There’s a new maker collective here in Atlanta, and they’ve got lots of awesomeness up their sleeves!
For years, we’ve put up an artificial Christmas tree. We got the tree second hand when Dave’s sister decided she didn’t need a second one in her shop, so my logic was that diverting this plastic tree from the landfill was definitely the greenest option.
How freaking cool is this acorn cap project from Kiwi Crate? You could attach a loop to the back and string these on a necklace or wire them into a pair of earrings. So fun! How would you make these into proper beads? Speak up, my jewelry-making pals!
Something I realized when Shannon and I were planning our notes for the Green Crafts panel at the Summit of Awesome is that there’s a lot of talk about how to be a greener crafter, but we don’t talk as much about why green crafting is important. I thought I’d share why it matters to me, and I hope you’ll tell me why green crafting is important to you, too!
I talk a lot about upcycling here, at Crafting a Green World, and at Green Upgrader. It’s becoming a pretty popular concept in the craft world, and like with any concept that starts to take off, I think the meaning has gotten a bit watered down. So, what is upcycling, really?