How to Make Reclaimed Wood Shelves

In keeping with the theme of eco-friendly homes at EcoEtsy this week, today I’ll be sharing a DIY tutorial on how to make wood shelves from logs. The look of them is totally natural and brings an outdoor, serene feeling indoors for you to enjoy. The wood I used for this project came from a […]

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Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. […]

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DIY: Trashion Denim Wrist Cuff Bracelet

… and enter to win it! If you are in the habit of repurposing old denim jeans into bags or other useful things, then you may have wondered what to do with the leftover bits of seams (seam-cuts) that you’ve cut from the pant-legs. Seam-cuts can be so distinctive and beautiful and I have a […]

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Make Your Own Bias Tape

Bias tape is simply folded fabric strips cut on the “bias”, which means diagonally to the grain of the fabric. This allows the fabric strips to bend and stretch effortlessly around curved seams and edges, making it a great way to finish garments or other sewing projects. It’s inexpensive to buy, however the color and […]

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How to Sew an Upcycled Wool Sweater Diaper Cover

Today’s awesome Green Craft post comes to us courtesy of Emily Papp of GotEmCovered.  Got babies? Then you know how expensive diapers and diaper covers can be – Emily will help you not only learn how to create your own diaper cover using that wool sweater your shrunk in the wash and were ready to toss […]

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How to Make a Garden Butterfly from a Soda Can

Spring is just around the corner…isn’t it?  I know I’m ready and if you need a little inspiration to start thinking about Spring then maybe these dainty butterflies  for the garden are just the thing! The best part?  They are made from aluminum beverage cans! Now let me just admit that I use the “cheaters […]

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DIY Crochet Cotton Scrubbie Sponges

Crochet cotton scrubbie sponges are a natural alternative to traditional plastic sponges. The process of making them is easy and so much fun! It gives the creator a deeper understanding and excitement in their cleaning routine, because it’s handmade! These sponges are very versatile and serve many purposes all over your home! Use them to […]

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DIY: How to make a center pull skein or ball for yarns

If you knit, you know how annoying it is to have a skein or a ball of yarn that you are working with roll around all of the place. Your cat or dog might have fun with it but I know you are screaming “@%$#*?!” inside your head. Or out loud. It’s picking up dirt […]

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DIY T-Shirt Bangles

“What are you going to do with all those fabric scraps?!” my husband recently exclaimed, alluding to the mass of textiles building up in my studio. “I’ll find something to use it for – I always do.” I replied with a knowing smirk. Those of us who are striving to be eco-conscious often find that […]

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