DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to […]

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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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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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{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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{Business Tips} How To Ship Plastic-Free

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This week’s business tips is a tutorial.  I’ve had several members contact me looking for advice about greening-up shipping practices using paper, reclaimed materials, paper tape, and other plastic-free alternatives to conventional shipping materials.  Many of our customers come to our shops looking for green businesses, find us through the Team Eco Etsy Blog, and […]

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{Business Tips} Greening Your Shipping Practices

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Team Eco Etsy puts its money where its mouth is!  If you visit  our team page, you will see that our team prides itself on this mission statement,  “As a global team of eco-minded Etsy sellers, our mission is dedicated to protecting our planet by utilizing methods to reduce carbon footprints in managing our businesses in […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Business Cards

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Laura, of Prairie Peasant, has generously shared her tutorial for making business cards in a most eco-friendly way. Reusing papers from other sources, she saves resources with her  great recycling project! In an effort to keep my business green, I make my own business cards. The focus of my business is products that use recycled […]

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How to Make Your Own Nighttime Pull-Ups or Training Pants {Eco-Tutorial}

This tutorial was provided by Tiffany of Picnic Basket Crafts.  She’s very cleverly figured out how to make pull-ups or training pants.  I wish I had had this tutorial when my children were young. I don’t believe my 24 and 21 year-olds would appreciate them these days. MAYBE one day they will make them for […]

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{Eco Tutorials} Recycle It! Things To Do With Egg Cartons

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Back in early January, Karen of EcoKaren challenged her readers to one-month of de-cluttering, something she called the De-clutter 2012 Challenge.  Being the encourage-able person that I am, I took on the challenge.  However, after signing on I felt a pang of pain in my chest as I looked around my house and realized that my studio had […]

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