DIY The Art of Seed Saving

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Seed saving is an ancient tradition that stretches back to the end of the last ice age at the beginning of agricultural communities. There are many reasons WHY this ancient art has regained popularity in recent years. Such as, an increasing interest in general health and nutrition, an expansive awareness of our natural roots and […]

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DIY Compostable Banana Leaf Bowls for Your Next Picnic

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The 4th of July is just days away – can you believe it? It feels like it was only yesterday I was shoveling myself out of 40 inches of snow.  Now it’s time to celebrate July 4th! To help ya’ll prepare for the celebration, I have an awesome tutorial for you – A Compostable Banana Leaf […]

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Repurposing Plastics – Let’s get Crafty

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The lovely LindaEve started this Earth-inspired week off with a wonderful post on monday – The Truth About Plastics. The industry of creating plastics and even recycling plastics is a disgusting, environmentally disastrous reality that is destroying our environment. So what can we do about it? Avoid it whenever possible! But I admit that is […]

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Springtime Crafts – Enjoy the Spring Outdoors!

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The sun has been shining warm and bright for days now here in Missouri. Almost every night we get a beautiful Spring shower and the afternoon clears up to a beautiful day! Birds are chirping, squirrels are coming out of their homes, and I spend time outside every chance I get! Today I’ve compiled a […]

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How to Make Reclaimed Wood Shelves

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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

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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

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… 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

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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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