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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


Crafty Book Review: Side by Side, by Tsia Carson

July 1st, 2013 | by Julie Finn

It's no problem to find crafts for kids to do. It's no problem to find crafts to do for kids. Crafts that you can do along with your kids, however? Collaborative crafts that work well even when one participant is young and one is old? Projects that an adult doesn't have be bored by or bossy about, that a kid can contribute meaningfully to, that they'll both enjoy just as well? Yeah, those are a little harder to come by


“I Love You” Wall Art

February 14th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share one of the pieces I just put together for my craft booth— "I Love You" wall art!


Craft Booth Ideas: Recycled Paper Price Tags

January 25th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

In addition to my dry erase price signs, I need to price each item individually with my booth code. Many antique/art stores do this in order to keep track of which booth earned money. Instead of using new price tags from the store, why not make your own from recycled paper? They're so much cuter and way more eco-friendly!


Recycling Christmas Cards: Framed Art

December 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

While visiting family this week, I noticed my mom received a stack of Christmas cards from family and friends. She had a genius idea that I just had to share! Several of the cards had beautiful graphics that weren't too "Christmasy" and were worth saving, so she decided to frame them!


Recycling Christmas Cards

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!


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!


Recycled Utensil Holder

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


Pumpkin Luminary Jar!

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!


Pumpkin Napkin Ring Holder

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!


Recycled Paper Pumpkins!

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!


Music Wall Art, Part 2

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!


How To: Junk Mail Bookmarks

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!


How To: Fridge Frames from Cardboard Boxes

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!


How To: Magazine Place Cards

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!


How To: DIY Dishwasher Magnet

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!


How To: Upcycle an Old Calendar into Art

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!



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