December 22nd, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
Even though Christmas isn't here yet, I'm already thinking about my goals for the New Year! If you're anything like me, the New Year motivates me to get organized and generally deep clean my life (room, car, closet, etc). With organization on the brain, I want to share 5 incredible projects that will inspire you to get organized in 2012! Not only are these projects great for organizing, but they upcycle items you probably have around your home!
December 15th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
Christmas decorations can be very wasteful, so why not recycle items you already have around your home? I mentioned in my How To: Transform Christmas "Candles" post that I am addicted to using toilet paper rolls in craft projects. Well, my love for them has not changed-- especially after this project! I decided to take my love for toilet paper rolls and combine it with my love for Christmas decorations. It made a beautiful combination--toilet paper "Christmas Lights."
December 9th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
As you could tell from my How To: Make a Mini Christmas Tree post, I love making little Christmas trees to decorate around the house. The bad thing about other DIY mini Christmas tree projects is that they aren't necessarily eco-friendly! However, I found five incredible eco-friendly projects that would be perfect around the house, on the Christmas dinner table, or even to give as a gift at a holiday party! Take a peek at these awesome tutorials and be inspired!
December 8th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
After last week's post, How To: Laundry Cup Wall Art, I started thinking about other uses for rolled magazine pages. Then, I was inspired by Julie's Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions post to create some recyclable gift solutions of my own! Put the two together, and I made my own gift tags that can double as ornaments!
December 2nd, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
With the craziness of the season, though, sometimes we don't have time to create our own gift wrap, or, we just don't have the materials on hand. So, with all of the terrible excuses aside, I wanted to provide you all with another option-- buying eco-friendly gift wrap. Buying these items allows you to support eco-friendly shops from Etsy instead of buying far-from-eco-friendly products at the big box stores. The following are five gift wrapping ideas that are beautiful for under your tree and the environment
November 1st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
My good friend and fellow green crafter Shannon Mulkey and I did a panel at this year's Summit of Awesome, and it was....awesome! We felt like it was a bit silly to print or photocopy disposable paper handouts for a green crafting panel, so instead I whipped up this infographic sharing a lot of the resources we talked about on the panel.
For you folks that couldn't make it out to the Summit this year, I wanted to share the graphic here with you! Here it is
September 21st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
I'm going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I'm doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It's not about feeling guilty; it's just about growing. From time to time, it's great to take an honest look at what you're doing and see how you can do even better!
August 23rd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
We've covered the beautiful, bold prints from ten14 organic textiles before, and I'm drooling over Josi's new line of fabrics just for fall and winter!
August 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Party decor can mean a lot of waste, but it doesn't have to! Instead of heading to the party supply store for generic decorations, you can raid your recycle bin and upcycle yourself some pinwheel party decorations instead
July 20th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Yesterday, we made a table runner from scrap fabric, but what are some other ways to use what you have to add a little DIY flair to your home
April 30th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
Here are five eco crafts you can make for mom
April 29th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
SImple junk or trash items can be transformed to help your garden grown.
April 2nd, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
Looking for eco garden inspiration
March 4th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
Not long ago local store shelves were filled with green products, now they're nowhere to be found. What happened
February 25th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
Seven fabulous green books filled with eco-crafts
February 16th, 2011 | by Maria
Five rugs that you can create using recycled materials to keep your home clean during the upcoming wet, spring months.
January 8th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
Check out ReadyMade's top 20 projects from
January 7th, 2011 | by Wenona Napolitano
As one of my crafty new year's resolutions is to get organized, here are some eco-style solutions for your craft room.
December 24th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Several last minute decorating ideas that make use of leftover holiday ornaments that didn't make it on your tree
December 3rd, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Make your own DIY Christmas tree this year
November 5th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Here's a contest for all the crafty folks out there creating fabulous DIY projects- the first annual ReadyMade 100 DIY Contest
October 24th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Christmas is coming, do you want a home soda making machine? I didn't because I thought they were complicated. But boy was I wrong, they couldn't be easier to use