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10 Ways to Repurpose an Altoids Tin

Altoids tins are icons of upcycling. Even folks who aren't into DIY crafts often reuse these handy containers for things like storing change or organizing small knick knacks. With a little bit of craf…

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16 Beautiful Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood

Do you have some scrap wood lying around from a previous project, or some discarded wood that you couldn't leave by the side of the road? Check out these beautiful wood craft ideas! There's something…

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12 Fall Crafts from Your Recycle Bin

Can you believe that it's fall already? This is one of my favorite times of year here in Atlanta, and I love to celebrate the turning leaves and cooler weather with fun fall crafts. Whether you ha…

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24 Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters

Brr! Now that the cold weather's rolling in, are you taking stock of your sweater collection? If you've got a few ill-fitting or out-of-style sweaters in your stash, try some of these fun sweater craf…

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15 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottle Caps

Heading to the recycle bin to toss a plastic bottle? Did you know that in many places, you can't recycle the cap? Bottle caps are made from #5 plastic, which many municipalities do not recycle. Tha…

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5 Beautiful Mason Jar Craft Projects

There's something nostalgic about those little glass jars, isn't there? Maybe it's the stamped glass or that we associate them with homemade jams, jellies, sauces, and pickles. Or maybe we just rememb…

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15 Ways to Reuse Empty Cans

I know, I know, cooking beans from scratch is much less expensive, but for a quick, cheap vegan meal you can't beat a can of beans sauteed with garlic, onions, and spices over some steamed brown r…

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18 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Here in the U.S. alone, we use around 100 billion plastic grocery bags every single year. While some cities have banned the bag, most of us aren't lucky enough to live in a town that's nixed those u…

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Celebrate Crafty Reuse in April

With Earth Day coming up in just a few weeks, crafters all over the world are looking to keep their projects eco-friendly, and they're sharing tips, tutorials, and even supplies! Here are a couple of…

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6 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

We've probably all got some in the backs of our closets. Old jeans that we just can't bear to part with. Maybe they're out of style or maybe they don't quite fit anymore. Maybe they've just got a…

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i love this wonderfully written article.

Grapes certainly are good , as long as they are not sour.

I disagree here again with Carol P. I think our youth are the one's to gauge to see what our next …