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Holiday Craft How-to: DIY Gift Candles

November 25th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

After a little too much time on Pinterest this past weekend, the wife and I decided to try our hands at making a few DIY gift candles for some of our friends and family. I can't say the project was a complete success (more on that in a minute), but we were able to put a bunch of our saved-up mason and jam jars to good use and ended up with more than a dozen cute gift candles. Not bad, I thought, for a first attempt!


Wine Corks to Wall Art

December 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Although I'm not a drinker, I was given a huge bag of wine corks to craft with! I was inspired by Sustainablog's 8+ Ways to Upcycle Wine Corks Creatively post and decided to transform my wine corks into wall art. This project would be perfect for a wine lover's Christmas gift-- plus, it's super easy to make!


Recycled “Mitten” Gift Holder

December 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I searched Pinterest to find a cute way to give small gifts this Christmas. I saw several projects of the traditional laced mittens and laced stockings, and thought it would be great for small items! I simply added an eco-friendly twist by using book pages. If you want to impress your co-workers with a cute gift, or dress up that gift card for a friend, this is the perfect project for you!


A Quick and Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift!

December 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

If you follow us on Pinterest, you probably saw this idea from Alisa Burke that Becky pinned to our board. I've also seen these beautiful pieces of art from Creative Genius Art, too. I fell in love with the idea, so I decided to make my own version for Christmas gifts!


5 Upcycled Gift Wraps for Dad

June 13th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Father's Day is just around the corner. Now that you've found that perfect gift for dad, let's wrap it up! I love upcycling newspaper and brown bags for gift wraps because they're so readily available around the house. For this Father's Day, instead of putting a bow on your upcycled gift wrap, let's spice it up for dad with things he loves


5 Adorable Ideas for Father’s Day!

June 7th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 17! Instead of spending money at big box stores, make your gift extra special by making it yourself! Here are 5 adorable ideas to get you started


DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea: Eco-Friendly Tool Box Gift Card Holder

May 31st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Well, tomorrow is June 1st and you know what that means-- Father's Day is right around the corner! Is your dad just too hard to shop for? Most of the time, we get my dad a gift card because we're just not sure what to get him. I know that sounds boring, but gift cards don't have to be boring! I saw this paper tool box pin on pinterest this week and thought, "I bet I could make one of those to hold a gift card!" Dress up your gift card with this adorable eco-friendly tool box gift card holder!


How-to: Handmade Graduation Card

May 18th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Graduation time is here! Cards are so expensive to buy and are such a waste because most people throw them away. Instead, make your own from materials you already have!


10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Let's face it, Mother's Day is two days away and even though I've warned you, you still haven't made anything for your mom. Well, no fear my friends, I've put together a list of fabulous eco-friendly and last minute gifts for Mother's Day!


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!"



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