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

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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

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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

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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

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“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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DIY Hook A bracelet – All by Yourself


I love jewelry.   Thinking about it, Designing it, but most of all wearing it. Some of my favorite pieces are bracelets. These favorite bracelets are also some of my most frustrating accessories  since it is very difficult to get them off and on by myself. Do you share my annoyance? Do you sometimes leave the perfect […]

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Crafty Tutorial How to Refinish Copper the Green Way

We’ve all been there. A beautiful copper piece sits in our collection but it’s hard to tell just how great it is underneath layers of crud and grime. Today I’m going to share with you how I brought new life to a hand-me-down portable copper-topped fire pit using nothing more than the supplies in my […]

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DIY Homemade Vegan Mascara & Vegan Cake Mascara

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Mascara!  The staple of all beauty products – it lengthens, thickens, darkens, colors, curls and makes your eyes look absolutley fabulous. I have been offering my Vegan Mascara in my shop HerbanLuxe on Etsy for close to two years now – it’s one of my favorite products to make.  My formula is based on an […]

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