Got old books? Yeah, who doesn’t. The question should be…What do we do with all of our old books? Well besides donating them to a school, or library, or a used book store, how about making yourself a purse. Chrisjob over at Curbly.com created one & put together this great video tutorial for turning your… Read More »
Not sure how to reuse those odds & ends around the house? How about turning them into fun toys for your feline friend. Here are 5 ways to reuse everyday household items and turn them into cat toys. 1- Turn an old sock & some string into a mouse. Simply cut the sock in half,… Read More »
Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from… Read More »
Need to make some room for all the new stuff you got on Christmas? Then do a little “spring cleaning” and donate your gently used things to homeless shelters, animal shelters or local businesses asking for donations. Here is my list of the top 5 things to clean out of your closets & give them… Read More »
New Year’s Eve is all about making the most noise at midnight. This year do it in Eco-Style with these DIY recycled water bottle noise makers. They are really easy & a fun project to do with the kids. What you’ll need: Empty plastic water bottle Beans, coins, or other items to place inside 1… Read More »
Got egg cartons? Then donate your extras to a local egg farmer. The farmers will reuse your egg cartons giving them a second life, thus helping out the local farmers as well as the planet. Also, check with the store that sold you the eggs because you can sometimes make your donation directly through them.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has an awesome greeting card recycling program that is a great way to reuse & recycle while helping the amazing kids at the Ranch campuses. All you have to do is mail your used thank you notes, greeting & holiday cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. When St. Jude’s… Read More »
Wrapping paper from holiday gifts is largely to blame for a 25% spike in curbside trash volume between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. What is the eco-minded gift-giver to do? The best thing to do if you are giving physical gifts this season is to wrap them in an eco-friendly way.… Read More »
Decorated your winter gardens this year with DIY flowers made from recycled soda cans by CanarsieBK. You’ll need the following: 1 empty can of soda 1 bottle cap Razor Scissors Drill or nail String Stick How to Make Flowers Using a Soda Can: 1- Use razor (and scissor if necessary) to cut off the top… Read More »
Save your “not so fresh” stale bread and recycle it by feeding it to the birds in your backyard this winter.