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5 Upcycled and Unique Garden Ideas for Spring!

March 29th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Are you loving spring as much as I am? I'm loving the gorgeous weather, and, despite my allergies, I'm even loving the beautiful flowers! All of this beauty inspires me to create my own slice of spring in my yard. This week I found 5 upcycled and unique projects to get us started!


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!


5 Fun and Eco-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Projects!

March 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

St. Patrick's Day is next Saturday, March 17-- have you crafted for it yet? The only projects I've made so far are the Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks. I needed inspiration to make my St. Patrick's Day even more crafty! To get all of us inspired, I found 5 fun and eco-friendly projects for us to try!


Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks!

March 2nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

After posting last week's project, Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket, I realized I completely skipped over St. Patrick's Day! To get some inspiration, I visited Pinterest. I found an adorable St. Patrick's Day banner tutorial from The Crafting Chicks that I loved! I especially liked the "leaves" of the shamrock that were made from hearts. Then, I remembered a post that I saw on TPcraft.com, where they made toilet paper rolls into hearts. Combining the two amazing projects, I came up with toilet paper roll shamrocks!


Toilet Paper Roll Valentine

January 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This Valentine's Day, make something different and fun for your kids to hand out to their friends-- a toilet paper roll Valentine! It's more eco-friendly and they are one-of-kind Valentines!


How To: Cardboard & Toilet Paper Roll Tree

January 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I wanted to create a project that brought the outside, in (because it's too cold to go outside right now!). I looked around my house for inspiration and I found a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls. I've done projects with toilet paper rolls before like the Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Lights and the Christmas "Candle" Cover, but I wanted to make something more natural-looking. Drawing inspiration from a fall project I did on my personal blog, I created a Cardboard and Toilet Paper Roll Tree!


Reader Question: 5 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags!

January 19th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Before we get into 5 ways you can recycle plastic bags, I want to encourage you first and foremost to use reusable grocery bags instead of plastic bags. However, there are those days when we forget our reusable ones, and I know not all of our friends and family use reusable grocery bags. With all of that said, here are five unique ways to reuse plastic bags!


How To: Sheet Music Bottle

January 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Most people know I love crafting, so they always give me items that they think I could use (which I absolutely love!). My friend and her family saved a few wine bottles for me after one of their family gatherings and I was so excited to do a a project with them! Then, a few weeks ago, I found several books of sheet music at a thrift store for 50 cents each. Add these items together and you get a really fun and recycled decor piece-- a sheet music bottle!


New Year Cleaning: 5 Projects for Your Old T-Shirts

January 5th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

If you're anything like me, the New Year makes me want to reorganize and clean! Often times I go through my clothes to see what fits, what needs to be "retired," etc. If you can't refashion your wardrobe like Becky shared yesterday, there are even more options! Hang on to your old t-shirts to try out these amazing projects! For example, perhaps there are some shirts that you would love to keep for sentimental reasons, or one that has a really fun pattern, but just doesn't fit anymore-- these are the perfect shirts to recycle! The only problem you will have is deciding which one of these projects you should try first!


How To: A “Happy New Year” Banner from Old Christmas Cards

December 29th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

All of our Christmas decorations are put away, but this stack of Christmas cards stayed on our counter. I always feel guilty about throwing them away--especially the personal, handwritten ones. However, with New Years Eve in mind, I came up with a way to reuse those old Christmas cards! Many New Years Eve parties have banners and lots of fun decorations, but are far from eco-friendly! What is the solution? Use your old Christmas cards to make a fun and unique banner for New Years Eve!



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