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They say necessity is the mother of invention and it also happens to be responsible for transforming Nicole Curtis from a
My dad always wore neckties to work, so after he passed away, I hired The Gazebo to turn them into a quilt. The quilt brings
Activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield thinks we can manage our waste better. In his new series, "Sustainable Living", Rob shows that we can manage our trash and create an incredibly minimal impact as long as we're conscious.
“Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication,” said Maya Angelou. Today, food is more about communication
Below are six more of my favorite ideas for repurposing jackets, shirts, pants, and other articles of clothing:
Upcycling isn't a new concept, but it offers so many new ideas. And whether the middle of winter has you feeling like a wet blanket, or you're looking for a refresh, giving some pieces of seasons old a little nip-tuck always does the trick.
Mason jars are absolutely adorable and totally useful! Since I'm quite obsessed, I find ways to incorporate them on The Chic
In a time where consumerism only seems to be growing, it is inspiring to observe these six artists - such as Tara Donovan and Piet Hein Eek - who have made discarded, everyday materials the centre of their work. Watch their approach to re-using materials.
As your friends start to move into new apartments (and maybe dorms!), a housewarming present that won't break the bank is something you need to have on hand. These adorable, mini-planters are made from concrete and can be used to house succulents and herbs!
Pallets can be found anywhere -- even on the side of the road. Like timber crates and boxes, you can simply upcycle pallets by setting them up as coffee tables -- or, you can put some elbow grease into updating them with stain and varnish.
Knowing a reliable custom framer in your town is essential if you love to hang art. But that sinking feeling when you see the price tag at pickup is almost inevitable. If it leaves you wondering if there's a less expensive way, the good news is that there is!
Even though tires have a shelf life on the road, they don't have to banished to landfills for the rest of eternity. Instead, you could turn them into cool planters, playground equipment, and even... suits of armor?!
Now that your gardening work is paying off and all that patio furniture is cleaned up and back in place, your outdoor areas are just about done. What are you still missing? Well, here are nine gorgeous garden details and plants that you might want to think about adding.
What may look like an empty cardboard box or a finished egg carton could actually be a stylish bedside lamp waiting to happen! Instead of tossing out those retired boxes, cans, and bottles, give them a new life, by turning them into useful and beautiful household items.
Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.
Twine. Yep, that's it. Here's the answer upfront, because even now that you know what the miracle material is, you'll never guess the crazy things these brave DIYers do with it.
If there was ever a month to take the time to appreciate building and decorating with reclaimed wood, April is it.
Sure, you've heard of turning upcycled glass jars into lanterns, but have you ever considered adding Peeps? Use a pack of colorful Peeps to add instant Easter flavor to decorative lights. Or turn one into a bunny vase.
It's time to join in and go green, with these 12 quick and fun St. Patty's Day wreaths that are perfect for a family-wide DIY.