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  • Your Glitter Craft is Bad for the Environment

    Bad News: Your Glitter Craft is Terrible for the Environment!

    It’s easy to fall in love with glitter, and most of us probably did so when we made that first glitter craft before we were even old enough to read. Glitter is a cheap, colorful craft supply with endless variety to entertain crafters from preschoolers to professionals. Even CAGW has fallen for Big Glitter! When […] More

  • Dandelion Art

    Dandelion Art: 25 Eco-Friendly Projects Using or Celebrating Dandelions

    Dandelions are surprisingly easy to love (as long as they’re not in your veggie garden). You can eat them, you can play with them–heck, you can PAINT with them! It’s dandelion art whether it’s with dandelions or about them. Do you want to craft with a seasonal, natural material in the moment, or do you […] More

  • DIY Gift Bag Tutorial

    How-to: DIY Gift Bags from Any Paper

    Are you Team Wrapping Paper or Team Gift Bag? Once upon a time, I was Team Wrapping Paper. I liked using unusual ephemera, or embellishing large-format blank paper. It was fun to upcycle paper, and I loved how cute and unique my presents looked. The problem, though, is that even upcycled wrapping paper generally gets […] More

  • Crafty Gift Ideas: One Dozen Handmade Baby Gifts to Sew

    Is it weird that making handmade baby gifts is my favorite thing about babies? I mean, yes, greeting a brand-new life is sweet and precious, and the babies, themselves, are of course adorable and wonderful, but mainly it’s the making of tiny and cute things that I get excited about. Give me a sewing machine […] More

  • How to Clean and Refurbish Antique Door Hardware

    I don’t have any kind of yearning to restore my wonky old house to its original condition, but it would be pretty cool to clean and refurbish just those antique door fixtures, just to see what they actually look like. More

  • broken dishes

    20 Ways to Upcycle Broken Dishes

    Instead of tossing it into the waste stream and feeling bad about yourself because of it, give that broken dish a second life by upcycling it into something fun, beautiful, and useful. More

  • broken dish pendant

    How to Make a Broken Dish Pendant

    It’s easier than you think to cut ceramics with a couple of standard tools, and there are loads of ways to finish off the pendant to your taste. More

  • diy sewing table plans

    18 DIY Sewing Table Plans

    Whether you make your sewing table from scratch, or modify it from an existing piece of furniture, DIYing it is a great way not only to avoid buying something else new that will one day end up in the waste stream, but also to make yourself the exact custom sewing table that you need, exactly the way you want it. More

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