Crafts w/ Recycled Materials
Which Compost is Best for You?

Which Compost is Best for You?

Because today is Earth Day, here’s an eco-friendly gardening tutorial to help green Mother Earth and to enhance your passion for gardening. Because growing fruit & vegetables is so much more so fun, when the plants reward you with an abundance of produce! And to...

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50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

50+ Beautiful, Personalised, Easy-to-Make DIY Mothers Day Gifts (updated list of great ideas to 'steal'.) Pretty, personalised, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials...

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DIY Postcard Journal Calendar

DIY Postcard Journal Calendar

Need a new calendar for 2018? Need a new journal for 2018?  Don’t buy anything. Instead, create a DIY Postcard Journal Calendar instead.  Here's how. DIY Postcard Journal Calendar Pin It. The idea is based on a perpetual postcard calendar that I spotted a...

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Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

Great Idea: Make your own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope for keepsakes, niknaks and special letters. Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla executed this creative idea that was the brainchild of Paula Spahr. Let me show you her works of art:   How to Make Your Own Recycled...

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Recycled Bottle-Cap Wall-Art

Recycled Bottle-Cap Wall-Art

Maybe because I have been partying this weekend with a massive picnic in the park on Sunday afternoon. Anyhow, I noticed how everyone has their own favorite beer brand, or brands. And I realized how some people in particular really identify with their beer brand,...

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DIY Hanging Bedside Table

DIY Hanging Bedside Table

Instant love for this DIY hanging bedside table made from a slap of recycled walnut wood. This slab of walnut wood is from an aunt's grandfather’s farm. Pulled from the back of the barn and  re-instated in full beauty, it’s now treasured as a heirloom.  What an...

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Recycled Magazine Picture Frames

Recycled Magazine Picture Frames

Two more sleeps …. Earth Day 2015 is on April 22. Let’s do something special. I have been talking about creating recycled magazine picture frames but never given you the instructions on how to make them. Well, here you are: Today I created a tutorial with all the ins...

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3D Butterfly Granny Square Crochet Pattern

3D Butterfly Granny Square Crochet Pattern

I have been working on this: a butterfly granny square pattern. A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked if I could upgrade this free butterfly crochet pattern into a butterfly granny square pattern.  So I did. And I am pleased with the result. You got to love granny...

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Pretty Notebook Cover Makeover

Pretty Notebook Cover Makeover

:: Pretty notebook cover makeover :: Here's yet another paper crafts with recycled materials. I found this rather ugly, but handy ‘To Do’ planner book at a garage sale. 25 cts. I liked that it combined personal and business . It’s not an official planner, but just the...

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Fabric Bottle Wrap

Fabric Bottle Wrap

Bottle wraps and jar cozies don’t have to always be made with intricate mason jar crochet patterns.  Muslin fabric wrap is as beautiful and can be put together with 15 minutes, with just a few stitches.  This fabric wrap technique works on recycled bottles,...

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Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

Will I have time to get this recycled shutters project finished before Thanksgiving?? Maybe.... I am enamoured with plantation shutters these days however. A friend of mine is selling a bunch of new plantation shutters that were measured wrong. Plantation shutters are...

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