Looking for a cheap and easy way to build an attractive rain barrel? It’s way easier than you think! See 3 examples of pretty rain barrels: 1) Wooden rain barrels with rain chains, 2) Plastic rain barrels with potted plants, and 3) Ugly rain barrels with vines growing down the sides. These are all attractive rain barrels that you can make very affordably yourself
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My budget-friendly tips for creating an eco friendly house. 9 simple ideas — from replacing plastic with natural materials to choosing eco friendly cleaning products and 7 other green home tips.
Want to go green at your home office? That’s what I did. See how much money you’ll save by changing a few things in your home office & making it ecofriendly
Got Mardi Gras beads? You can reuse parade parade beads as gift wrap, a DIY chandelier, drink coasters, centerpieces, party favors – or just recycle them!
Here’s where to find free materials for all your DIY projects: free pallets, barrels, mulch, lumber, dirt, rocks, trees, plants, and seasonal craft items!
You can make recycling a lot more fun and less of a chore at home – for both adults AND kids! These 5 unique recycling ideas will make things a lot easier.
Eco friendly coffee practices go WAY beyond just using green coffee beans. I’ve found a few clever ways to go green while drinking coffee. Have you tried these?
Recycled paper from old magazines, newspapers, and phone books can be put to good use by trying one of these 5 fun recycled art projects!
Reusing gift wrap is one simple green thing you can do during the holidays. Fun new ways to reuse gift wrap when you’re wrapping gifts OR unwrapping gifts.
Toothpaste, cooking oil, lemons, vinegar, and baking soda are cheap, natural cleaning products you already have in your home. Use them as green cleaners!
Have a bunch of old photos laying around and you’re not sure what to do with them? Here are 3 creative ways to reuse your old photos.
You don’t have to throw out your gardening pots when they start stacking up in the garage or the yard. Here are 3 simple and practical ways to reuse your plastic garden pots. Talk about having a GREEN thumb!…
Before you toss out your old bedding, you need to check out these 4 fun, practical, and creative ways to reuse old sheets.
If you’re crafty (even just a little), you can reuse hubcaps in several fun DIY projects. Here are 3 unique ways to reuse hubcaps & give them a new purpose.
If your computer crashed (or died) like mine did, you can still recycle the hard drive. Here’s how to remove the hard drive & use it as a backup external hard drive
Trying to stop wasting water in the bathroom? Here are 3 ways to conserve or reuse bathroom water.
Do you have old toys — either yours or your kids’ — that need to be recycled? Before you part with them, check out these 5 fun ideas for recycling toys.
Enjoy glass insulators as much as I do? Have you tried reusing glass insulators in any of your DIY projects yet? Here are some fun ideas to get you started.
With 2 billion shipping pallets are in use every day in the U.S. alone, it’s inevitable that some lay abandoned. Why not use them to make something awesome? Here are 6 DIY pallet furniture ideas to add some pizzazz — and practicality — to your outdoor living space.
Give yourself the green light on a fun recycling project that will liven up your game room or den: restore an old traffic light! See how I recycled one.
There are many ways you can be environmentally responsible without having to go out & buy a Smart Car. 5 simple tips that I use for staying green in my car.
Got old clothing that isn’t suitable for donating? Try your hand at recycling clothes in these 4 fun ways!
Poo paper is a recycled paper product made from elephant dung and the brown waste from other animals that have fibrous diets – like pandas, cows, and horses
I’ve been gardening for many years. One of my annual keys to success is seaweed fertilizer. It’s one of the best natural fertilizers — especially if you live in close proximity to a beach where you can gather your own seaweed regularly.
The benefit of fruits and vegetables doesn’t stop after you’ve eaten them. The remaining rinds and scraps can be quite handy around the house.
Uh oh, you’re in the checkout line and realize you forgot your reusable bags? What to do? Take the plastic bags and reuse in a variety of ways later.
Greening your daily activities is easier than you think. Check out some of these ideas and then share some of your own.
Tomato cages can be awkward to store once their purpose has been served. Why not turn them into a stylish pieces of decor instead?
Don’t waste your money, or the environment, on shiny new wrapping paper.
Think you can’t recycle something? Think again…
Reducing your amount of waste can be more difficult in the suburbs, but with a little common sense and creativity, it’s perfectly possible.
A profound love for reading can get costly for both your wallet and the environment. How can you save money and the planet but still quench your reading thirst? Visit your local library.
Bring your old shoes back to life with one of three free shoe ‘conversions’ from Resole America
Add some stylish shelf and towel space to your bathroom for the big fat price of NOTHING!
Tasty, frosty beverages an an essential part of beating the summer heat. Grab an old bike crank arm and craft the best brew and bottle opener around.
Who wants boring reusable bags? Make a statement or start some conversations with a clever or funny canvas bag.
Want to liven up your outdoor space? Try making some chic hanging chairs from shipping pallets!
Even for die-hard walkers and bikers, sometimes you just have to drive somewhere. Why not make your car work for you if you do?
Why put plastic produce bags in your reusable shopping bags at checkout? Snag a set of the only reusable produce bags you’ll ever need.
Hats off to this AMAZING pug! If he can live green, so can we.
These 2 ridiculously easy and creative projects are the perfect ideas to bring some flare to any space while reusing items that have outlived their purpose.
Electronics are sometimes difficult to recycle…yet they were the most recycled item in 2009. See what other items top the most recycled list.
Using your own reusable coffee mug is an easy way to live a little greener. Grab a reusable coffee sleeve from Glue and Glitter with free shipping to cut down on unnecessary waste even further.
The fun doesn’t stop when the alcohol has run dry…because now you’re free to make that empty wine bottle into a tiki torch or wall mounted vase!
Get creative and use easy-to-make bows and other creative ideas to wrap your Christmas presents without using commercial wrapping paper
What’s more fun than polishing off a bottle of whiskey? Using the empty bottle to make your own server or PC!
A fun, simple, and easy way to turn turn ping-pong balls and Christmas lights into diffused party lights for your next event.
Sometimes a good DIY project simply means standing a shipping pallet up on its end. Voila! A shoe rack…
Polishing off a bottle of wine is always fun…but making some creative stuff out of that empty wine bottle is even more fun!
Looking for some awesome solar powered lights for cheap? Why not make them for about $11? Here’s how…