How to Make a One Sheet Paper Purse for Gifting

I’m back with an easy tutorial – it’s the One Sheet Paper Purse for Gifting.  These little bags are super quick to make and look absolutely adorable making them perfect for this holiday season. Let’s start with materials. You’ll need: 1 – 12″ x 12″ or 8.5″ x 11″ Paper or Cardstock 12″ piece of […]

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DIY Compostable Banana Leaf Bowls for Your Next Picnic

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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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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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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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 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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DIY Soap Scum Remover – a natural soft scrub alternative

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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{Food and Gardening} Creating a recipe binder

I have a secret to share with you. I am a recipe collector. I don’t hoard them, there are many times I freely recycle the paper a recipe is printed on. However I have more than I’ve actually tried making. Shamefully I have spent as much time reading recipes as I have following them. Finally […]

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{Eco-Tutorial} The Itch-Free Shrunken Wooly Sweater Hat

Have you ever mistakenly tossed a wool sweater in the wash and wept over its transformation into something that might fit a 6-year-old child? I have. More than once. I recently came across a great remedy for the shrunken sweater blues – a wonderfully informative crafting video by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of  Jennifer presents super-simple instructions for making […]

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