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How To: Toilet Paper Roll “Christmas Lights”

December 15th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

Christmas decorations can be very wasteful, so why not recycle items you already have around your home? I mentioned in my How To: Transform Christmas "Candles" post that I am addicted to using toilet paper rolls in craft projects. Well, my love for them has not changed-- especially after this project! I decided to take my love for toilet paper rolls and combine it with my love for Christmas decorations. It made a beautiful combination--toilet paper "Christmas Lights."


5 Christmas Tree Projects From Recycled Materials

December 9th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

As you could tell from my How To: Make a Mini Christmas Tree post, I love making little Christmas trees to decorate around the house. The bad thing about other DIY mini Christmas tree projects is that they aren't necessarily eco-friendly! However, I found five incredible eco-friendly projects that would be perfect around the house, on the Christmas dinner table, or even to give as a gift at a holiday party! Take a peek at these awesome tutorials and be inspired!


How To: Make A Recycled Gift Tag & Ornament

December 8th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

After last week's post, How To: Laundry Cup Wall Art, I started thinking about other uses for rolled magazine pages. Then, I was inspired by Julie's Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions post to create some recyclable gift solutions of my own! Put the two together, and I made my own gift tags that can double as ornaments!


Buy Handmade: 5 Eco-Friendly Giftwrap Options

December 2nd, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

With the craziness of the season, though, sometimes we don't have time to create our own gift wrap, or, we just don't have the materials on hand. So, with all of the terrible excuses aside, I wanted to provide you all with another option-- buying eco-friendly gift wrap. Buying these items allows you to support eco-friendly shops from Etsy instead of buying far-from-eco-friendly products at the big box stores. The following are five gift wrapping ideas that are beautiful for under your tree and the environment


Green Crafty Resources: An Infographic!

November 1st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

My good friend and fellow green crafter Shannon Mulkey and I did a panel at this year's Summit of Awesome, and it was....awesome! We felt like it was a bit silly to print or photocopy disposable paper handouts for a green crafting panel, so instead I whipped up this infographic sharing a lot of the resources we talked about on the panel. For you folks that couldn't make it out to the Summit this year, I wanted to share the graphic here with you! Here it is


Balancing The Green in Your Crafty Business

September 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

I'm going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I'm doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It's not about feeling guilty; it's just about growing. From time to time, it's great to take an honest look at what you're doing and see how you can do even better!


How-to: Create Upcycled Pinwheel Party Decorations

August 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Party decor can mean a lot of waste, but it doesn't have to! Instead of heading to the party supply store for generic decorations, you can raid your recycle bin and upcycle yourself some pinwheel party decorations instead


Where Did the Eco Go?

March 4th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano

Not long ago local store shelves were filled with green products, now they're nowhere to be found. What happened


Discover Eco-Eye Candy at Recyclart

October 15th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano

If you're board and want to check out some cool recycled stuff, you'll love Recycled Art and you'll quickly become addicted by scrolling through all of its awesomeness



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