Mother Earth Living

jaci kennison

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.
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
If the heat is getting you down—and out of your comfortable sleeping—take your bedroom outside and let Mother Nature cool you while you slumber.
If you find yourself with a bag that seems to swallow up all of your things, consider adding snap-in coin purses to help you organize.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Create the feeling that you are waking up underneath the trees with a headboard made of aspen branches.
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.
When stacks of mail, cards and school pictures start taking over your kitchen table or refrigerator, wage war with this project to keep it all organized and unclutter your life.
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
Put your money where your principals are—supporting eco-conscious living projects. Invest in green companies to make a greater impact on our environment.
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
Instead of flowers, give a homemade token of your friendship and support.
Rescue old windows and recycle them into beautiful light fixtures.
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
A pillowcase and foam board are all you need for a simple, cheap and environmentally friendly way to organize notes and lists in this project.
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
Hemp can be made into a wide variety of products, including fashionable, functional clothing.
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.
Hang used fabric on your walls instead of paint or wallpaper.
Take some pressure off resolutions season by choosing “world improvement” instead of just “self-improvement”. Add a green resolution to your list this year.
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison takes time out this holiday season to honor and appreciate the planet.
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
Get creative with your Christmas tree! Save the forests, skip the plastic greenery and really go green this holiday with a different kind of tree.

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