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Recycle Yarn: Rip Out a Sweater and Reuse It!

Have you ever had a thread of yarn dangle off a sweater and start to unravel the garment? If you have a perfectly good sweater in your closet that hasn't seen the light of day for a while, why not gra…

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Liquid Light and Water Justice

Fusing art and function, with environmental consciousness are the heart and spirit of eco-design. Artist, Tanya Clarke created Liquid Light as a visual reminder that water is a precious natural resour…

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P.S. – I Made This: A DIY Book Review (with videos)

Do you judge a book by its cover? When books come my way to be reviewed, it is the cover design that grabs me first. So, even before I cracked open P.S.-I Made This…I See It. I Like It. I Make It. by …

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Living With Green Music

Green-leaning musicians have been on the forefront of the environmental movement since its inception. From staging benefit concerts, to converting tour buses to biodiesel fuel, to creating solar recor…

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Don’t Throw Those Wine Corks Away, Upcycle Them!

You like to drink the occasional bottle of vino, and if you are like my wife as opposed to me, you like the stuff that comes in a glass bottle rather than a can. (I kid, do they even make wine in a ca…

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No Sew Curtains and DIY Window Treatment Ideas

Let's talk curtains. Do you have them? I don't, unless you count a shower curtain. I do have a few bamboo shades, but mostly, I don't use window coverings because I live in the woods. A reader recent…

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Donate Or DIY: Make A Beanbag Chair From Old Tee Shirts

Like many of you, the warmer weather has prompted me to do some weeding – outside and in. My storage area for clothes is minimal. As a result the closet and drawers can be my best friend (can’t buy mu…

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Homemade Picture Frames

We play a lot of music here. Not only are we avid listeners, my son is an accomplished musician who is always honing his craft by listening to other musicians. Before the invention of iTunes, the on…

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Teach Your Children Well: Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

Here is a back to school math problem: How many sandwich bags does a typical American public school class of 20 students throw out during their school years (Kindergarten–12th grade)? Let’s say the …

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Upcycling: DIY Wine Cork Trivet

The latest buzzword in the green world is "upcycling." DIYers take aim and curtail the amount of garbage dumped into their landfills by repurposing and upcycling. By giving a new purpose and value to…

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