Upcycled Necklace Tutorial – LOVE NOTE Necklace for Valentine’s Day

message necklace by olive bites studio

This is an easy, peasy necklace tutorial of mine that makes a great Valentine’s gift project. The colorful scrap paper used inside can be switched out easily and you can use the back of the paper for a little Valentine’s Day note! All the supplies to make one – you just add your own papers […]

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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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{Green Living} A Personalized Business Card Holder Made From a T-shirt

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect business card holder, have I got the solution for you!  Myra’s post on how to Make Your Own Fabric Labels inspired me to pursue this customized card holder with a few items that I had laying around the house.  Here are the supplies that you’ll need. 1.  A […]

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A Thanksgiving Feast Fit for a Bird


With Thanksgiving upon us, most of our kitchen shelves are being filled with the bounty of the season.  At this time of the year, we tend to have more cranberries than we could eat throughout the whole year, enough potatoes to feed a small country and who could forget the enormous bird (or tofurkey) gently […]

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So Grateful {Eco Etsy finds}


I am star stuff necklace by molecularmuse I live a life for which I am truly grateful.. healthy family, wonderful friends and every year about this time I get to thinking about just that.  All of my finds this month follow this theme.  A few years back on Thanksgiving, it dawned on me that one […]

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{Eco Inspirations} Upcycling as Artform

When I think of upcycling I think about reusing or repurposing items otherwise destined for the dump. Rarely does the concept of high art cross my mind. In a quest for salvaging and recreating everyday objects into conceptual artforms, artist Josh Blackwell transforms the average plastic bag into what he calls “Plastic Baskets.” These stunning […]

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{Meet a Member} Lolailo

butcher block w Mod Podge

My name is Gloria, and I am the person behind Lolailo.  When I am not unemployed, I am a winemaker.  I grew up in Spain.  I live near the Napa Valley, I am married to a winemaker, and I must say we drink quite well at our house. In my newly found spare time I […]

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