Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions
Jan21

Naturally Beautiful Kitchen Concoctions

Kitchen Beauty right from the pantry, garden, or refrigerator. Are you feeling the mid summer (or mid winter for the Northern Hemi peeps) blues? Mid season can be a pretty tough time for skin and hair and it’s only fair to indulge in a bit of a pampering from time to time. The following are a collection of super simple ways that you can get your glam on without having to spend a fortune on skincare or haircare products or...

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Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY
Jan05

Pronto Produce Bags: A minimal sew DIY

Useful and Simple Upcycling. Sometimes online craft upcycling craft projects have some pretty spectacular but totally useless results. Sure- bottle caps can be made into art, but quite frankly most of the upcycled ideas on Pinterest for these type of activities have me wondering what the heck you would use the results for. This upcycle is practical, easy, and one I invented to do in ten minutes before getting ready for work (because...

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Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon
Dec24

Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon

Are you running late? Never fear! The best of us get a little bit behind schedule from time to time (or all the time). If you are one of many who are spending your Christmas eve day chasing store closing deadlines this quick little DIY should help you out a lot. The best part? You (likely) won’t have to spend a cent. If you have visited a trendy store at any time over the past year and have a paper shopping bag hanging around...

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Make Your Own Boho Tassel Necklace
Dec12

Make Your Own Boho Tassel Necklace

Running out of time or money? Perhaps you just really can’t be assed braving the shops? Whatever the reason for your Christmas present tardiness this is the easy DIY tutorial that might simultaneously save your hide and impress the recipient with your cleverness. The boho beauty you see above is nothing more than my old gym shirt (that wore thin from all my muscles *bahahaha*) ripped into strips, braided and made to look fancy...

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Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make
Nov11

Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make

Rounding up some not-so-shabby recycled chic. Sometimes when we have a little down time it can be fun to get crafty. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to locate craft projects that are useful in a hurry. There are only so many DIY’s you can store in one life, so here is a round up of some recycling inspired DIYS that can result in some very usable outcomes (no macaroni noodle picture frames here). So here goes a...

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Make It Yourself: Moss Balls
Nov01

Make It Yourself: Moss Balls

Doing the Christmas Gift idea round up? As we slide into November and the stores start getting ramped up for Christmas (my local MYER department store had the Christmas tree up in SEPTEMBER) it’s time to start thinking about whether or not we want to gift tangible gifts. I will have to admit that last year I got really lazy and didn’t bother with presents. The good thing about lazy is that it means that you don’t end...

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Recycled Paper Notebook
Jul26

Recycled Paper Notebook

Giving a Crap About Paper A little while back I changed my toilet paper options to something that better suited my personal values. First and foremost I was looking for a way to buy my recycled toilet paper plastic free, and secondly I was pretty stoked I could fund sanitation projects in developing countries while wiping my bottom. Double win. The downside? Annoying amounts of toilet paper wrapping. Unfortunately the two companies I...

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DIY: Decoration Tutorial Round Up
Dec13

DIY: Decoration Tutorial Round Up

Storage, Storage, Storage. Seems like everywhere we look there are people giving us storage solutions for all our stuff! The trend to consume more is affecting the way that we operate in our daily lives. So much so that many of us have to outsource our storage solutions to warehouses that are popping up across the globe. The folks over at Becoming Minimalist have rounded up a surprising collection of statistics (the sources...

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DIY: Upcycled Potted Plants
Dec07

DIY: Upcycled Potted Plants

Potted Plant Love. As mentioned in the DIY succulent tree post, up-cycled potted plants make great gift ideas. Not only do they divert broken and unwanted items from landfill, they provide loads of joy for the recipient and make for great photos! If you have some old broken china, pottery, or perhaps a vase that no longer serves a purpose the following info should help you turn that dust collector into a planter in a matter of...

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DIY: Succulent Tree
Dec02

DIY: Succulent Tree

The succulent tree. The succulent tree is the ideal tree for anyone who wants to look like a total hipster this Christmas. You may or may not have noticed… succulents and cacti are still pretty on-trend. What I like about this succulent tree idea is that no only is it pretty to look at, the plants won’t die and at the end of Christmas you can pull your tree apart and pot the succulents up. Potted plants make great gift...

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