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  • Are You an Artist or a Crafter?

    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the difference between craft and art. Primarily my question is: if I am a crafter, at what point do I become an artist? More

  • How-to: Tree Stump Card Holder

    Packing bright holiday cheer back into boxes can make your home seem a little lonely after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Not to mention that the bags of wrapping and packaging are enough to make any eco conscience a little bit guilty. Luckily, there are creative ways to use holiday décor in a whole new way as winter persists. This simple three step tutorial offers several decorating tips for a Christmas tree stump card holder – an eco friendly and free winter craft that you can make from your Christmas tree or leftover tree lot stumps. More

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    Crafting a Green World’s authors are supported by a revenue-sharing agreement with the company that operates Crafting a Green World, Important Media. Of course, it’s never enough to make a real living, so if you want to make sure this author keeps making great info available, consider leaving a tip. More

  • How-To: Colgate Toothpaste Tube, Toothbrush Holder

    Guest post by: Tiffany Threadgould, TerraCycle’s Chief Designer Upcycle your toothpaste tubes into this fresh bathroom caddy Looking for a refreshing alternative to throwing away your toothpaste tubes? This easy do-it-yourself project upcycles your empty tubes into a simple toothbrush holder. Upcycling materials like these are a great way to reuse without costing a mint. […] More

  • Green Crafter Profile: Wooly Baby

    Wooly Baby makes adorable eco-friendly slippers for kids that are made from recycled wool sweaters and leather jackets. Josie Marsh started making these upcycled slippers when her daughter starting to walk in November of 2008 and has continued to create adorable baby shoes ever since. She said, “I’m finding that people really value an eco-friendly […] More

  • cosa verde Lists Reuse Centers by State/Continent

    Are you looking for some unconventional material for your green crafting? Why not stop in at your local reuse center? These treasure troves are chock full of discarded, over run and unwanted supplies that might not seem like much to the lay person, but to a creative type it is like heaven. More

  • Greening the Cooper-Hewitt

    Over on the Daily Beast, curator Ellen Lupton, talks about how the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum greened up their show Why Design Now? in the Triennial design exhibit. The exhibit is an annual look at the goings on in the fields of architecture, products, fashion, graphics, and more. In Why Design Now? the ever present beat […] More

  • Greenaid Brings Color to Urban Landscapes

    Check out this great little green idea. Greenaid takes old gumball machines, rehabs them and turns them into “seedbomb” dispensers. The seedbombs are made from clay, compost and seeds and are perfect for the cracks, crevices and empty spaces found in daily life. They can be temporarily placed in sidewalk cracks, empty planters and in […] More

  • Craft Hope Gives Hope to Gulf Coast

    As the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico wears on, the catastrophe can feel so big and unwieldy it is hard to figure out just how to help. We’ve already told you how you can donate hair and natural fibers to create oil booms, but as a crafter is there more you can do? Step […] More

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