Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

Fairy Garden Furniture from the Junk Drawer

A reader recently asked (on my Facebook page) if I had ever upcycled a pizza saver. You know, those little plastic pieces that keep a pizza box from caving in on the toppings. And I instantly remembered a VERY old blog post that I had put together in 2014 (but never published) on fairy garden furniture that I made using household junk.Read more ›

50+ Crafts from Waste Materials and Stuff Around Your Home

50+ Crafts from Waste Materials and Stuff Around Your Home

A month ago, I didn’t envision putting together a collection of crafts with waste materials to share on my blog. But with most of us confined to our homes right now, I thought it might spark some ideas for recycling activities using things we already have on hand. Waste crafts aren’t typically my favorite kind of recycling projects, but different times call for different measures.Read more ›

Clever Ways to Use Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps

Clever Ways to Use Food Waste and Kitchen Scraps

I almost exclusively blog about upcycling and/or buying secondhand. But, I yearn to expand my knowledge of related ways to be a smart consumer and reduce waste. Mindful consuming, upcycling / secondhand shopping, and looking for ways to reduce waste all fall under the same umbrella. And every time I hear about how much food is wasted in the USA (and elsewhere, I’m sure), I just feel so discouraged. So, I thought it would be beneficial if I did some research into food waste solutions for my own kitchen.Read more ›

Recycled Tote Bag from a Framed Cross Stitch

Recycled Tote Bag from a Framed Cross Stitch

Framed cross stitch pieces are something I see at thrift stores all the time. And while there are modern versions of cross stitch that have become very popular (with sassy sayings), the older ones seem to get tossed in the donation pile. When I found this 1980s-era country cross stitch, I immediately thought that it would look SO CUTE as a recycled tote bag for grocery (or farmer’s market) shopping.Read more ›