Woven Flag Placemat Made from Old Clothing

Woven Flag Placemat

Did you know that in the US we dispose of Millions of tons of textiles every year and only a small percentage are recycled. According to the most recent report from the EPA in 2014 we tossed out almost 25 million tons of rubber leather and textiles. And even though this group includes rubber and leather and still only makes up for 9.5% of all the solid waste in the US; at the end of the day we Americans are still tossing out a lot of our perfectly usable clothing. Continue reading “Woven Flag Placemat Made from Old Clothing”

Big and Gaudy – Rings Made From Trash – Slumber Party Craft Idea

bottle cap ring

I am trying to age as gracefully as I can.  However, given that I wasn’t that graceful to begin with it is difficult to ascertain how well I am doing. Adding to the confusion is the question of whether or not one should, in fact “act their age” or, “embrace their inner child.” Which of these is the more graceful path I wonder? Continue reading “Big and Gaudy – Rings Made From Trash – Slumber Party Craft Idea”

Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash

Rustic coasters upcycled from tuna tin lids

I am trying to eat better and lose some weight but I have to make sure that I still get enough protein. Apparently tuna is one of the foods with the most protein per calorie ratio or something like that. I can only assume that the nutritional wizard who came up with this tuna rating did not calculate in the mayonnaise coefficient required to make tuna palatable.  I am just kidding I actually like tuna. Or do I? Have I ever had it without mayonnaise? Well I guess I will just keep working on a less mayonnaise plan. Continue reading “Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash”

Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Are you a planner or a list maker? Do you get excited by the prospect of a new and empty day planner? Well I do. I sometimes write things down on my list after I have done them, just so I can give myself another check mark of accomplishment. I never got enough gold stars by in grade school I guess. Or maybe we just never out grow the need for recognition even self recognition. Continue reading “Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System”