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How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

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Betz White treats us to this terrific DIY reusable sandwich wrap from her new book Sewing Green. Yummy!

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How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

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Expired credit cards, used gift cards, and outdated insurance cards aren't of much use to anyone! Unless you cut them up and make them into a colorful, sparkly mosaic. Here's a tutorial for covering a frame with your old cards.

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How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan

How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan

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A little crochet and a bit of sewing transform an old tee into a cute cardi with a ruffled sleeve. It's a perfect piece for transitioning your wardrobe into spring!

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Crafting with VHS Tapes

Crafting with VHS Tapes

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You'd be surprised by the number of things you can do with an old videotape! I made bookends, gift wrap, jewelry, flowers, and a notebook.

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How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock

How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock

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Put an end to disposable dust cloths with this clever reversible Swiffer sock. One side is flat, the other loopy, so you can use it wet or dry.

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Make a Jewelry Chandelier

Make a Jewelry Chandelier

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Store your jewelry in style with this chandelier accessory display.

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How to Make Your Own Underwear

How to Make Your Own Underwear

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Is there anything you can't make out of old T-shirts? This takes recycling to a whole new level!

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Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party!

Recycle Metal Cans into Hanging Flower Baskets for a Spring Party!

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Make simple, inexpensive, and cheerful hanging flower "baskets" out of recycled metal cans! These would be perfect to decorate a backyard or patio for a spring party, an informal wedding, or just for fun.

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Fiber-Covered Tree Debuts in Alabama

Fiber-Covered Tree Debuts in Alabama

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See the results of artist Jennifer March's collaborative tree project, "Interdependence."

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How to Make an Artful Scarf from Scraps

How to Make an Artful Scarf from Scraps

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Make an evening-worthy scarf or shawl from scraps of ribbons and fabrics.

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How to Turn Recycling into a Nature-Inspired Shadow Box

How to Turn Recycling into a Nature-Inspired Shadow Box

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Sometimes you find nature in the strangest places. This week I found it in my recycling bin.

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Make Your Own Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Make Your Own Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

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Here's one more crafty solution to wean you off of your disposable products.

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How to Make a Reverse-Applique  Eyeglass Case

How to Make a Reverse-Applique Eyeglass Case

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This project is completely handsewn and made from scraps, and it'll keep your sunglasses scratch-free!

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Make a Leaf-Printed Onesie for Your Little Sprout

Make a Leaf-Printed Onesie for Your Little Sprout

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Use a leaf found in your wanderings as a stamp for a cute baby onesie.

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Resparkle an Old Handbag with Spring Flowers!

Resparkle an Old Handbag with Spring Flowers!

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Revive a plain vintage or secondhand purse with a handful of rhinestones for a pretty new look—just in time for spring!

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Behind the Design Curtain: How Did I Design That Market Bag?

Behind the Design Curtain: How Did I Design That Market Bag?

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A year ago, I was developing some nifty projects for a summer sewing camp. Since a law had just been passed requiring stores to charge a fee for grocery bags, I dreamed up a grocery bag pattern. Creating your own bag is cool, especially if the bag can be customized. Here's what I did.

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How to Make a No-Sew Braided-Strap Tank

How to Make a No-Sew Braided-Strap Tank

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Spring and summer call for an arsenal of strappy tank tops, so here's a restyle to kick off your warm-weather wardrobe! And did I mention there's NO SEWING involved?

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Go Outside and Get Naturally Crafty

Go Outside and Get Naturally Crafty

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Use your surroundings both as inspiration and as a rich source of crafting supplies.

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How to Make Garden Flower Bath Melts

How to Make Garden Flower Bath Melts

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These gorgeous, all-natural bath melts are scented with essential oils and adorned with dried flowers. They are surprisingly easy to make and provide a luxurious way to celebrate nature, right in your own bathtub.

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Recycle Baby Food Jars into Terrariums and Tea Kits!

Recycle Baby Food Jars into Terrariums and Tea Kits!

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Save a few empty baby food jars (or any other small glass containers) and turn them into sweet little presents for friends! I made a chai-tea kit and a teeny-tiny terrarium with mine, but the possibilities are endless.

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