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DIY Mason Jar Lantern in 3 Steps (No Power Tools Needed!)

This 3-step DIY mason jar lantern is perfect for lighting up your outdoor parties! Warm weather is here, and that means lots of backyard parties. Illuminate your next warm summer evening with an up…

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5 Plants You Can Grow from Your Garbage!

Instead of throwing out the undesirable ends of freshly chopped organic veggies, why not put them to use! Americans throw away billions of dollars of food every year, so get the most for your money. M…

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Feds Say, Save a Life: Recycle That Gadget!

After two long years, it's time to upgrade your smartphone--hooray! There are new features, apps, and functions to explore, and once again you're amazed by all that technology can do these days. But w…

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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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8 Really Easy Ways to Recycle Old Magazines

I have a huge collection of magazines, but I am not a crafty person at all. While cleaning out my cupboards yesterday, I realized I would need to do something more than just let the magazines sit ther…

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25 DIY Wedding Ideas from Reclaimed and Eco-Friendly Materials

The wedding industry is huge, wasteful, and expensive, but these DIY wedding ideas use reclaimed materials and a little bit of handmade love to save you money and conserve resources! Weddings can cos…

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15 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

No matter how much I try to avoid plastic, I seem to always end up with at least one or two plastic bottles in my recycle bin. Sometime it's a juice bottle, sometimes it held dish or laundry soap. …

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25 Ways to Upcycle Old T-Shirts

Have you caught the cleaning bug? If getting organized in the new year is on your to-do list, chances are you have - or are planning to - tackled your closet and dresser drawers, pulling out clothes t…

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6 Ways to Revamp Your Leftovers

Wasted food is wasted energy, so rather than scraping your plate into the garbage or leaving leftover food at the restaurant where it will end up in the trash, try turning that leftover food into a wh…

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25 Crafty Ways to Reuse Junk Mail

Despite your best efforts, do you feel like you just can't stop the steady stream of junk mail in your mailbox? Whether it's catalogs you never asked for, credit card offers you didn't apply for, or a…

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