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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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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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5 Ways to Use Shipping Pallets in the Yard and Garden

Shipping pallets are one of the best sources of lumber for little or no money. Also, they can be sourced from nearly any shopping center or grocery store. For these two reasons, I've made it a men…

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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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16 Ways to Reuse Wine Bottles

Even if you're not a big drinker, wine bottles can stack up fast. You can certainly recycle them, but they're such a great shape and heft that it almost seems a pity to just get rid of them wit…

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Upcycling: Portable Gardening Shade Structures

At Gentle World we believe in not only "Reducing, Reusing and Recycling" but also Re-purposing! (often called Up-Cycling) We practice and teach modern environmentalism, in part by reclaiming items …

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5 Super Cute Sawhorse Tables

The sawhorse table, we can pretty much universally agree, is a classic craft project that's super simple to put together. Just slap something flat (a door, a sheet of plywood, a plank) across t…

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8 Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Milk Jugs

Milk jugs are a perfect material for DIY projects. They're durable, lightweight, flexible and ubiquitous. The best part of making cool stuff from milk jugs is that you don't have to pay for them.…

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14 Ways to Reuse Coffee Filters

Do you have a bit of a coffee habit? Don't toss out those paper filters! Check out these cool ways to reuse them instead. Motherhood doesn't come with a lot of sleep, and lately I've gone from my o…

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