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Plastic Bags for Haiti

No Comments 19 April 2010

University of Oregon student Ruby Sprengle has started a project to create tarps out of plastic bags for those without shelter in Haiti. Watch this video to learn how to make your own tarp contribution, and visit The Utility Quilt for more information.

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From Package to Container

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From Package to Container

No Comments 19 April 2010

Everyday packaging can be repurposed into a variety of helpful containers. When shopping, always keep in mind what you could use to repurpose in to items you need around the house.

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Gift Wrap Envelope Liners

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Gift Wrap Envelope Liners

No Comments 19 April 2010

This simple craft can make use of old wrapping paper and add visual interest to an envelope.

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Homemade Jar Candles

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Homemade Jar Candles

No Comments 19 April 2010

Repurpose empty jars into stylish candles. Old mustard, jam and mason jars work especially well for this project.

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Plastic Bag Baby Bib

Crafts & Projects

Plastic Bag Baby Bib

No Comments 19 April 2010

Like plastic bag aprons, bibs can provide a stain-proof and environmentally-friendly use for plastic bags. This plastic bag bib is a quick and easy project for anyone with sewing skills.

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Plastic Bag Aprons

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Plastic Bag Aprons

No Comments 18 April 2010

Aprons are a great way to repurpose plastic bags. Unlike cloth aprons, it will only take a quick wipe to remove spills and stains. A full-sized apron can make a great long-term project. Or, consider a half-apron if you’re looking for a less time-intensive undertaking.

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The Whole Kitten Caboodles

Shopping, Tips

The Whole Kitten Caboodles

No Comments 18 April 2010

Caboodle corrugated cat condos are made from 40% recycled material and is 100% recyclable, and you can doodle on your kitten Caboodle. Buy one or use these as inspiration for your own DIY cardboard kitty condos.

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Carboard Cat Scratchers

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Carboard Cat Scratchers

No Comments 16 April 2010

Why pay for cardboard cat scratchers? Repurpose old boxes into your own homemade catscratcher.

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HGTV Green Home

News & Issues

HGTV Green Home

No Comments 14 April 2010

The third-annual HGTV Green Home sweepstakes is underway. In addition to highlighting ways to construct homes with a green focus, the Plymoth, Mass., home also offers up inspiration on ways to incorporate repurposed items into your home decor.

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Step-by-step plastic fusing

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Step-by-step plastic fusing

No Comments 14 April 2010

Plastic bag recycling centers have popped up at stores across the country, but the plastic bag recycling process still isn’t terribly efficient. Before carting bags off for recycling consider fusing them to create plastic fabric, which can be used like traditional fabric.

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