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The three Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—take on a whole new meaning when you think of creative ways to use things you have around the house to make something new. Learn how to refresh sad pillows, and even make new do-it-yourself ones, out of existing items you have lying around the house.
Keep your home clean and your family healthy with these easy tips.
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
Turn a window screen and picture frame into a perfect storage solution for delicate jewelry pieces.
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
The weather outside is frightful, and feeding birds is so delightful. All it takes to make one of these great bird feeders is a dip in the recycling bin, bird seed and a little creativity. 
Look at your closet, and your shopping, in a whole new way. Repurpose items you already have, making a dress out of a shirt or a handbag out of men’s ties.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them. 
It’s easy to cut back on consumption, reuse great fabrics and add style to your rooms when you tackle basic sewing projects.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.

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