Author name: Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with β€œsleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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3 DIY Vodka Cleaning Recipes

A little for the counters, a little for the person cleaning the counters. Vodka combines some of the best properties from many other green cleaning pantry staples. Try these simple vodka cleaning recipes.

baking soda and vinegar

How to Clean with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar is nothing new, but there are just so many ways to use these two kitchen ingredients. Here are a ton of ideas for how to clean with baking soda and vinegar.

This cute little no-sew felt owl is a perfect way to take a break from the summer swelter.

Summer Craft for Kids: No-Sew Recycled Felt Owl

I love some outdoor summer fun, but sometimes you need a little indoor project to beat the heat. This cute little no-sew felt owl is a perfect way to take a break from the summer swelter.

pinned draft stopper

Keep Cold Air Inside with a Draft Blocker

You might think of a draft blocker – aka a draft dodger – as something to keep cold air out during winter months, but you can also use it to keep cold air in all summer long.

Start popping bottles, y'all. Here's how to make a cork boak board from wine corks! You only need three craft supplies to make it, and one of them is free!

How to Make a Cork Board from Wine Corks

Start popping bottles, y’all. Here’s how to make a cork boak board from wine corks! You only need three craft supplies to make it, and one of them is free!

Lori Guilderson, owner of Charlotte's Friends, gives second-hand traditional dolls (think Bratz) a feminist makeover. Goodbye, unrealistic standards of beauty; hello, dolls that look like an average person!

Charlotte’s Friends Upcycled Dolls

Lori Guilderson, owner of Charlotte’s Friends, gives traditional dolls (think Bratz) a feminist makeover. Meet Lori and learn all about what inspires her!

Food packaging waste is one of my pet peeves. These are some DIY ways to reduce the amount of paper and plastic waste you bring home from the grocery store.

5 DIY Ways to Reduce Food Packaging Waste

Food packaging waste is one of my pet peeves. These are some DIY ways to reduce food packaging waste, like the amount of paper and plastic, that you bring home from the grocery store.

Next time you've got an empty bottle, try getting your craft on instead with some of these craft projects for glass bottles!

8 Craft Projects for Glass Bottles

Here in the U.S. we use over 11 million tons of glass per year. Recycling that glass is definitely better than throwing it away but recycling still uses energy from trucking the waste to the recycling center to the actual recycling process. Next time you’ve got an empty bottle, try getting your craft on instead with some of these projects!

Upcycled Planters - Whiskey Barrel

9 Upcycled & DIY Planters for Your Container Garden

Whether you’re growing food, succulents, or houseplants, you need something to put those babies in. These upcycled and DIY planters come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can choose what’s best for your garden.

Upcycled Denim Skirt from Blue Jeans

14 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

There are so many ways to reuse old jeans! Grab some scissors, pull out the sewing machine, and let’s do some upcycling.

Newspaper Art on Brown Paper

How to Reuse Brown Packing Paper

The paper that companies use to cushion packages is so handy! Here’s how to reuse brown packing paper, whether you need it to look fancy or just functional.

Treat your skin to an energizing sugar scrub with a bright, citrusy scent!

Maple Lemongrass Energizing Sugar Scrub

Aromatic sugar scrubs are my favorite remedy for dry skin. You get to exfoliate, moisturize, and treat yourself to a little aromatherapy all at the same time! This Maple Lemongrass Sugar Scrub is energizing and revitalizing.

You know that rolls and rolls of paper aren't the best choice for wrapping holiday gifts. Try these eco-friendly gift wrap options instead!

Guide to Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap

It’s giftwrap time, y’all. But you know that rolls and rolls of paper aren’t the best choice for wrapping holiday gifts. Try these eco-friendly gift wrap options instead!

These are some of our favorite craft books for kids!

Craft Books for Kids: The CAGW Guide

Craft books make great holiday gifts for kids. A book is a gift your kiddos can open again and again for crafty inspiration. These are some of our favorite craft books for kids!

Treat the folks on your holiday list to some DIY beauty gifts!

11 DIY Beauty Gifts

Treat the folks on your holiday list to some DIY beauty gifts! You can pick and choose stocking stuffers, or combine a few of the DIY beauty gift ideas below into a sweet little kit.

These Thanksgiving craft for kids will occupy the littles so you can cook, set the table, and maybe even eat in peace.

9 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

I think the perfect Thanksgiving crafts for kids are ones that they can do independently, are on-theme, and that don’t make too huge a mess. These craft ideas fit the bill!

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces: Dipped Pine Cones

12 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is in just a few weeks. Are you making DIY Thanksgiving decorations? We’ve got ideas for DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces to fit any tablescape.

Here's how to reuse a canvas, whether you want to completely start over or make a piece of found art your own.

How to Reuse a Canvas

Here’s how to reuse a canvas, whether you want to completely start over or make a piece of found art your own.

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