Turns out, I love some self-care. I not only love it, I’m now constantly looking for little ways to squeeze more into my daily routine… including trashing my Valentine’s Day bouquet to make a DIY rose and Meyer lemon salt scrub, much to my boyfriend’s confusion.
Kitchen and bathroom waste can cause serious issues for zero waste living, but fortunately the loofah or luffa gourd is your eco-friendly solution.
Who knew loofahs were such sustainable living superstars?Read More
Wondering what to do with your old Christmas tree? You can always compost or donate it, but let’s take a creative approach to waste… Why not upcycle it?!
Today I’m going to show you how to upcycle your Christmas Tree into a gorgeous spring table runner.
Save some money, learn how to think outside the box about waste, and break that West Elm addiction!Read More
As I mentioned before, the real versus artificial Christmas tree environmental impact debate 100% hinges on the assumption that you are treating your Christmas tree as a single use disposable item.
Here are 5 ways to easily upcycle the needles from your Christmas tree that will allow you to get just a little more out of your ole holiday decoration.Read More
All our arguments about which is more eco-friendly, an artificial or natural Christmas tree, are predicated on the idea that your Christmas tree is a single use, disposable item. Here’s the reality: there are a million ways to upcycle your Christmas tree. Today, we’re staring with DIY Christmas Tree Vinegar CleanerRead More
Orange garlands are one of my favorite zero waste Christmas decorations. They’re beautiful, they smell amazing, and they’re compostable, assuming you use plant-based twine and thread. But isn’t it a shame to only use them as a decoration and then throw them out? Guess what, there are actually a number of ways to upcycle your dried orange garland! Waste not, want not, y’all!Read More
When we last left off on Compost and Cava, I was sitting upon a mountain of used wrapping paper in my paper crown, wondering how the heck I was going to upcycle it all…. which leads us to today’s post on how to turn your old gift wrap into beautiful recycled paper beads!Read More
Wondering what to do with used wrapping paper? I’ve got another quick and easy no-spend DIY! Click on through for a DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper to upcycle your gift bags and gift wrap into a pretty New Years Eve paper banner!Read More
How’s a girl to creatively upcycle tons of wrapping paper? How about making pretty DIY paper crowns for New Years Eve with her 10-year-old niece?! We actually did this all on Christmas afternoon and our whole family each wore a crown for Christmas dinner. It added such a fun and playful aspect to our holiday, we may have to turn this into a tradition!Read More
When I found some beautiful vintage postcards stashed away in a drawer, I knew I wanted to upcycle them into something that was both beautiful and interactive.
Then it hit me: WHY NOT UPCYCLE THESE VINTAGE POSTCARDS INTO A BLOCK PUZZLE?!Read More