Got an old sweater that doesn’t fit you anymore? Instead of tossing it out, up-cycle it into a new sweater vest for a little tyke. Dana over at Made created this awesome tutorial with incredible images on how to do just this. Supplies Needed: Man’s or Woman’s Sweater 1/4 yard knit ribbing (Ribbing is simply… Read More »
Got an old pair of jeans that don’t fit any more? Why not make them into a brand new bag. It’s fun, easy & a great way to upcycle durable fabric like denim. Here’s how to do it… Thanks to se7en for sharing their awesome eco-crafts with us.
Reuse your used coffee grounds as fertilizer! Coffee grounds make a great fertilizer for plants that thrive in acidic soil, like rhododendrons or azaleas. Just sprinkle your used coffee grounds around the base of plants. This will also help to repel ants, snails, and slugs, who can exacerbate an aphid problem.
Here is a really cool craft project that recycles old glass bottles from beer or soda and turns them into new trendy drinking glasses. The project isn’t that difficult, but it does requires some precision & a few tools you most likely don’t have around the house. Tools Glass cutting wheel Bottle cutting jig Small… Read More »
A lot of your favorite household products are recyclable. Products such as aluminum foil are often overlooked, but can be thrown in the recycling bin along with the cans, newspapers & glass. According to the Aluminum Association, Americans toss out enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. So, the next… Read More »
This Valentine’s Day instead of buying fresh cut flowers that only last a few days and are totally full of pesticide toxins Make your sweetie flowers that are eco-friendly because they are made from some extra scrap fabric and will last for years. Here is a great how-to guide by Becky Striepe over at Green… Read More »
Tweedle Press is a full-service design, papermaking, and letterpress print shop that uses eco-friendly materials while still creating stylish, quirky paper goods. Everything about Tweedle Press is Green – including their paper, inks, packaging, & even electricity. Paper – Tweedle Press uses a wide array of 100% recycled paper fibers & 100% recovered cotton rag.… Read More »
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This year make your sweetheart a pop up Valentine’s Day card from old magazines & cardboard. Here is a great video tutorial for making your own Valentine’s Day card. Ok – so there are a couple of supplies in the video that need a little greening up to… Read More »
Thrift store shopping is a great way to practice your 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce – Purchasing a used item rather than a new one reduces the amount of new inputs to the environment. It also keeps all of those items that were in thrift store out of landfills. Reuse – Most items at… Read More »
Want to know just about everything & anything Green? Well, now you can with this incredible list by Mashable. The list includes 100+ sites that give information on everything green. Things like how to lower your carbon footprint, places to find eco-friendly shopping, communities to meet others & discuss the current topics and even dating… Read More »