DIY: Recycled Christmas Cards

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This week I’ve been in a crafty mood. I made my own recycled paper (more like cardboard 😂) to send some Christmas handmade cards for my penpals and friends reusing scraps from materials I had (below each photo I leave you the link to where I got the idea from with the tutorial). I’m not the great crafter, but I like how rustic these cards look thanks to the materials I used (and my clumsiness 😛 ). Also, they are easy and may be a fun activity to make with kids.

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DIY: Upcycled Christmas [Videos]

Tutorial playlist with ideas on upcycled ornaments, gifts and gift wrapping. Hope you get inspired!

Don’t leave without check many other DIY: Ecofriendly Christmas ideas!

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Ecofriendly Christmas roundup

Christmas is coming. Before you go off on your merry way and max out the credit card, leaving a trail of landfill bound debris in your wake, check out this Christmas roundup we have published in the past so you can be kinder to the environment, create less waste and save some cash too:

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Green Christmas roundup [Green Christmas tips] | ecogreenlove Green Christmas roundup [DIY: Upcycled Christmas] | ecogreenlove Green Christmas roundup [DIY: Original & upcycled Holiday Gifts] | ecogreenlove

Green Christmas roundup [Christmas Gifts in a Jar] | ecogreenlove Green Christmas roundup [Repurposed Gift Wrapping] | ecogreenlove Green Christmas roundup [Ideas to Reuse torn Gift Wrap Paper] | ecogreenlove

If you have more ideas, please let us know!

Happy Upcycling!

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DIY: Thanksgiving Decor & Crafts

«Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.»  ~William Arthur Ward

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Repurposing Mason Jars [Infographic]

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Mason jars have been around for over 100 years, and they were originally used for canning and preserving food. Over the past few decades, however, the uses for these versatile jars have taken a creative spin. From gift containers to wedding decorations, Mason jars are on thousands of Pinterest boards for one reason or another. Dinah Wulf compiled a list of common and creative uses for these versatile jars and has broken these down into four categories: recipes, gardens, gifts, and crafts. She also included some DIYs you can try each of them out!

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Check out our roundup for DIY: Winter decorations in JarsDIY: Christmas Gifts in a Jar Ideas • Food Gifts ideas in Jars

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Reusing match boxes

Find a few ideas on how to repurpose them here:

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DIY: Mother’s Day Gifts [Video tutorials]

Hi! This is an update for DIY: Upcycled Mother’s Day Gifts ideas. Click on the link so you find ideas for crafts and tutorials [Images]. This year ecogreenlove created a YouTube playlist for more Mother’s Day gifts tutorials [16 videos]. Every year will be updated. If you have an idea or tutorial you want to share with us, please comment below or send us a message with your link.

More ideas:
Go here for repurposed gift wrapping ideas
Click here for 10 DIY natural scrub recipes that make a great gift for Mother’s Day
• And check here our upcycled & original gifts roundup (for every occasion)

According to consumerist.com:

Mother’s Day is [a nation’s] greatest guilt holiday: mothers brought us into the world, raised us, or even both, and we can at least buy them brunch and a handful of tulips, right? Of course! Stuff isn’t a proxy for love, but the National Retail Federation tells us that Americans plan to spend an average of $172.63 each on Mother’s Day festivities this year.

Mother’s Day isn’t about buying stuff for only our own personal mothers, of course, 6,285 people took this year’s phone survey, and they named some other people who they celebrate on that day. These included wives, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, friends, godmothers, and “other relatives,” which probably includes stepmothers and aunts. Shoppers said that they plan to spend about $8 on cards for the holiday, and 80% of them planned to buy at least one card.

67% of shoppers plan to buy flowers: while Valentine’s Day is the biggest holiday for giving flowers, Mother’s Day is the biggest holiday for having flowers delivered from afar.

Other odd bits from the survey? 44% of participants plan to give their mother figures gift cards for the holiday, and 14% plan to give them some kind of consumer electronics.

I think is always better if you make something by yourself to give as a gift. Is personalised, is unique, is made by your own hands, you put your time and effort on it… and the advantages is that your recipient (in this case, your mom) will love it for all of these reasons, besides that you spend almost no money, you don’t go with all of the flow and buy a card something that many other moms will get 😉

Remember, is more significant when you give something personalised you made by yourself, avoid consuming!

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