Recycled Craft: How to make Milk Jug Snowflakes

What’s great about milk jugs, besides holding cereal’s best friend? Their durable, semi-transparent plastic can be reused to make some fun, useful and decorative crafts. With about 380 million gallons of milk products being sold in the US each month, we are at no shortage of free milk jug material to make this decorative snowflake craft, just …

Saving Money on Air Conditioning

Staying cool is very expensive. According to statistics from the US Department of Energy, cooling represents up to 70% of the summer monthly home energy bill in homes in warmer climates. It is therefore necessary to seek sustainable ways to reduce your cooling energy consumption in the long term particularly if you are living in an area …

How to Stain Eggs with Coffee

Who’s ready for the Superbowl? Woooow! Or maybe just the commercials and party food? The latter sounds more like me, how about you? In thinking about being part of the 184 million Americans watching the game this weekend, I wanted to add some crafty flair to the Superbowl fare. Since it’s a given that there will …

How to Repurpose a Birdhouse DYI

Last month I was at my cousin’s bridal shower. There were two tables filled will amazing gift baskets. Side note: my mother goes to tons of events and typically wins 1-3 gift baskets at each event. Do you know anyone else who is this lucky? I, personally do not. So, most of the glorious gift …

5 Sustainable Cork Crafts You’ll Love

Yes, I’m on a cork kick for a couple reasons. One being sustainability. This is interesting. Cork is considered a sustainable resource because it’s both biodegradable and renewable.  Cork comes from the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber), but instead of needing to cut down the tree to source the benefit of the raw material as is …