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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!"
April 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Make Mother's Day even more special by making your mom a recycled paper brooch!
April 26th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Mother's day is only a few weeks away on May 13-- are you ready for it? To give you plenty of time to plan, I wanted to introduce you to five incredible Etsy shops that you can buy jewelry from for Mother's Day. Not only are they unique and creative shops, but they use recycled materials when making their products! Oh, and did I mention that all of the items I'm sharing today are under $40? Instead of buying from a big box store this Mother's Day, consider buying handmade from shops like these!
February 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
It seems too early to even think about Easter, but items are already showing up in the stores! Before you spend money on items at the big box stores, try eco-friendly DIY projects like this one!
February 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Do you like to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day? Well, we have 5 incredible recycled craft projects that will [&hellip
August 5th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Denim scraps are easy to use up but how about those hard hems and edges? Here is one easy peasy way to use them up to make beautiful handstamped wrapping paper.
December 23rd, 2010 | by Maria
Five handmade gifts for coworkers, teachers, mail carriers, and other special people in your life.
December 15th, 2010 | by Maria
Five handmade gifts for him, no matter who the him in your life may be
December 9th, 2010 | by Maria
Handmade baby gifts have more heart than store-bought, so you know that your recipient will cherish them for a long time. Craft up these seven baby gifts this holiday season.
November 10th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Gift-giving season is just around the corner, and we've got a handmade holiday on our minds! If you're going to give handmade gifts, it's best to get an early jump on making things.
The trickiest folks to shop for are the ones who seem to have everything they want already. I find that food-related gifts really win out in these situations. Here are some tasty gift ideas that are sure to please!
September 17th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Littlefly in the UK has created something truly unique- jewelry made from the pages of books
August 21st, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
I love jewelry that is unique and if it is vintage and unique I really adore it. Eco-Artware has a [&hellip
December 27th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
[Recycled Ornament Tree based on a tutorial from Indie Fixx] The gifts are all gifted, and maybe the ambitious among [&hellip