Browsing the "environment" Tag

Reusing is Green: Finding Second Hand Craft Supplies

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


5 DIY Scarves for Fall

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!


Music Wall Art, Part 2

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!


Why do you craft green?

July 21st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

I got the chance to chat with the ladies over at Celbrate Green about green crafting, and it got me thinking about why choosing eco-friendly craft supplies is important to me. It also made me curious about you guys! What made you decide to ditch conventional craft supplies in favor of one that are better for the planet? What does green crafting mean to you? I'll tell you mine, and I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


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!


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!


How To: Mother’s Day Plant “Flag”

May 3rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

When thinking about more Mother's Day ideas, I thought about how my mom prefers to receive a plant rather than flowers. Then, I remembered that Becky shared 5 awesome ideas for DIY plant markers last week. I've seen little plant markers before at hospitals where they say "It's a boy" or "Get well soon," so I decided to make a plant "flag" that says, "Happy Mother's Day!"


10 Earth Day Ideas for Children!

April 19th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Did you know that Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22? Well, it is! I think it's important to inform children why it's so important to take care of the Earth-- they are the future generation and if we don't teach them, who will? Here are some fun projects to do together on Earth Day to give you an opportunity to talk with your children about how to be even more green!



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