Tag: do-it-yourself

DIY: Upcycled Teacup Candles

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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DIY: Upcycled Teacup Candles By Erin Vilines The Nature Conservancy in Georgia This craft projects brings new meaning to the term “tea candle” — and new life to half-burned candles cluttering the house. Rather than toss ornamental candles when changing decor, reuse the wax by melting it down and filling a pretty teacup to create […]

DIY (video): Holiday Book Wreath

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Book Wreath This is one of our favorite DIY projects of the season. The Nature Conservancy’s Laura Bracis spent $5.48 on all materials, including buying used books to upcycle, and made a gorgeous holiday wreath. We loved it so much we asked her to share her secrets. Find out how she did it […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Since we’re celebrating Green Gift Monday today, we let our GGM team has take over Cool Green Morning! Here are their favorite posts about giving green.

  1. TreeHugger gets a case of the Green Gift Mondays. (TreeHugger)
  2. We agree: the things worth treasuring are the things that money can’t buy. (Sungevity)
  3. Looking for a few green DIY tutorials? How about 101?! (Everything Etsy)
  4. Our state director in Illinois shares some crafty handmade gift ideas. (ABC Chicago)
  5. From peppermint bark to a garden starter kit, you’ll want to add these items to your wish list. (Mother Nature Network)

DIY Holiday Card Display

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Card Display By Evelyn Chen The Nature Conservancy in New York There’s no better way to display holiday cards than by perching them atop a wide mantle above an idyllic fireplace. Or is there?…. What do you do with your stacks of beautifully adorned, thoughtfully addressed Christmas cards when you live in a […]

How Bloggers Can Support Green Gift Monday

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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How Bloggers Can Support Green Gift Monday What Is Green Gift Monday? Green Gift Monday is the Conservancy’s special program that encourages good deeds for your friends, family and the environment throughout the holiday season, and we’re proud to be celebrating the second year of Green Gift Monday in 2011. Green Gift Monday coincides with […]

DIY: Wedding Invitation Ornament

Written by | November 14th, 2011

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DIY: Wedding Invitation Ornament By Madeline Breen As the crafter of my family, I’ve been wanting to come up with a sentimental, handmade Christmas gift for my sister and her new hubby. Since this is their first Christmas as a blissful married couple, I decided a gift that celebrates their newlywed status was a must. […]

DIY: Up-cycled Tie Wreath

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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DIY: Up-cycled Tie Wreath By Susan Iovenitti On one of my recent inspiration expeditions to the local library, I came across an interesting book all about “up-cycled gifts” called Upcycling by Danny Seo. In the book I found a wealth of ideas for turning ordinary objects around my house into beautiful gifts and décor. I’ve […]

Holiday DIY Projects from Pinterest

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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Holiday DIY Projects from Pinterest By Madeline Breen My marketing colleagues and I have a new obsession: Pinterest. Have you heard of this lovely little web site yet? Pinterest is an online community that allows you to create virtual inspiration boards by “pinning” photos you’ve stumbled across online. Looking for a place to store all […]

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