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7 of My Favorite Ways to Use Beneficial Essential Oils

There are so†many essential oils in the world... it can seem overwhelming! Don't despair! Even the most novice essential oil user can learn to incorporate oils easily into their everyday lives. …

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24 Creative Ways to Reuse Oatmeal Containers

Thereís more to do with your average oatmeal container than throw it away after itís delivered you a series of tasty breakfasts. Here are 24 fun ideas that will get you upcycling that old oatmeal cani…

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13 Handmade Halloween Decoration Ideas

Got a Halloween party planned? Save money and resources by making your own handmade Halloween decorations. OK, so technically you donít even need to be throwing a Halloween party to make these han…

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Car Parts Made of Coconuts?

About 1.1 billion cars are on the world's roads, according to a recent estimate. Each of these cars uses some form of oil-based plastic for everything from dashboards to door handles. Processing and m…

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15 Mason Jar Lid Crafts

We craft with mason jars all the time, but what about those lonely lids? Use them up with these fun mason jar lid crafts! The whole idea behind mason jar crafts is reusing instead of throwing away…

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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

When you finish a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, do you toss the cardboard tube into the recycle bin? Check out these awesome ways to reuse them instead! The average American family uses aro…

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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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14 Surprising Uses for Old Picture Frames

Got some empty frames but no photos to fill them? Check out these surprising uses for old picture frames! Old picture frames that are missing the glass, have gotten scratched or dinged, or that are…

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Kids Can Upcycle! 15 Upcycling Projects for Kids

Kids love to make their own toys, and when they upcycle those toys from stuff that you'd otherwise put in the trash or the recycling bin, then they're not only having fun and saving money, but also le…

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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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