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Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: Part 2

Put your stamp on reusable gift wrap this season! In this DIY you’ll find 3 creative and easy ways to personalize your gifts for the holidays. Using only things from around the house and some foraged greenery, these crafts provide a unique alternative to all the plastic packaging that piles up this time of year.

To see other creative ways to keep the season eco-friendly, check out Reduce, Reuse Rejoice: Part 1!

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Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice: Part 1

If you’ve read any of my DIY posts before, you know that I love a craft that is equal parts fun, eco-friendly and practical. This particular tutorial just so happens to hit the sweet spot that intersects all three!

Everyone knows that there is a lot of waste associated with gift giving. It includes everything, from excessive packaging, to duplicates, and things we’ll never use. By taking old fabric scraps that would otherwise gather dust, you can make a gift bag that is memorable, customizable AND reusable. It’s the perfect way to be crafty during the holiday season! Click the Read More link to see 3 ways you can make a gift that keeps on giving for the holidays. Continue reading

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For the longest time I’ve been seeing these beautiful hand-made wall hangings all over the internet. Not only did I think this would be a super fun DIY to create a really original piece of home decor, I figured I could devise a way to use up my old knitting project scraps. So, I started looking into how I could make one myself. As it turns out, the web has ample resources for hand weaving. Most sites suggest starting with what is called a ‘lap loom’. There are a few different types within that category; some use notches and others just use small demarcation lines to show where the yarns should go. The more I researched, the more expansive the world of weaving became.

That’s why I decided to amalgamate a bunch of resources into what I’m calling the Lap Loom Guide For Dummies. Based on all my research, this tutorial will give you step by step instructions for the easiest ever lap loom project if you’re a newbie like me!

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