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Tips for Reducing Fear and Anxiety From Flying

Are your vacation spots limited to those within driving distance? Do you avoid flying out of fear? This graphic has some tips that might help you control your anxiety in the air. Your fear of flyin…

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Are Your Found Feathers Illegal?

If you spend any time outdoors, you come across the occasional bird feather. And if you simply enjoy collecting natural objects, or if you enjoy crafting with them, you probably want to pick up that f…

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How to Create a Rain Barrel

Even though rain barrels are pretty much all the same concept, each one tends to be put together in its own way. This is my rain barrel. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. It’s ma…

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DIY Mini Magnetic Chalkboards

Add fun and color to your fridge with these DIY mini magnetic chalkboards! Bonus points if you can guess what they're made from just by looking at the photo. We love mason jar crafts, but those cra…

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How Can Crafters Help the Homeless?

From plarn sleeping mats to homemade clothing and blankets, there are so many ways that crafters can help the homeless. Betsy Greer wrote a beautiful series of pieces not too long ago about craft…

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Meet The Woman Who Didn’t Buy Anything New for a Year

I’ve been a fan of Jen Gale since learning about her Make Do and Mend Year. Basically for a year, she and her family pledged to not buy anything new and instead make and mend everything they needed. C…

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Do Seed Bombs Really Work?

I feel terrible about saying this out loud, but it’s been bothering me for a VERY long time, and I finally just have to admit it: I kind of don’t think that seed bombs work. So, Seed Bomb 101 fo…

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The Best Homemade Play Dough EVER

The one play homemade play dough that I always keep coming back to. This is the recipe I’ve been making for my kids for a full decade now. I have made a LOT of homemade play dough. I’ve made cor…

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Why K-Cup Crafts Aren’t the Answer

An ounce of waste for every cup of coffee–that’s what Keurig is doing to our planet. Sure, all that waste may not *literally* equal the giant K-Cup monster that destroys that nameless city in t…

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How to Up-Cycle Old Soda Pop Bottles into Flowers

I don’t know about you, but if spring doesn’t come quickly I just might go bonkers! And with a 1/4 inch of ice on my deck right now (and more snow predicted for this week) I’m guessing I’ll have to ge…

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about Crafting a Green World

We know that buying handmade or making things ourselves is more eco-friendly than shopping at big box stores, but how can we make sure that the crafts we’re making are as green as possible? That’s what Crafting a Green World is all about! From sustainable fabrics and ideas for creative reuse to eco-friendly art supplies and tutorials, we want to help you make your crafty life greener. We feature everything from tutorials and supplies to green crafters and book reviews. Crafting a Green World is your number one resource for organic, natural, and recycled crafty projects, products, media, and businesses. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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