DIY watering can

Green (Living) Review

This DIY watering can with a rose head could be the ideal solution. Made from a plastic milk bottle or similar container, it is free and a great way to upcycle your junk into something practical. DIY DIY garden tools DIY projects DIY with trash gardening gardening hacks Green DIY green living milk jug reuse reuse recipe upcycling watering can

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DIY Upcycled Book Planter

The Go Green Blog

Try this unique and fun DIY project by Chrisjob over at Curbly that turns an old used book into a gorgeous one-of-a-kind planter. Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling book Crafts DIY home plants Recycle Reuse upcycleLooking to class up your average flower planters around the house? Supplies Needed: Book. Electric drill. Hole saw. Safety glasses. Dusk mask. Scrap wood – 2 pieces. Clamp. Exacto Knife. Screen. Hot glue gun & glue sticks.

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DIY Every Day Carry Notebook

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If you want to use “ordinary” paper, and especially the green option of using waste office paper, there are several options for DIY EDC notebooks. DIY green living notebook reuse upcycling by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Pen and notebook come in very handy, and not just for writers and journalists, many times during the course of the day.

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DIY gardening apron from an old pair of jeans

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron. gardening gardening hacks green living upcyclingAlmost costs nothing and should give a long service, especially if sharp tools are put into the pockets in pocket protectors, made from old leather or plastic lotion bottles.

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5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects

Green Living Ideas

Make the most of Halloween with this fun upcycled Halloween projects from TerraCycle! The post 5 Last Minute Upcycled Halloween Projects appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects crafts Halloween Holidays Recycling TerrCycle Trash upcycle

Recycling so yesterday, today we upcycle!

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And more often here there arises the trend of “upcycling”. By upcycling what is considered waste by others is turned into individual treasures and upcyling should, nay must, be seen as a sustainable alternative to throwing something away, and that includes items of packaging waste. But, to get really down to it, we must stop consuming much less and make more things for ourselves, and that means, more often than not, by way of upcycling.

Green DIY

Green (Living) Review

There are many more examples that could be mentioned and many more upcycling ideas that could be put forward here but that, in fact, shall be the subject of a book currently in work and hence I will not devote too much time here on ideas and such. Tags: Making things from trash Green DIY Making things from trash by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Making your own things from scratch and especially from what others regard as trash, as waste, is one of he greenest ways to go about.

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5 Thanksgiving DIY Crafts to Give Thanks to the Planet

Green Living Ideas

Five awesome upcycled and recycled Thanksgiving DIY crafts from our friends at TerraCycle. The post 5 Thanksgiving DIY Crafts to Give Thanks to the Planet appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle crafts diy holiday crafts Recycling Thanksgiving upcycling

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DIY Tiki Torches from Old Glass Bottles

Green Living Ideas

But, if I had to choose my favorite segment from this week, I’d say it was GD Mizar’s DIY Tiki Torches segment! Green Diva Mizar’s DIY: up cycling those old glass bottles into tiki torches. For images to go along with these instructions, more details and a great recipe for DIY torch fuel, please visit GD Mizar’s original post ! You can also listen to the 5-min podcast of GD Mizar’s DIY segment , where she describes this all in good detail!

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Upcycle old CDs and DVDs into drinks coasters

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My favorite way of upcycling them is simple and does not require any tools even. I get so many CDs and DVDs with press information at trade fairs and other shows which, after I have extracted the information from them, have no further use, to be honest and as, as I said, they are difficult to recycle because of the silver layer and hence it is best to upcycle them. Tags: DIY recycling upcycling

DIY – Plastic Bag Rug

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I love this crocheted rug created from upcycled plastic bags by RecycleCindy over at My Recycled Bags. A special thanks to RecycleCindy for sharing her DIY crafts with us. Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY plastic bags Recycle Reuse Shopping Bags upcycle It totally reminds me of the ones my grandma used to make out of scrap fabric and would have all over her house.

DIY – Recycled Magazine Trash Can

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Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Magazines Recycle Trash Can up-cycle upcycle

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Eco-Friendly, Upcycled Clothes

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Eco-Friendly, Upcycled Clothes. There are a lot of people dealing in upcycled fabrics and clothes. There are a lot of great shops on Etsy that let you buy upcycled clothes, but the stuff being sold at the Zasra shop in the Etsy marketplace is taking it to another level. They feel like they can bring in customers no matter what the clothes look like since the fabrics are upcycled and that’s what customers “really” want. Melissa Novak-Saylor on DIY Soap!

DIY Domino Drink Coasters

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It’s a pretty simple DIY eco-friendly project when you use this step-by-step guide by NaturalMindset. Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY dominoes drink coasters game lover Game Pieces Recycle Reuse upcycleBefore you consider an incomplete set of dominoes as trash, think about crafting some unique drink coasters for your coffee table or as a gift for a friend that is a game lover.

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DIY – Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

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Here’s a quick DIY project – upcycle old mason jars into fun funky bathroom or kitchen liquid soap dispensers. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Soap Pump upcycle Supplies Needed: Old mason jar with lid. Drill. Ruler. Marker. Soap dispenser pump. Liquid soap. Step 1: Measure and mark the center of the jar’s lid.

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DIY – Soda Can Purse

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Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling aluminum Crafts DIY purse Recycle Reuse soda cans up-cycle upcycle

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DIY – Recycled Magazine Box

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This DIY craft is just for you. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Crafts DIY Gift Box Magazines Recycle Reuse up-cycle upcycle Calling all magazine hoarders! It is a simple guilt free way to get rid of all your old magazines. Materials Needed: Old Magazines. Scissors. A Big Clip. Step 1. Start with a page from an old magazine. Fold the page at about a quarter inch thickness until it has a little bulk to it. Glue the edge and cut off the remaining page.

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DIY – Soda Can Brooch / Pin

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On a soda can DIY up-cycling kick…Check out these stunning brooches created from recycled soda cans. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Brooch Crafts DIY Pin Recycle up-cycle upcycle Supplies Needed: Soda Cans. Scissors. Ruler. Marker. Clear Tape. Game Card or Other Image. Step 1 -. Cut empty soda can with scissors into a rectangle shape. Step 2 -. Mark with lines to fold and cut. Step 3 -. Cut away what is not needed. Step 4 -. Step 5 -.

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DIY Vintage Cake Stands

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Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Cake Crafts Cupcake DIY Reuse up-cycle upcycle Vintage Cake Stands

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DIY Jeans Bag

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It’s fun, easy & a great way to upcycle durable fabric like denim. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling denim DIY Jeans Bag Recycle Shopping Bags up-cycle upcycle Got an old pair of jeans that don’t fit any more? Why not make them into a brand new bag. Here’s how to do it… Thanks to se7en for sharing their awesome eco-crafts with us.

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Upcycling: Something that we must all do (again)

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It only wasn't called upcycling back then and it was the common thing; everyone did it. While upcycling firms like Terracycle, and others, smaller ones, do a great job on a large scale, or not so large but still commercial scale in the case of the smaller firms, with the various items of waste – and some of the products are what smaller upcycling crafters did before – each and everyone of us must do his or her part by upcycling waste at home, at school, at the workplace, etc.

DIY – Coffee Cup Cozy

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It’s easy to toss your DIY cup cozy in your purse or computer bag. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Coffee Crafts DIY upcycle For all you coffee and tea lovers that don’t bring their own travel mug when getting their daily java, this one’s for you. It maybe a hassle or you just forget, well just because you’re stuck with the disposable paper cup doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with the cardboard sleeve too.

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DIY Tin Can Halloween Lanterns

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Light up your porch this holiday weekend with some super fun DIY recycled tin can Halloween lanterns. Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY hall Halloween holiday Lantern October Holiday Recycle Tin Can upcycle Supplies Needed: Recycled tin cans. Soy or beeswax tea light candles. Pencil, crayon or permanent marker. Paper and scissors (optional). Coat hanger or sturdy wire for hanging (optional). Towel and firm work surface. Hammer. Large nail. Freezer. Water. Spray paint.

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Upcycled Little Girls Dress Into A Blouse

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A special thanks to Teri for sharing her upcycling skills with us! Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Eco Fashion Giddy Giddy Teri Dimalanta upcycle Check out this super sweet little girls blouse that Teri Dimalanta from Giddy Giddy created using a thrift store find drab purple dress and a few odds & ends she had laying around her house. Teri first began by removing the lace on the neckline and chopping off the long sleeves, plus 4 inches of skirt.

DIY – Make Drinking Glasses from Bottles

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Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY drinking glasses glass Recycle Reuse up-cycle upcycle

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DIY New Year’s Eve Noisemaker

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Bring in the new year with this eco-friendly upcycled soda can noisemaker. It’s a simple DIY project that can even be done with the kids. Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY holiday New Year's Eve Recycle Soda Can upcycleNew Year’s eve is this Friday! Supplies Needed: Fun image printed on lightweight or medium weight photo paper. Empty pull-top, 12 oz., aluminum soda can. Wood dowel, 1/4″ diameter, about 18″ long (or something similar).

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Easy DIY Sustainable Seedlings for Veggie & Herb Gardens

Green Living Ideas

Green Diva Mizar did a couple of her great DIY posts recently that included two different ideas for upcycling stuff headed for the recycling bin into seed-starter pots. GD Mizar’s DIY on upcycling toilet paper rolls (including step-by-step instructions on how to make seed-starter pots). GD Mizar’s DIY on upcycling newspaper (including a link to making seed-starter pots). This is our first spring in the new home.

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving DIY Craft Projects

The Go Green Blog

What better way to celebrate than with green DIY crafts. Top 5 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts. 1- Upcycled hand print turkey shirt. Family Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY holiday Recycle Reuse Thanksgiving upcycleIt’s Thanksgiving week! If you’re looking to green up your table decorations or just have some fun with the kids here are some eco-friendly Thanksgiving craft projects. 2- Corn husk recycled jar candle holder.

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving DIY Craft Projects

The Go Green Blog

What better way to celebrate than with green DIY crafts. Top 5 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts. 1- Upcycled hand print turkey shirt. Family Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY holiday Recycle Reuse Thanksgiving upcycleIt’s Thanksgiving week! If you’re looking to green up your table decorations or just have some fun with the kids here are some eco-friendly Thanksgiving craft projects. 2- Corn husk recycled jar candle holder.

DIY Purse From A Recycled Book

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Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling book DIY Green Goods purse Recycle Reuse upcycle

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DIY – One Shoulder Tank From Long Sleeved T-Shirt

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Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Long Sleeved T-Shirt One Shoulder Tank Recycle Reuse up-cycle upcycle

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A Knife Made From An Old Wrench

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The man behind this DIY project grinds away an old unused wrench, actually only a part of it, until he has a rough blade. Watch more in the video provided before you replicate this DIY idea at home. DIY reuse survival upcyclingTurning an unused household object into a fine tuned tool is not new. Even though you might be tempted to believe reusing stuff is a modern trend, people have been resorting to this technique for many ages.

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DIY – Beret From Old Shirt

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Tags: Green Crafts Recycling Beret Crafts DIY Recycle Reuse up-cycle upcycle

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DIY – Lamp Made From Soda Pop Can Tabs

The Go Green Blog

Tags: Eco-Products Recycling Crafts DIY lamp pop tabs Recycle Soda Can upcycle

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Here Are 7 Ways Make Your Last Minute Halloween Scramble One for Good

Green Living Ideas

DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects crafts diy Halloween holiday craft Holidays recycle upcycleTips from TerraCycle to make your Halloween super sustainable (and still totally fun)! The post Here Are 7 Ways Make Your Last Minute Halloween Scramble One for Good appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Don't try to impress people with what you can buy

Green (Living) Review

Instead of buying to impress, and buying more and more, we should and must, in fact, reduce our consumption – maybe even reduce to impress, but then again why impress or try to impress in the first place – and make do, repair, reuse, make our own, ideally from waste in the form of reuse or upcycling, and make our own from scratch from natural materials and/or from waste. consumption DIY green living green living tips making do reuse simple life upcycling

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Mason Jar Love: 9 (+) Reasons to Keep ’em in the Cupboard.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Food Green DIY eco-friendly food storage alternatives green home life hacks mason jars minimalism upcyclingHere are some (more) reasons to keep them around and use as is. You don't even need to get crafty!

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DIY Turkey Hand Print Shirts

The Go Green Blog

And what better way to show your love for the holiday than sporting an upcycled hand print turkey shirt. Tags: Family Green Crafts Crafts DIY Hand Print Long Sleeved T-Shirt T-Shirt Turkey Gobble, Gobble! It’s almost Turkey Day ! The folks over at One More Moore show us how… Supplies Needed: Scissors. Paper & marker. Used t-shirt, onesie or long sleeve shirt. Extra fabric piece bigger than your hand. Spare button. Sewing machine or needle and thread.

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Buy less, make more

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) DIY is not dead, just asleep for the moment with many. Instead of buying more and more and then still more, of things that we do not need, let’s make things again by reuse and upcycling. DIY green living upcyclingIn today's world we are constantly bombarded with advertisements telling us to buy more, more and still more.

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Toxic Waste Desk Caddy

Green (Living) Review

DIY upcycling DIY with trash DIY projects Toxic Waste candyFrom this … to this. is an easy road but one very rarely traveled. Toxic Waste – in this case – is a very sour candy of some sorts (never actually tried it myself, only tend to find the aftermath of people having used them in a park, including containers left behind) and they come, separately wrapped, in a plastic can such as the one in the picture.

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Finding Radiance & Energy in Caffeinated Showers.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) beauty bodycare coffee DIY eco environment haircare health natural health skin care skincare upcycling veganRich in antioxidants, with energizing, nourishing, glossing, cellulite- busting and exfoliating properties, coffee grounds are like the rockstar cousins to coconut oil these days.

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Crafting

Green (Living) Review

Another craft that I like to engage in, and it always brings out good ideas, is repurposing and upcycling items of waste into something useful. While writing, of which I do a great deal, as a writer, obviously, is also seen by many as a craft and as a way of relaxing, I need to get away from that at times and, being a forester by original trade, working with wood, especially does that for me, but also making anything else, including, as said, upcycling.

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Burlap sacks are to fabric as what pallets are to wood

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Small rucksack made from burlap sack and some waste rope The Internet abounds with ideas of how to reuse, recycle and upcycle pallet wood and there are also instructions to be found on the use and reuse and the recycling and upcycling of burlap (Hessian) sacks. burlap DIY hessian making do making things reuse upcycling by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Burlap sacks, also called Hessian sacks, are to fabric as what pallets are to wood. Projects abound to the creative mind.

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