December 21st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Isn't it hard to part with the beautiful Christmas cards that you receive from family and friends? Last year I made a New Years banner from Christmas cards and Becky has shared Seven Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards, but here are 5 more ways you can recycle all of those gorgeous cards!
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!
November 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Last weekend I was looking for Thanksgiving table decorations on Pinterest. I came across these fabulous utensil holders from The Idea Room. I decided to use their idea, but put an eco-friendly spin on it by using a recycled cardboard box instead of cardstock
October 12th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
There are plenty of luminary jar tutorials out there, but many of them use new materials rather than recycling what you already have on hand. You can make your own pumpkin luminary jars for Halloween using recycled jars and book pages! They are so simple, yet insanely adorable!
October 4th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
A few days ago I came across these precious pumpkin rings from Wild Olive. The concept inspired me-- the ring she created reminded me of a napkin ring holder! If you're hosting a Halloween dinner party, or even Thanksgiving dinner, give your event a special touch with your own pumpkin napkin ring holders!
September 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Can you believe that next Monday is October 1st? In preparation, I was browsing Pinterest for unique pumpkin ideas. I came across this awesome tutorial from Two Paper Divas and knew I had to try it! Instead of using scrapbook paper, though, I decided to make this project even more eco-friendly by using book pages!
September 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Remember my first Music Wall Art idea? Well, here's part 2! My roommates and I had a large blank space over our couch that was driving me insane! I didn't want to buy any artwork from a big box store, so I decided to create my own. I've seen several projects on Pinterest that have lyrical artwork and they inspired me to make my own "It is Well" wall art. You can adapt this with your own favorite quote or lyric too! Here's how to do it!
September 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm sure you all can tell that I am ready for fall! Through Pinterest, I found these 5 fabulous fall decor projects to get you inspired!
August 31st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm so excited for fall that I'm already coming up with fall craft projects. My first mission this week was to make a fall wreath for our front door!
August 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I saw these adorable page corner bookmarks from Oh Crafts and had to make some of my own. I thought they would be perfect for children who are back in school or even college students. Grab your junk mail envelopes and make some of your own eco-friendly bookmarks!
August 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
I saw an adorable frame idea on Pinterest from Leah at The Way We Are. Leah glued magnets to the back of picture frames in order to display her daughter's artwork in an organized and beautiful way. I had several cardboard boxes in my craft stash, so I decided to repurpose them into my own fridge frames!
August 17th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Are you having a family dinner this week? Perhaps you're having a birthday party this month. If you were thinking about purchasing or making place cards for your event, consider creating these fun and recycled place cards instead!
August 16th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
My roommates and I decided that we needed one of those dishwasher magnets that tells you whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Instead of buying a plastic one from the store, I decided to make one! Here's how you can make your own!
August 10th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
One of the awesome ideas from Becky's 10 Ways to Upcycle an Old Calendar post was to frame a picture from a calendar. A few weeks ago, I was in a thrift store with my mom and she came across a Van Gogh Calendar from 2000. She encouraged me to buy the calendar and I'm so glad I listened! Now, I have a beautiful piece of art framed in my room for a lot less!
August 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week on Pinterest, I came across a really adorable scrap book paper tree from Two Girls Being Crafty (via Everyday Mom Ideas). I loved the concept, so I decided to turn it into a completely upcycled project by using reclaimed sheet music instead of scrap book paper!
July 31st, 2012 | by Julie Finn
If you can't get enough of smash books, check out my review of Mahe Zehra Husain's newest e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books, Smashing and Making Your Own Upcycled Smash Books, then read to the end to learn how to receive your own free copy, as well as The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling and a series of video classes on upcycling paint chips into greeting cards
July 6th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Have you come across the adorable picture frame wreaths on Pinterest like this one from A Glimpse Inside? I think they are so creative and colorful compared to the average wreath! I decided to make my own eco-friendly version of a picture frame wreath using recycled materials. Grab an empty picture frame and some recycled paper to make your own!
June 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
The Fourth of July is just a few days away! If you're hosting a get-together at your home and want to make some eco-friendly decorations, or if you just want to create some crafts with your kiddos, you need to check out these awesome tutorials!
June 22nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Do you remember my Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket post? Well, I decided to give my candle holders another makeover so that I could use them daily, instead of once a year. Grab your candle holders, candle jars, or any small jar that you may have, and transform them into colorful organizers!
June 15th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Have you seen this Fourth of July post from Martha Stewart? I absolutely loved the red, white, and blue pom-poms she used to decorate the buffet table for the Fourth of July, so I decided to make my own eco-friendly version!
June 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
We've done several projects before with book pages, but what about the entire book? My degree is in English so I'm obsessed with books-- especially vintage/antique books that have tons of character. They're such a beautiful and simple way to decorate! Here are 5 ways you can give an old book new life!