Crafty Tutorial – How to Make a Necktie Minibag

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Happy Saturday! The necktie hoarder is back with a shiny new tutorial to dispel the winter blahs. And, to make the day even more entertaining, you can enter to win the very bag created in this tutorial! Read through to the end – you’ll get there… This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of machine sewing […]

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DIY Soap Scum Remover – a natural soft scrub alternative

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I was recently hired by someone to clean their home naturally, and I had the pleasure of cleaning one VERY yucky tub & shower! I can’t even tell you how a shower would have so much black and brown grime growing in it.. but I CAN tell you that this cleaning formula worked MAGIC in […]

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{Green Living} How to Make a Reusable Denim Bag

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If this is the year that you’ve resolved to go greener, why not start by eliminating those single-use bags that are typically derived from natural gas and petroleum?  Millions of single-use bags end up in the landfill each year which is precisely why many counties and US cities that have banned or imposed taxes for […]

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Holiday Menu Board Made From an Old Cabinet Door

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It’s true that I love to shop in thrift stores on a regular basis, I haven’t found a Goodwill that I couldn’t conquer yet!  But I’ve recently found a new thrift love, Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.  Restore is a thrift shop for those looking to do a little home improvement or similar construction project.  It […]

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EcoTutorials You Will Love: a DIY Project Top-Five Review

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I love to share my own crafting ideas with the world, but when my brain is overloaded (which is often the case these days), I feel the need to reach out to other sources for inspiration.  So, rather than posting a tutorial this week, I decided to post a review of some of my favorites – […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Get a Jump on Handmade Holiday Gifts – Make a Colorful Padded iPad Sleeve (or Two or Three)

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Do you often forget to toss your reusable shopping bags back into the car and then realize, once at the market, that you don’t have a bag to use? Do you then buy another… and another … and another, seemingly ad infinitum? Are you attracted to the most colorful bags on offer? Have you found […]

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{Green Living} Make Your Own Kite – A Green Craft For Summer

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Now that summer is in full swing, I am stocking my “going out bag”, which is a growing-up version of a diaper bag, with on-the-fly good times for my kids who are always on the go.  Personally, as a science teacher, I always really dig a good crafty science experiment, which allows a naturally budding […]

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{Green Living} How to Remove Rust from Metal

 Photo: Cat Sidh Rust is another name for iron oxide, which occurs when iron or an alloy that contains iron, like steel, is exposed to oxygen and moisture for a long period of time. Over time, the oxygen combines with the metal at an atomic level, forming a new compound called an oxide and weakens […]

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{Eco Tutorials} Summer Accessories – Make a Necktie Cuff Bracelet

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This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of hand-sewing and comes with a serious caution – be super careful with the box cutter! Another caution – if you value your fabric-cutting scissor, do not use it to cut plastic – it will dull the blades. When working with neckties (one of my favorite materials to repurpose), […]

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