May 3rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We're on a vintage craftivism roll here this week! On Wednesday I shared Betsy Greer's 48 Weeks of Historical Craftivism. The video below is yet another example of craftivism before we knew what that really was. It's part of a series of videos on upcycling called At Your Fingertips. It's a little bit hokey but also sort of amazing
November 23rd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
When you think energy conservation, crafting might not spring immediately to mind, but this tea light heater can heat a whole room for pennies!
July 25th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
What kiddo doesn't love to fingerpaint, right? The thing about commercial fingerpaints is they are often full of not-so-natural ingredients, including petroleum products, and the packaging is none to green, either. Rather than deal with plastic packaging and questionable ingredients, you can make your own finger paint with ingredients that you probably have in the kitchen right now!
June 8th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Yesterday, we showed you how to add a little cute to a thrifted necktie with a felt applique, but what about the rest of the ties in your crafty stash? Don’t fret! We’ve got you covered with some super fun necktie crafts
March 30th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Easter is just a few weeks away, so there's plenty of time to create bunny-themed crafts with those kiddies! When you're looking for Easter decorations and basket stuffers, it's easy to go for plastic, disposable, and generally eco-unfriendly options. Instead, why not use your crafty skills to make some cute, Easter crafts without the waste!
In case you're not feeling super inspired, here's a roundup of upcycled bunnies to get you going
January 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Don't you just love when you see kids getting excited about crafting? It's even better when they're fascinated with repurposed materials. A new web series featuring 7-year-old twins Tristin and Tyler is chock full of green crafting inspiration for kids and grown-ups alike!
December 8th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Dan Phillips is a home builder in Texas and an great advocate for sustainable building.
So what does home construction have to do with crafts? A lot, it turns out! His unconventional take on materials is an attitude that most of us green crafters share. The talk is informative, inspiring, and pretty hilarious. Check it
September 8th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
A large percentage of the heat we lose in our homes escapes right through the windows. If you aren’t able to replace old windows with efficient ones, you can still help keep your home cozy and use less electricity or natural gas by whipping up nice, heavy curtains to help insulate drafty windows
May 17th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
In the age of IKEA, it’s so cheap and easy to purchase brand new furniture and housewares. Heck, if it [&hellip
October 28th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better [&hellip