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!
June 1st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
You all continue to amaze me at the Green Crafts Showcase! Here are the top 5 projects for May! Please [&hellip
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 25th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
In a few weeks I'm moving into a rental home with two other roommates. We're all musicians, so it's a no-brainer that we're going to have lots of musical items/instruments to decorate. My head is spinning with ideas, so I decided to finally work on some wall art for our music space!
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!