Handmade Holiday: A Green Christmas Tree

handmade christmas ornaments

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.

Spotted: Acorn Cap Jewels

acorn cap jewels

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!

Why Green Crafting?

A sewing machine presser foot.

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!

What is Upcycling?

upcycled can be beautiful

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?

Garbage Moguls

TerraCycle
The lovely Emily who submitted the toothpaste holder project last month contacted me recently with some awesome news: she...

Hearts and Fences

fence hearts via outdoorknit.blogspot.com
I am in love with this project from Outdoor Knit!!! They decorated a chain link fence by an abandoned...