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Waggin’ Wednesday :: Organic Catnip by Laura
October 27, 2010, 11:18 am
Filed under: Waggin' Wednesdays

I recently have found my stash of bulk toilet paper slightly…altered, as well as one of the rolls in the master bathroom was unwound and shredded. I’m not sure who’s the new culprit, but I have my bets on a certain tiny orange kitty.


I read today about this great company who offers adorable cat toys hand stuffed with organic catnip and made with eco-felt! Cute, eco-friendly and for kitties? Sign me up!

I just thought I’d share my TP story, since they had the cutest TP Roll toy!


Meghan Tuesday: Halloween Project #6 by Meghan
October 26, 2010, 12:16 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, General Posts, Meghan Mondays!

Another Halloween projects? Oh yes! I just can’t help it! I keep coming across all these super cute green Halloween projects and I would feel like a bad Meghan if I didn’t share them with you. Crafts by Amanda has another great Halloween project that uses recycled bottles (milk jugs and Sunny D bottles). For this project you’ll just need some empty bottles, paint, a light source, and a bit of creativity! Amanda used one of those tap lights that you just push and it comes on. These are great because you can find them super cheap, even at the $1 store sometimes, and they run on batteries. This would be a great project to do with your kids because since they are monsters they can go a little nuts!

Meghan Monday: Halloween Project #5 by Meghan
October 25, 2010, 12:26 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, Meghan Mondays!

I’ve been saving toilet paper tubes for Laura lately (that we’ll be using for a special project that hopefully I can share with you soon), so I’ve had TP on the brain. So when I came across this project I just HAD to share it. A Glimpse Inside shares this wonderful Fall Garland made from toilet paper tubes, paint and twine. The garland has apples and pumpkins since it’s a fall garland, but you could just use pumpkins and make it for Halloween. Or change it to all apples to make for your favorite teacher.

mini-eco :: eco-crafty fun for kids by Laura
October 22, 2010, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials

I somehow luckily stumbled upon the cutest and useful blog, eco-minded and creative activities and handmade stuff for kids. After looking over all of the tutorials and free printables, you’ll want to close yourself in your craft room for hours!

Some of my favs? Just from a quick look, here’s some fun and ecofriendly ones! AND these are just from the FIRST PAGE! Go enjoy!!

Meghan Monday: Halloween Project #4 by Meghan
October 18, 2010, 12:44 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, Meghan Mondays!, Projects

The Long Thread has been posting some great recycled Halloween projects. I just love the paper bag Halloween bowls that they posted. They are just paper mache bowls made from paper bags and tissue paper. These would be great to hold the Halloween candy to give out to the kiddos. They would also be a great project for a kids class. Or to make for a Halloween party instead of going out and buying new bowls that you can only use for one occasion.

Meghan Monday: Halloween Project #3 by Meghan
October 11, 2010, 12:09 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, General Posts, Meghan Mondays!

I am in LOVE with this recycled halloween project from All Good Things Come to Them That Thwaits!¬†All you need to make this awesome skeleton are 3 (or maybe 4?) clean, plastic gallon milk jugs, an exacto knife, some craft wire, a hole punch, and a black sharpie. Even if you don’t have any empty gallon milk jugs on hand, you could surely save up enough to make one in time for Halloween. You could even spray paint them or add glitter if you want to go all out.

New Crafty Invention :: Glue Free Punching by Laura
October 6, 2010, 9:51 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials

I feel like I’m gellin’ like Magellan…lol

I’m totally and most likely not the first person to think of this, but I’m going to claim that I am.

Decorating a Thank You note I pulled out my little punches I keep at work (yes, I keep them at work) and no really nice scrappy type paper around….so I look around…Post It Notes!

Bright, fun colors in cute punchable sized sheets! I start punching away, and decide to punch a few on the “sticky” part….genius! No glue needed, they just pop right on!

It’d be perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, the works! I wouldn’t suggest envelopes, since they go through A LOT of machinery to get to the recipient…but there are endless possibilities!

Happy Stamping!