Make Wall-Mounted Vases From Empty Wine Bottles


What's the one thing you're sure to have in ample supply after the various Christmas festivities and New Year's Eve parties? Empty liquor bottles. Sure, you could send them on their way to the recycling station, but I'm a much bigger fan of giving old things new life through some simple DIY. Back in August we showed you 4 DIY ideas for empty wine bottles (which went on to be one of our most wildly popular posts of 2009), but today we're adding one more idea to that list. The project: … [Read more...]

Recycled Plates With A Purpose Are Both Charitable and Beautiful

Are you looking for a great belated Christmas gift to give someone (or yourself)? Check out Plates With a Purpose by Riverside Design.These plates are creatively and beautifully crafted from recycled glass and non-toxic color and are sure to make your 1st party of the new year a smashing success.As wonderful as their non-toxic and eco-friendly construction is, the real triumph of these plates is that Riverside Design donates 15% of Plates with Purpose proceeds to partner chapters of various … [Read more...]

When LED Christmas Lights are NOT The Greenest Choice

What's the easiest way to make your Christmas decorations greener? Most people would say, "That's easy, use LED Christmas lights instead of normal mini lights." But then again, most people might actually be wrong. Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE fan of LED lights...but I still don't have them on my house this year. Why not?   … [Read more...]

Ridiculously Cheap And Easy DIY LED Lanterns For Your Porch


Now that fall is officially here, it's time to get out and enjoy your outdoor living spaces again. What better way to spruce up that patio, porch, or deck than by adding some awesome eco-friendly lighting? Too bad that it can set you back a very large chunk of change. There are SO many options for outdoor eco-friendly lighting, but it always seems like there's a trade-off to make. Isn't there a DIY solution that gets you everything you want out of awesome outdoor lighting and doesn't … [Read more...]

3 Creative Bike Lighting DIY Projects…and 1 Purely Awesome One!

One of the most fun, green, and practical ways of getting around is riding a bike. Unfortunately, it can be a bit of a challenge to, you know, not DIE while commuting on your bike. It's hard enough during the day, but some of the real challenges of staying safe on a bike come at night. Check out these 3 amazing DIY ideas to make your bike visible at night... and to turn a few heads and earn major cyclist cool points too!     … [Read more...]

The Incredible LED Lit Toilet Seat

LED gizmos and gadgets are all the rage these why should your toilet seat be left out? That's right, for a cool $250 you could be the proud owner of an automated LED lit toilet seat. Check out the demonstration video below (complete with German techno music, oh yeah!). Hey, why not, right?   … [Read more...]

Painting Soon? 6 Low VOC And No VOC Painting Tips You Need To Know

Indoor pollution is a real problem in our modern age. The paints we use to adorn the walls of our homes can really contribute to that problem, which in turn contributes to the pollutants in the air we breathe in general. House paint can include such nastiness as formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and ethylene glycol -- to name a few. These chemicals can spend time evaporating and becoming part of the air you breathe years after you've painted your living room. It's a scary thought, but … [Read more...]

Decorate in Eco-Friendly Style


Green is sexy. There are rare times in life when "good" things are actually stylish. Well, this is one of those times. It's actually trendy to be green... if you hadn't yet noticed. The question at hand is, "how many people will remain green after the fad has passed?". That question is for another post. So this spring as we clean out our crap and get the itch to rearrange and redecorate, consider going hip and stylish in green. Here's the best part, it doesn't have to be expensive! … [Read more...]