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)

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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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DIY: Valentine’s Day Gifts [Video tutorials]

“Valentine’s Day has been horribly commercialised, and if you’re green of heart, you may feel inclined to ignore it altogether. But I always say, there’s no bad day to tell someone that you love and appreciate their presence in your life.”

– Beth Buczynski

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Green Christmas Tips

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, Recycle for Wales have some top tips so you can be kinder to the environment, create less waste and save some cash too:

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DIY: Repurposed Gift Wrapping

Updated: May 2019

The season for major gifts is coming, we are less than a month away for Christmas and New Year. Here are some ideas to wrap your presents in an unique way but also reusing materials we usually could throw away. Hope you find them inspirational, I bet you will not need to buy old common paper and ribbons to wrap your presents again!

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Don’t toss away all the wrapping paper and ribbon that once covered other gifts. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or bags.

You can always repurpose some cloth and wrap everything with the awesome japanese Furokashi style 😉

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