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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!


Crafting with T-Shirt Sleeves

August 4th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

You've used up old t-shirts to make various projects. Now you have a pile of cut up sleeves. What do you do with them all? Find out how you can


How-to: Take in a Tank Top

May 31st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

One of the things that intimidates people about sewing is it seems like a very precise art. Of course, sewing can be that way, but not every project requires complete precision and control. In fact, there are lots of beginner sewing and mending projects that require a lot less skill than you might think! Taking in a too-big tank top is one of these


Fab Fabrics: Recycled Felt and Four Felt Projects

January 18th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We've talked about the joys of recycled felt before. Whether we're talking felted wool from reclaimed sweaters or Kunin's Eco-fi made from recycled plastic bottles, crafting with recycled felt is a great way to lighten your DIY footprint.


Fab Fabrics: Vintage Finds from JoonE

November 30th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

You know we love vintage fabrics around here. Second hand supplies make it easy as pie to be eco-friendly. Sure, they may have had a sizable footprint when they were created, but by crafting with gently used vintage fabrics, you're giving that fabric a new life and diverting the waste from the landfill


Your Christmas Tree: Five Alternatives

November 24th, 2010 | by Maria

If you're worried that cutting down a Christmas tree isn't the most eco-friendly way to decorate your home this year, here are five alternatives that are just as beautiful and earth friendly



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