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From 'Brollys to Bags: Umbrella Tips for a Rainy Season

For many of us, this summer's must-have accessory is....an umbrella. The rain seems to go on and on this year, and while it's nice not to be suffering from drought, the frequent squalls might be taking their toll on your frequent companion. Like so many things these days, many umbrellas seem to b...

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Tags: Bag, Craft, Diy, Umbrella, Weather
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Upcycled materials and making your own yarn

Recently I purchased a hat on Etsy. Like every other handmade item I've bought on the site, it was a marvel of craftsmanship. It's also made out of upcycled materials: soda bottles were spun into the soft fiber crocheted into a beanie. It was my first experience with wearing plastic, so to speak,...

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Tags: Bag, Craft, Diy, Plarn, Plastic, Reusable bag, Video
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Submit Your Trash (and Art, Crafts, Video) to the Smart Art Competition

Have you been privately honing your DIY skills on items from your trash...egg crates, bottles, phone books? Do you look at a bunch of yogurt containers and see a lamp? Now is the time to share your talents with the world. Enter the Adventure Ecology and Sculpt the Future Foundation’s SMART ART ‘...

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Tags: Art, Contest, Craft, Diy, Recycle, Reuse
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New Life for Old Paper: DIY Instructions

You may have drastically cut down on your junk mail, but a few stray pieces always seem to get through. Even if you've reduced your paper use to the absolute minimum, paper clutter may still be collecting around the house. You can always recycle, but there are some fun craft projects for reusing ...

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Tags: Art, Craft, Diy, Paper, Project, Reuse
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