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!
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!
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!
May 11th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Let's face it, Mother's Day is two days away and even though I've warned you, you still haven't made anything for your mom. Well, no fear my friends, I've put together a list of fabulous eco-friendly and last minute gifts for Mother's Day!
May 3rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
When thinking about more Mother's Day ideas, I thought about how my mom prefers to receive a plant rather than flowers. Then, I remembered that Becky shared 5 awesome ideas for DIY plant markers last week. I've seen little plant markers before at hospitals where they say "It's a boy" or "Get well soon," so I decided to make a plant "flag" that says, "Happy Mother's Day!"
April 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Make Mother's Day even more special by making your mom a recycled paper brooch!
March 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week I was researching some ideas for a wedding shower that I'm hosting at the end of this month. I came across this beautiful dessert table set up from Hostess With the Mostess and I thought, "I bet I could make that with recycled materials!" I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try with magazine pages!
March 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
St. Patrick's Day is next Saturday, March 17-- have you crafted for it yet? The only projects I've made so far are the Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks. I needed inspiration to make my St. Patrick's Day even more crafty! To get all of us inspired, I found 5 fun and eco-friendly projects for us to try!
February 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
It seems too early to even think about Easter, but items are already showing up in the stores! Before you spend money on items at the big box stores, try eco-friendly DIY projects like this one!
February 10th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Do you have a lot of candles around your home like I do? What do you do with the jar once your candle has burned out? Put it to good use and create something sweet for Valentine's Day like this decorated Valentine's Day jar!
February 3rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Every year I receive some of these yummy chocolates, as I'm sure most people do too (or I shamefully buy them for myself!). Once the chocolates are gone, though, the average person would think these cute boxes don't really have a purpose. However, if you have a crafty, eco-friendly mind like me, these adorable hearts can have new life! What did I do? I created awesome wall art!
January 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This Valentine's Day, make something different and fun for your kids to hand out to their friends-- a toilet paper roll Valentine! It's more eco-friendly and they are one-of-kind Valentines!
January 26th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Maps are one of those things that just look cool. I look at one and I'm immediately inspired to travel the world and see everything each place has to offer. Why not utilize such an amazing item to spice up every day, boring pieces? Here are 10 incredible ideas to transform those boring items into inspiring ones!
January 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week I wanted to create a project that brought the outside, in (because it's too cold to go outside right now!). I looked around my house for inspiration and I found a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls. I've done projects with toilet paper rolls before like the Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Lights and the Christmas "Candle" Cover, but I wanted to make something more natural-looking. Drawing inspiration from a fall project I did on my personal blog, I created a Cardboard and Toilet Paper Roll Tree!
January 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Most people know I love crafting, so they always give me items that they think I could use (which I absolutely love!). My friend and her family saved a few wine bottles for me after one of their family gatherings and I was so excited to do a a project with them! Then, a few weeks ago, I found several books of sheet music at a thrift store for 50 cents each. Add these items together and you get a really fun and recycled decor piece-- a sheet music bottle!
December 22nd, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
Even though Christmas isn't here yet, I'm already thinking about my goals for the New Year! If you're anything like me, the New Year motivates me to get organized and generally deep clean my life (room, car, closet, etc). With organization on the brain, I want to share 5 incredible projects that will inspire you to get organized in 2012! Not only are these projects great for organizing, but they upcycle items you probably have around your home!
December 8th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
After last week's post, How To: Laundry Cup Wall Art, I started thinking about other uses for rolled magazine pages. Then, I was inspired by Julie's Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions post to create some recyclable gift solutions of my own! Put the two together, and I made my own gift tags that can double as ornaments!
December 1st, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
An amazing reader asked if we had any ideas for the cups/lids that come with laundry detergent. This question got my crafting wheels turning! With laundry cups/lids, magazines and magazine ads left over from the Black Friday madness, I made some cool wall art! This project is the perfect way to save those pointless and wasteful magazines and turn them into something worth looking at!
February 17th, 2011 | by Beth Holmes
We appraised our situation like the mature adults we are. It was determined, with my full agreement, that I was making too much stuff, and that I needed to figure out what to do with this stuff when it’s complete. Something better than “I’ll just set that right here for now” and then leaving it to get buried by piles of mail and library books
January 25th, 2011 | by Kilduff Kolleen
More than a few gifts this past holiday season were gift cards for friends and family. And although they possessed [&hellip