Recycled Egg Carton Crafts

We've been featuring recycled crafts over the last few weeks, including crafts from recycled magazines and crafts from cereal boxes. Here are some crafts from recycled egg cartons, and these might be my favorite so far. How cute are those ladybugs? And I'm pretty sure my oldest -- who is currently obsessed with dinosaurs --…

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Recycled Cereal Box Crafts

Crafting with recycled materials like cereal boxes -- whether just for fun or to make something truly beautiful -- is a great way to avoid buying additional craft supplies (that often end up in the trash at the end of the day anyway) while still spending time creating! I especially love to give these types…

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Recycled Crafts from Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls

I always hate throwing away toilet paper rolls (and with 6 of us home all day every day, you can imagine how many we have!), but I never seem to have enough ideas to use them all! Today I'm sharing nine fun paper roll crafts, some that we've done and some that I plan to…

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Crafts from Recycled Magazines

I still love the feel of real magazines, and I'm always looking for ways to reuse them so that I don't have to feel bad about my guilty pleasure! Most of the time I end up just passing them on to friends or letting the girls use them to create collages, but there are a…

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5 New Purposes for Old Christmas Cards

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: What do you do with all those beautiful Christmas cards when the season is over? How much waste are we generating in our attempts to keep in touch? Our family has reduced our Christmas card waste by sending photo postcards and an online update, thus doing…

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Repurposed & Reusable Gift Wrap Ideas

Whether you're looking for a green or frugal alternative to the rolls of wrapping paper you go through each Christmas, there are tons of recycled, repurposed and reusable gift wrap ideas out there to get you started. The newspaper gift bags (#1) are so cute, and I'm hoping Sean will make some to put our…

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Quick Tip: Reuse Packing Materials for Arts & Crafts

Living out in the boonies, we do a fair amount of our gift shopping online (since we're rarely in town by ourselves or with time to browse and look for the perfect gift!). Because of this, we have tons of extra boxes and packing materials, and I'm always looking for creative things to do with…

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Quick Tip: Reuse Small Containers for Convenience

The other day, Tanna at Complete Organizing Solutions mentioned that Play-Doh is a summer sanity saver. I couldn't agree more, and it's an activity we pull out almost every week. I know that many people make their own Play-Doh, but I'll admit we prefer the convenience and even the texture and classic smell of regular…

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