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Going Green: Getting Crafty While Conserving

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Are you crazy for crafts?  There are so many little works of art you can create for your home, for gifts, or as decorations with things around the house that it’s easy to go Green while crafting.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas.  And when you are done reading, please be sure to share with us what household items have you turned into masterpieces!
My favorite craft project was a coffee filter wreath.  Simply take coffee filters and a foam wreath, which you can find in any craft store.  I bunched the filters and glued them to the wreath; spray-painted the filters; and added a touch of artificial flowers.
My favorite craft project was a coffee filter wreath. Simply take coffee filters and a foam wreath, which you can find in any craft store. I bunched the filters and glued them to the wreath; spray-painted the filters; and added a touch of artificial flowers.
 
Egg-cellent candles:  Throwing away egg shells is an everyday trash item, so why not make them useful?   Transform your ordinary egg shells into candles.  All you need is some wax and a few wicks, and you’ll have creative candles like never before.  You can even paint/decorate the shells to match you décor.
Egg-cellent candles: Throwing away egg shells is an everyday trash item, so why not make them useful? Transform your ordinary egg shells into candles. All you need is some wax and a few wicks, and you’ll have creative candles like never before. You can even paint/decorate the shells to match you décor.
 
Jean-ius: Have an old pair of jeans?  Instead of throwing them out, why not make some shoes?  All you need is a hot glue gun, scissors, and a pair of flip flops.  Measure the jeans to your foot and glue the fabric accordingly.  I made a pair once in an art class in high school, and I still wear them to this day!
Jean-ius: Have an old pair of jeans? Instead of throwing them out, why not make some shoes? All you need is a hot glue gun, scissors, and a pair of flip flops. Measure the jeans to your foot and glue the fabric accordingly. I made a pair once in an art class in high school, and I still wear them to this day!
 
 Simply bottle-ful: An ordinary plastic water bottle can be transformed into cute jewelry!  Cut up the plastic into different shapes and sizes and heat on a stovetop.  Make designs in the plastic as it melts and holes for string.  The room for creativity is endless, and you’re reducing landfills!
Simply bottle-ful: An ordinary plastic water bottle can be transformed into cute jewelry! Cut up the plastic into different shapes and sizes and heat on a stovetop. Make designs in the plastic as it melts and holes for string. The room for creativity is endless, and you’re reducing landfills!