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TAG : Recycle

DIY Remembrance Pillows

A great way to honor a loved one who has passed away is to make a remembrance pillow out of one of his or her button-down shirts. Even if you’re not an experienced seamstress, this is a simple project. If you don’t have a sewing machine, and you don’t want to invest in one, you can ...

DIY Garden Projects

My mantra is "reuse, recycle, and recreate," so before I start a project of any kind, I take a good look around to see what I can use. This includes items from my garden, yard, and house. There are always opportunities to repurpose an item and creatively use it in another way. I encourage you ...

Knitted Twine Planters

With these knitted twine planters, your plants will help bring any room alive with both foliage and funky style. Dress tin cans in twine to make these fun and funky planters for succulents, cactus, wheatgrass, or other plants.Difficulty: IntermediateTime to make: About 3 hoursTools & ...

Bound-Up Bookcase

This upcycled bookcase uses painted apple crates to make a rustic chic place for books and knick-knacks. Turn empty crates into a stylish bookcase to fill an open space. Be sure to look around for your crates. They can be old, and they don't have to be identical. If you want new ones, you can ...

Recycle – Repurpose – Reuse

Its funny how society views things. When I was growing up, we reused everything possible because we were poor. Very little was wasted or thrown away. Soda bottles that were not turned in for the 5 cent refund were used for drenching live stock and storing used motor oil – which was used to ...

Repurpose Old Preserves and Bottles

Vintage Crafts(Skyhorse, 2013) by Clara Lidstrom is a guide to crafting on a budget. Vintage flair isn't just classy and cute; it's fun to create and perfect for any budget! So, let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don't back down from that deal at the yard sale. This ...

How to Make an Almost Cost-Free Livestock Feeder

My husband is the king of re-use. As a matter of fact, we are kind of amused at all the hoopla surrounding the renew-reuse-recycle movement. Successful ranchers, homesteaders and small farmers have made this a way of life for years if not centuries. Glad the rest of the world is catching up! I ...

Fix Your Broken Lawn Chairs

Our webbed chairs we use up at the lake finally gave up the ghost at the end of last summer. They didn’t completely give way, but close enough. Like my grandparents, I hate to throw things out, so rewebbing them made a good winter project. I ordered webbing from Amazon.com. As it turns out, ...

A New Firepit on the Homestead

In every home we have lived in, we have built an outdoor fire pit. And our homestead now is no different. We hope to remove some trees and landscape the yard surrounding the house next year. There was an overgrown unsightly clump of trees in the front yard that I hoped to take out and seed for ...

Life and Farming a Step at a Time

We live and farm on 106 acres of steep hardwood rangeland (mostly oaks). Less than a quarter of that is viable for agriculture; besides, we want to keep the remainder undisturbed as much as possible. A variety of creatures live here – our domestic animals include sheep, chickens, two dogs, ...

Turn Trash into Treasures

Have you ever broken a glass or spilled something on your dining room chair? Who hasn’t? Life is full of “oops moments,” which is why Glad® ForceFlex® Black Bag has teamed up with the Picker Sisters – best friends and interior designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen – to celebrate ...

‘Scrap’ a Mini Album Out of CDs

Several of my friends enjoy scrapbooking as much as I do, so about two years ago, we started getting together once a month for a “scrap day,” in which we meet at my house and spend an entire afternoon – and sometimes part of the evening – scrapbooking whatever we want. It’s fun to ...

Using a compost bin

Recycling is a noble effort in which everyone should participate. Sadly, the inconveniences sometimes faced by potential recyclers are enough to dissuade them from actively taking part in the green movement. What better alternative than to easily dispose of trash and recycle at the same time? ...