November 19th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
My kiddo used to be over her building blocks. Whereas she once spent hours building entire wooden cities, she's into superheroes now. So I made these outdated toys brand-new again, kicked her building block play back into high gear, and totally thrilled the socks off of her just by decoupaging comic book images onto some of her blocks
November 11th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
You don't need a store-bought, factory-made greeting card
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
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
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
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!
February 8th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Did anyone notice that I missed the December Green Crafts Showcase? With the holiday madness, I completely forgot! I decided to put all of the entries from December and January together and pick my top 5 favorites! Here they are!
February 7th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
I'm selling lots of old and vintage picture frames in my booth. I've painted them so they look rejuvenated, but I hate how the cardboard glares through the glass. I decided to make my own "filler" that not only solves the boring cardboard problem, but promotes my website as well!
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!
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!
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!