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21 DIY Baby Toys from Organic and Recycled Materials

What is it about babies that makes us want to shower them with gifts? I can't resist cute baby things, but my inner green crafter tsks at those consumerist impulses. When I can I try to make things fo…

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8 Summer Dresses You Can DIY

In NYC, we've already had a few days of pure summer potential. With the warmer months right around the corner, check out these DIY looks to get your closest sunshine ready! …

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Ball Gowns: Designing & Sewing Your Own

Variety is certainly not the word I'd use to describe ball gown and prom dress selections. “Would you like a strapless A-line in pink with a sash or a strapless A-line in blue? It comes with a sash.” …

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DIY Duvet Cover

I've been on the hunt for a cover to replace, or hide an aging blanket on one of my beds. I haven't been able to justify doling out the big bucks for a beautiful organic duvet cover. On a recent shopp…

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Turn Shrinking Sweaters Into Felted Pillows

Washed and dried wool sweaters can easily be transformed into comfortable home decor such as felted pillows or blankets. Some years back, I wrote a series of DIY projects for Family Fun magazine. On…

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15 Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

When you dug through your closet to pull out those winter clothes, did you find a pair of jeans or two that are past their prime or no longer fit? Those old denims are perfect for all sorts of fun, cr…

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3 DIY Eco-Gadget Covers

Technology is like a genie let out of the bottle. It now shapes our culture, economy and society. For better or for worse, technology is here to stay. Some worry that the Internet has changed every…

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Baby Boomers Have Heavy Footprints

Did you grow up during a time when plastic was having its heyday? In fact, maybe you recall this line from the movie, The Graduate: "I just want to say one word to you...just one word...Plastics. The…

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5 Tips to Mend Your Clothing

Whether you've lost a button or split a seam, you don't have to let small repairs stand between you and your favorite garment! With a little bit of love and a needle and thread, you can give your …

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6 Ingenious Things to Make From Scraps

Breathe new life into old objects and reduce landfill waste by diverting leftover odds and ends that would be relegated to the dumpster into useful items. Call it repurposing, call it recrafting, …

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