Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s a great time to gather up your fabric scraps, upholstery samples and thrift store finds to make the perfect gift for the special people in your life.
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What can you do with used-up plastic gift cards or credit cards? Here are ideas from five different crafters for upcycling them.
These examples of old eyeglass use show how either a small part of the pair, or the entire pair, can be re-appropriated in a simple way that can be done at home.
An overview of some great DIY projects (with sustainability angles) that Sonia discovered in 2011.
Not everyone is that crafty, and you might feel that you don’t have what it takes to upcycle anything worth keeping. But never fear – there are plenty of interesting and easy-to-make items that make upcycling a breeze.
Got an old computer keyboard you’re thinking about tossing? Don’t – there’s upcycling potential there!
These unique seats have all been made using old items that were no longer needed or useable. But the result is a fully functional piece of furniture that would be excellent to have around the house.
Got old vinyl records laying around? Here are ten ideas for recycling them into eye-catching home decor and jewelry.
There is a bit of a toll on the environment when it comes to wine. The bottles are dark glass and so are easily recycled. But the corks are another story. What are you supposed to do with those strange little tops? How about upcycling them? There are plenty of ideas online. Here are seven […]
You have probably been hearing a lot lately about upcycling, especially on DIY websites or places such as Etsy that specialize in homemade and craft items. But what is it? Upcycling is simply reusing one old object to spice up or change another. You can do this with any item, from clothing to lamps. But […]
Well, last week’s #ecogifts chat on Twitter was a definite success… lots of great ideas from many different tweeters, with a really strong focus on gifts that you can’t buy. Among those who joined us was the folks at The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org), who put in a plug for their own Green Gift Monday initiative. […]
While the oil spill continues to dominate the green blogosphere, one of the most interesting things I’m seeing this week is the relative quiet about tropical storm Bonnie heading right towards the central Gulf Coast. Could be these posts haven’t gotten indexed yet… would love to see some details on the potential impacts of the […]
Got a collection of reusable shopping bags? Same here… but I’ll freely admit that sometimes I forget them, or decide to stop to pick things up when I don’t have them with me. You’re probably in the same boat: despite your best efforts to reduce your use of plastic shopping bags, you’ve still got a […]