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At Your Fingertips: Vintage Film Series Taught Upcycling Before it Was Cool

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


How-to: Make Your Own Fingerpaint with Kitchen Ingredients [video]

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!


Three DIY Necktie Projects

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


Upcycled Bunny Crafts for Easter

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


Creative Houses from Reclaimed Stuff

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


Conserve Energy with Homemade Curtains

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



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