Browsing the "environment" Tag

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!


How To: Sponge Holder from a Shampoo Bottle

April 5th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

At my house we have a missing sponge issue-- you know, when the sponge gets lost among the huge pile of dishes. My roommate and I went to the store hoping to find a solution, but all we found were overpriced sponge holders. I realize $10-$20 is not a lot for some people, but when you're on a tight budget, it's too much for a silly sponge holder! I decided I would make our own holder. I had an empty shampoo bottle, so I went on Pinterest for some inspiration. When I found Make It and Love It's Holder for Charging a Cell Phone that was made from a lotion bottle, I thought, "I could hang my sponge from the faucet of the sink!" Here's how you can make your own


How-To: Medicine Bottle Vase

March 30th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

I love having fresh flowers around the house to bring color and life to a room. This week I decided to create a vase out of recycled materials to hold all of those gorgeous flowers! With a medicine bottle and toilet paper rolls, I created a beautiful vase to bring the outside, in!


How To: Make a Decorative Bird’s Nest for Spring!

March 16th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week on Pinterest, I saw a tutorial from Country Living on how to make a paper mache bird's nest. I wanted to create something similar, but I wanted it to look like a real bird's nest. I went outside and gathered some sticks off the ground and made my own decorative bird's nest for Spring!



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