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A crafty blog shared with me recently, Allyson Hill, had a GENIUS new tutorial I had to share with y’all.
Forget plastic wrap and foil. Here is an alternative that is much more attractive! This Eco Travel Lid is perfect for short-term food storage, especially while traveling to a picnic or party. This is not intended for long-term storage since it will not create an air-tight seal.
In the tutorial I have explained how to make a bowl cover, but this could be easily adapted for other containers as well (9×13, platter, etc). Very fun, fast and eco-friendly…give it a try!
I love Real Simple magazine! I mean, I LOVE it. It always has so many wonderful ideas and articles. I always find myself saying things like “Why didn’t I think of that?” or “That’s such an easy idea!” I always feel so smart, organized, and just better after reading an article or two.
Today I found one of the best articles I’ve seen in awhile – 50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things. As I looked through all 50 ideas I was inspired. They were so simple, handy, and just plain smart. This article gives a practical view of being green and recycling. Alton Brown (from the show Good Eats on the Food Network) always talks about multi-taskers in the kitchen. You know, those things that have more than one use. Well this article is ALL about multi-taskers. It shows you additional tasks for things you’d never think of on your own (at least I didn’t). So take a few minutes to check out this great feature. By the end of it I’m sure you’ll have at least 50, tee hee, new green ideas for your home that you can start implementing today!
Felt seems to be the new medium that’s all over almost every blog I read, and guess what? There’s Eco-Felt! There’s 26 fun color choices, available online at Felt-O-Rama and Harts Fabric, It is also widely available at Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart. For more fun details and links, check out “Crafting a Green World” blog entry on it.
Lazy? Busy? There’s even a vendor on Etsy selling adorable creations made from Eco-Felt.
Want to get felt up (har har har) check out this HUGE list of fun felty projects!
The bloggy famous Felt Dahlia Brooch
Eco-Friendly felt projects for kids
Felt flower hairpins tutorial
and cool easy and felty coasters
Sticking your empty soda cans in the recycling bin is GREAT, but not so crafty or fun. So today I thought I’d post a couple links to what you could do with those soda cans (or beer cans, or just cans in general) instead of just sending them off to the recycling center.
Diva Schmivas shared a tutorial for making Recycled Soda Can Coasters.
What about an entire blog dedicated to recycled can crafts?
Don’t want to use the whole can? Try making a belt from soda can tabs.
If you like the idea of soda can jewelry, but don’t want to try to make it yourself, check out some soda can earrings you can buy here.