Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Eco Friendly Hobo Bags, Recycled Fabric Handbags and Totes

Been making purses from eco friendly fabrics - basically recycled sweater totes, recycled skirt hobo bags and even some computer laptop bags.

They seem to be popular and they make a fun eco friendly purse craft!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Eco Friendly Beds: 3 Ways to Turn a Twin Bed into a Day Bed

Don't toss that twin bed just because your child is growing up and wants a day bed! Turning a twin bed into a day bed is an easy and inexpensive way to satisfy a child who wants a more grown up look in their bedroom and still keep your home eco friendly.

Turning a twin bed into a day bed is also perfect for a guest room that doubles as a home office. You can save money, keep old furniture out of the landfill, and keep your home eco friendly...finish reading...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DIY Privacy Window Shade: Japanese Window Screen

Need a privacy shade on a window in your home? This one will also help keep the heat out in the summer by blocking direct sun.

This DIY privacy screen is a sleek lined Japanese inspired window screen perfect for any window in your home. It is an eco friendly DIY project for your home.

You can add a hinge to this Japanese window screen craft project to make it so that it opens easily any time you need to look out the window...finish reading...

Friday, February 15, 2008

5 Foods Made from Leftover Chocolate Easter Bunnies: No Recipes Needed

Leftover Easter bunnies can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have more than two children. You can recycle those chocolate Easter Bunnies and create some yummy desserts perfect for a creative sugar rush!

There are so many uses for left over Easter bunnies. Here ar e a few of my favorites...finish reading...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Vintage Bead Purse Handle Craft Project

You can make your own vintage bead purse handles with a few simple materials or the local home improvement store and craft store.

You can use new beads from the craft store or look for old retro beads to make the vintage purse handles.

I am so bored with the plain Jane wood handles for purses at the craft store, that I had to come up with a new way to create beaded purse handles with a vintage flair that I love.

Start collecting old retro necklaces or beads from estate sales to make your vintage beaded purse handles...finish reading...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Contemporary Recycled Headboard Project

You can make your own eco friendly headboard with a contemporary look using recycle materials from the local Goodwill and your own kitchen cabinet.

I am always on the look out for eco friendly headboards made from recycled materials. It hard to find these in a contemporary style, but you can make your own...finish reading...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Fabric Grocery Bag Pattern You Can Make Yourself

Looking to sew your own eco friendly grocery tote? You cna make your own pattern in no time.

This reusable fabric grocery bag pattern is a simple one you can make and sew yourself.

This is a lined eco friendly fabric grocery bag, but very easy to make.Once you get the basic pattern for this fabric grocery bag down, you can make it in any size...finish reading...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

How to Start an Indoor Garden Club in Your Condo Building

Staring an indoor garden club is the perfect eco friendly community activity for anyone living in condo and having withdrawal symptoms from outdoor gardening.

Garden clubs are a popular eco friendly activity that lets you meet your neighbors, social, and have some fun, which make this perfect for an indoor garden in condo as well...finish reading...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How to Paint a Faux Leather Lampshade

Looking for an eco friendly lampshade? Well, look no further than your existing lampshade! Serioulsy, nothing is more eco friendly than repurposing an existing lampshade and keeping it out of the garbage dump and locla land fills.

You can paint a faux leather lampshade on any existing white fabric lampshade.

This is an easy way to makeover an existing lampshade to look like real leather on a budget....finish reading...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

3 Uses for Empty Masking Tape Rolls

I love using empty masking tape rolls to create new and fun projects around the home. You can recycle so many materials and make contemporary crafts, recycled home decor, and even recycled gifts.

Masking tape rolls are a fun material to recycle. The super sturdy rings of cardboard used to hold masking tape in a roll make awesome crafts, home décor projects, and holiday crafts...finish reading...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Eco Friendly Closet Door Updates: Update Closet Doors with Embossed Wall Paper

Embossed wallpaper is the perfect way to update plain old closet doors, especially the bi fold kind, in an eco friendly way. No need to toss out old closet doors, when they can eb updated and reused and still look great!

If your home was built in the 1950's or 60's, then by fold closet doors are just one of the many outdated features you are probably remodeling.

Try using embossed wallpaper and a little elbow grease to update old closet doors on a budget, help keep them out of the landfill, and recycled existign features in your hoem in a new way....finish reading...

Friday, January 18, 2008

3 Uses for Vintage Wood Clocks: Recycled Vintage Crafts

Vintage wood clocks that are beyond any repair make perfect wood forms for a number of crafts and home décor projects. Try using your vintage wood clocks in these crafts and give them new life, this way you don't add to the already over flowing land fills in your county.

In particular the vintage wood clocks that are meant to rest on a fireplace mantel are the best for these crafts. The rounded tops and flat bottoms of these vintage clocks make them ideal for so many DIY projects around the house...finish reading...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Vintage Chandelier Made from Garden Fencing

This vintage shabby chic chandelier recycled DIY project is made from leftover garden fence pieces.

You can use candles to light this simple eco friendly DIY vintage looking chandelier and hang it in any room in your home.

For a sweet touch try hanging your shabby chic chandelier outside in the garden over you patio table! This will look so romantic and is the perfect way to recycled some vintage materials...finish reading...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Most Eco Friendly Kitchen Counters: Paperstone Kitchen Counters

Paperstone kitchen counters are the most eco friendly kitchen counters on the market to date.

Eco friendly kitchen counters are a huge design trend and if you want to use the most eco friendly kitchen counters, check out Paperstone counters.

Paperstone kitchen counters are eco friendly because of their materials, which are 100% recycled, but also because of the process used to make them. The sheets of eco friendly kitchen countertop are made in 5'X12' pieces...finish reading...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Kitchen Cabinet Resurfacing: How to Apply an Antique Finish to Your Kitchen Cabinets

Creating an antique paint finish on Kitchen Cabinets on a budget is an easy eco friendly DIY project that can be accomplished in one weekend. Recycling old kitchen cabinets into a fresh new look is the most affordable eco friendly kitchen cabinet out there!

To start this antiquing cabinet refacing project you will need a few different materials from your local home improvement store as well as some time. Those cheap plain fake wood Kitchen Cabinets are perfect for antiquing in this eco friendly kitchen makeover project.

If you have old or outdated wood Kitchen Cabinets and just want to change the color or look of cbainets in an eco friendly DIY project this antique paint cabinet resurfacing process is also good...finish reading...

Tip: Use the most eco frienldy paints from your home improvement store to make this the most eco frienldy kitchen cabinet makeover possible.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

3 Ideas for Eco Friendly Wedding Rings

Eco friendly wedding rings are just one of the latest eco friendly wedding trends.

There are some fun way to create and buy eco friendly wedding rings on any budget.

Eco friendly wedding rings can suit any style, budget, and bride!So, if you ar about to propose to your loved one, then check out these 3 ideas for eco friendly wedding rings...finish reading...