Create a beautiful, custom tree skirt from the bottom of an old bridesmaid dress.
Pull items from nature to help you create a lovely centerpiece for fall or winter. It’s so easy and inexpensive, and can be adapted to whatever you’ve got on hand.
Use our template to print your own customized Christmas gift labels using basic mailing labels.
Learn to make your own custom notepads out of any paper and a special type of glue.
Learn how to convert an old dance leotard that your daughter has outgrown into a new tote bag to carry her dance gear to class.
Check out eBay’s new World of Good Marketplace to find environmentally-friendly wares where the purchase supports the environment, people, and perhaps even your favorite cause.
Turn regular cornstarch and water into a fun glob of goo that acts like both a solid and a liquid at the same time. So much fun for kids to play with!
Learn to make homemade peanut butter dog biscuits that your dog is sure to love.
Use seashells to create your own memory game by applying matching stickers to the underside.
Improve upon the results of our previous post about making water bottle holders from old jeans with these new tips for lining the holder with fun fabric and adding a shoulder strap.
Recycle the plastic cover from a pocket planner into a recipe card holder that protects your recipe cards, is easy to use, and takes almost no storage space.
A unique idea for creating clips to hold curtains on steel cable that costs a lot less than a standard drapery ring and clip.
Learn to sew easy and useful handmade burp cloths. Made of soft and gentle micro-fleece, these become indispensable to parents and make great shower gifts.
Make your own finger paints out of gelatin. These paints give a textured effect that you don’t get from finger paints you buy yourself. They are also completely non-toxic.
Use ordinary pipe cleaners to make bubble wands that work better and are easier to hold.
Recycle those old wine corks you’ve been saving! Use them to cover a plain basket to create a charming picnic basket, centerpiece, or housewarming gift.
Recycle those old jeans into a fun new water bottle holder that clips onto your purse or belt loop and features a pocket in front to hold little packets of drink mix. This is an easy sewing project with great results!
Dress up boring, old, and damaged tables by topping them with colorful contact paper. Available in a variety of designs, it’s easy to apply and can be later removed. This will really perk up your craft space!
Reuse empty tissue boxes as convenient trash containers in your car or around your home.
Give your children a toy that will spark imagination — colorful play silks that are as light as a dream and can be used in a multitude of ways. Dye your own silks using regular Kool-Aid for an easy, fun, and non-toxic project that the kids can help with.
Use extra contact lens cases as convenient holders for non-prescription medication, salt and pepper, and who knows what else!
Turn a simple toothbrush stand into a stylish and elegant flower vase, or even a holder for fondue forks, paint brushes, makeup brushes, swizzle sticks, and more!
Make your own ribbon tote purse by punching holes in an old plastic bag from sheets or a curtain. Thread your ribbon through the holes and you’ll end up with convenient tote that holds all your ribbon neatly in one place.
Use a laundry detergent scoop for rinsing soap from a child’s hair in the bathtub.
Recycle dryer lint, egg cartons, and old crayons into homemade fire starters for the campfire or grill.
Give new life to the cardboard at the back of a magnetic notepad by writing on it and using it as a handy reference card on the fridge.
See how we re-upholstered an old, ugly recliner and ottoman with fun and colorful faux fur for an outlandish end result that is the highlight of a brightly colored toddler’s bedroom.
Celebrate Earth Day! Help do your part in caring for the environment by following a few of our simple tips for going green… and staying that way.
Recycle your old and broken crayons into new rainbow striped crayons by melting them down and using silicone ice cube trays as molds. The result is even better than the original!
Learn how to refurbish an old desk into a bright and colorful new addition to a child’s room.
Make your own reusable shopping bags that fold up into a small bundle easy to carry in your purse or car. Full sewing instructions and pattern will walk you through the whole project.
Learn how to dye Easter eggs using cake icing colors and varying proportions of water and vinegar to achieve just the results you’re after.
Honor a loved one with a thoughtful gift of a tree. Planting a sapling that can grow into the future is a loving memorial, environmentally-friendly gift, or perfect present for the person who has everything.
Learn how to create your own custom shredded paper to fill any basket. This is an especially nice alternative to cheap plastic Easter basket grass!
Learn to sew several beach towels together in a pattern to create a giant beach blanket that is actually big enough for a picnic or play area.
Get lots of ideas for how to recycle old cardboard tubes from wrapping paper or paper towels.
Refinish an old headboard with bright colors to make a grand new addition to a child’s bedroom.
Wallpaper a bathroom or other small space with recycled comics from a page-a-day desk calendar.
Avoid waste by using ice cube trays to freeze leftover liquids like wine, chicken stock, or lemon juice into convenient cubes that are easy to use in your recipes in the future.
Learn how to turn a pile of old jeans into a heavy-duty quilt that’s super warm. This is a great project for recycling old jeans and the result is a real conversation piece.
Transform an ordinary garden trellis into a beautiful and unique wall-mounted pot rack.