frames!