How to Make a One Sheet Paper Purse for Gifting

I’m back with an easy tutorial – it’s the One Sheet Paper Purse for Gifting.  These little bags are super quick to make and look absolutely adorable making them perfect for this holiday season. Let’s start with materials. You’ll need: 1 – 12″ x 12″ or 8.5″ x 11″ Paper or Cardstock 12″ piece of […]

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Upcycled Tutorial | Mother’s Day GIFT for Mom – Safety Pin Necklaces

  Here are two options for a totally adorable and easy peasy handmade gift for the mom who takes her safety pins (although maybe not her own personal safety) seriously. You will need safety pins, jump rings (you can definitely make this project without jump rings, but it will hang nicer with them) and seed […]

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Upcycled Flower Garland | Sesame Seed Designs

EcoEtsy Team Member Casey of Sesame Seed Designs (home of the famous upcycled cashmere sweaters & more!)  makes, with her own two hands – toys, accessories and home goods that are natural, sustainable and made with great care and attention to detail. Her business has grown from her love of nature and her love of […]

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Homemade Fire Starters Using Dryer Lint

Excess build up of dryer lint in the dryer vent can cause fire if not cleaned regularly. I clean out the vent annually in fear of an accidental fire. Also, you should always clean out the lint screen before starting a new load since clogged screen will delay the drying time and it won’t be […]

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Upcycled Necklace Tutorial – LOVE NOTE Necklace for Valentine’s Day

This is an easy, peasy necklace tutorial of mine that makes a great Valentine’s gift project. The colorful scrap paper used inside can be switched out easily and you can use the back of the paper for a little Valentine’s Day note! All the supplies to make one – you just add your own papers […]

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Rust & Sunshine: Shrinky Bracelet

Yesterday I blew your mind with an Upcycled Bubble Wrap Jewelry post.  Get ready for another why didn’t I think of that moment.  I found this great tutorial that takes your average plastic food container that is also non-biodegradable and turns it into stunning jewelry.  Read more.. 2,805 total views, 5 views today

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51 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards that Don’t Suck

I really don’t like buying cards, I prefer to make my own.  However, truth be known, I’m lazy when it comes to designing my own cards – that’s why I ❤free printables. Popsugar offered up a list of 51 free printable Valentine’s Day cards that don’t actually suck.  One of my favorites is #48 because it contains […]

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