Browsing the "eco" Tag

How To: Sheet Music Tree

August 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week on Pinterest, I came across a really adorable scrap book paper tree from Two Girls Being Crafty (via Everyday Mom Ideas). I loved the concept, so I decided to turn it into a completely upcycled project by using reclaimed sheet music instead of scrap book paper!


Reader Question: Cool Crafts with Old Computer Parts

July 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

One of our awesome readers, Abby, asked if we had any projects for old computer parts. In response to her question, we put together a round-up of 5 cool crafts with old computer parts! Grab your keyboards, circuit boards, etc, and get crafty!


How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

July 6th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Have you come across the adorable picture frame wreaths on Pinterest like this one from A Glimpse Inside? I think they are so creative and colorful compared to the average wreath! I decided to make my own eco-friendly version of a picture frame wreath using recycled materials. Grab an empty picture frame and some recycled paper to make your own!


Top 5 Projects from the June Green Crafts Showcase!

July 5th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

It's time for more green crafts goodness from our Green Crafts Showcase! Like I said in the Top 5 Projects from the May Green Crafts Showcase post, please visit each of these sites and encourage them with your sweet comments!Here's the top 5 projects from June


How To: T-Shirt Wall Art

June 29th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

As my roommate went through her old clothes this week, she could not let go of one particular shirt. She loved the graphic, but she had outgrown the shirt. A previous post, Reader Tip: T-Shirt as Art, came to mind and I made this adorable wall art for her! If you have old t-shirts that you can no longer wear, but want to keep, this is the perfect project for you!


How To: Upcycle Candle Holders into Colorful Organizers!

June 22nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Do you remember my Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket post? Well, I decided to give my candle holders another makeover so that I could use them daily, instead of once a year. Grab your candle holders, candle jars, or any small jar that you may have, and transform them into colorful organizers!


How To: Eco-Friendly “Sparklers”

June 15th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Have you seen this Fourth of July post from Martha Stewart? I absolutely loved the red, white, and blue pom-poms she used to decorate the buffet table for the Fourth of July, so I decided to make my own eco-friendly version!


How To: Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Tie Pot

June 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Last week on Pinterest, I came across an adorable Tie Pot from Make It and Love It. I thought I would make my own eco-friendly version using an empty coffee can and newspaper. This tie pot has so many possibilities and is the perfect gift for any dad! Let's get started!


DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea: Eco-Friendly Tool Box Gift Card Holder

May 31st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Well, tomorrow is June 1st and you know what that means-- Father's Day is right around the corner! Is your dad just too hard to shop for? Most of the time, we get my dad a gift card because we're just not sure what to get him. I know that sounds boring, but gift cards don't have to be boring! I saw this paper tool box pin on pinterest this week and thought, "I bet I could make one of those to hold a gift card!" Dress up your gift card with this adorable eco-friendly tool box gift card holder!


5 Projects to Upcycle Your Summer Shells!

May 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

When I was younger (and even now) I loved to collect shells on the beach when my family went on vacation. When we got home, though, we had a ton of shells with no real purpose. Instead of storing them or throwing them away, try making these amazing craft projects!



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