Category Archives: Upcycled Crafting Challenge

I’m a BlogHer Green Spotlight Blogger

Guess who is the Spotlight Blogger on BlogHer Green today?  Yep, that would be moi!  (insert cheesy excited grin here)   Heather Clisby featured my post on Upcycled Blogger Business Cards from a few days ago.  It was a part … Continue reading

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How to Upcycle a Pet Food Bag to a Cosmetic Bag

What do you do with your empty dog food bags?  You can’t really recycle them (bummer) so ours usually end up in the landfill.  I remember a post by Beth Terry (My Plastic-Free Life) once where she had suggested using … Continue reading

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Upcycled Cardboard Blogger Business Cards

Are you a blogger and need some business cards that will stand out from the rest?  PR agencies and businesses get thousands (if you’re going to BlogHer ’12, 4,500+ attendees) of cards.  How do you make your card stand out … Continue reading

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Upcycled Sweater Boot Socks or Leg Warmers

Do you have any old sweaters in you closet that you know you’ll never wear again? I have a few that I love the colors and textures of but hate the way they fit. The hot trend last fall was … Continue reading

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Upcycled Denim Crafts #freefromtrash

I’ve been looking forward to this project since before it even began.  I found one idea in the Reinvention book that I reviewed a few days ago for a portfolio or laptop/iPad case.  The original project was with 2 layers … Continue reading

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Reinvention – Sewing With Rescued Materials (Review)

I have flipped through the pages of Maya Donenfeld’s book, Reinvention, the past few months dreaming about which projects I’m going to make first.  Reinvention is an instructional book that uses rescued fabrics like linen, burlap, wool, and denim.  The … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Piggy Bank #freefromtrash

My kids LOVE peanut butter and we go through a lot of it in this house!  That leaves us with lots of empty plastic peanut butter jars.  They aren’t really fond of the fresh stuff and I haven’t found a … Continue reading

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Compact Disc (CD) Upcycled Crafting #freefromtrash

I’m going to get really creative on you today! First, go to your desk and grab one of those old compact discs that you use to store your photos on. Now, turn it over and place it on your coffee … Continue reading

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Picture Frame from a Plastic Lid #freefromtrash

This is the perfect accessory for your refrigerator or to give as a gift.  You could even make one (or ten) of these as ornaments on your Christmas tree (not sure why I’m talking about Christmas in July). Directions:  Cut picture to … Continue reading

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Screen Time Bank #freefromtrash

Are your worried that your kids may be spending too much time in front of the computer, TV, iPad, or video game?  The first thing both my kids (age 3 & 9) say when they wake up is, “Can I … Continue reading

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