Browsing the "green crafting" Tag

Tutorial + How-to: Upcycled Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

October 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Gently glowing, flickering luminaries are a beautiful sight in the evening. They're also an excellent, easy kid's craft. Using any old glass jar as a base, kids will LOVE pasting colorful tissue paper squares to make pretty pictures, and they'll be thrilled to see how gorgeous their creations look that night, with a lit candle inside to start the magic


Crafters We Love: Everyday Eclectic and a Giveaway!

September 20th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

We had the opportunity to interview the crafty couple from Everyday Eclectic-- makers of handcrafted artisan goods like soy candles, natural soaps, and room and linen spray. They are also giving away a prize pack to celebrate CAGW reaching 5,000 likes on Facebook!


How do I Re-use T-shirts: T-shirt Crafts that You Can Wear

September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be. Wearable


Book Page Prints into Greeting Cards from Spooky and Bright

August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee? Include something vintage! I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use


How To: Spruce Up an Old Jewelry Box

April 11th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

If you're anything like me, you've been doing some spring cleaning. I went through my thrift stash this week and found this adorable jewelry box. I liked it to begin with, but I wanted to spruce it up a bit. Here's how you can spruce up your own jewelry box!


Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

February 15th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

I have quite a collection of embroidery hoops, and I've done projects like Embroidery Hoop Easter Eggs and Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins. Even so, I bought more embroidery hoops at a garage sale in order to make colorful wall art pieces for my craft booth. Here's the first one that I came up with!



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