Published on December 28th, 2015 | by Julie Finn1
Crafting a Green World’s Best of 2015
What were my favorite posts of 2015?
But enough about me. Let’s talk about YOU.
Based on Crafting a Green World’s super scientifical Site Stats, here (in descending order) are your favorite posts of the year. Here’s our best of 2015!
The nice thing about this Jar of Love is that it isn’t really just a Mother’s Day–or Father’s Day!–project. This gift would be such a treasured one by anyone, for any holiday, or even for no reason at all.
When you’ve got a kid who loves to create, then you need a kid-friendly glue, one that doesn’t contain a ton of preservatives or weird chemicals, and ideally one that’s food-grade, for those sticky fingers that always find their way into mouths. Here’s not just one recipe that fits the bill, but FIVE!
Instead of hitting a tourist shop full of cheap, tacky, and imported junk, this project gives you a way to make a meaningful souvenir that combines hands-on fun with family bonding time.
Fair warning: this tutorial doesn’t work for everybody. I’ve narrowed it down to the fact that some sheets aren’t “standard” sizes. So measure your flat sheet first, and THEN make yourself a new fitted sheet.
I’ve done jeans before using this method, but it really works the best, with the most satisfying results, with T-shirts.
If you’re a newspaper reader like I am, then you know that those newspapers become both a trial and a tribulation. Recycle them for sure, but first, do these 50 crafty things with them!
There are a ton more uses for laundry starch than just making perfect shirt collars. Try one of these three recipes for a natural way to make your own fabric stiffener.
There is a lot of old sheet music lying around. I’m not saying that you need to do your next decoupage project using some signed Gershwin manuscript or anything, but trust me, there is PLENTY of music that you CAN craft with.
I admit that I’m not seeing the huge numbers of scratched CDs and DVDs that I used to, but that doesn’t meant that there aren’t still so many about that you can’t make that amazing CD disco ball that you’ve been wanting. Go ahead and make it!
Oh, my gosh, y’all! I never thought that toilet paper tubes would inspire so much controversy! Some of you think that they’re nasty, and I’m nasty to craft with them, and others of you think that those first people are just germaphobes. I don’t really know what to tell you, except that that’s my kid in the photo there with three toilet paper tubes plastered to her face, so there you go, I guess.
I can’t wait to see what will be our Best of 2015!
P.S. If you’re curious, here’s our Best of 2014.