4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

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!

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DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

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!

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3 DIY Paper Crowns from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

3 DIY Paper Crowns from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

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!

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DIY Christmas Block Puzzle Made From Upcycled Vintage Postcards

DIY Christmas Block Puzzle Made From Upcycled Vintage Postcards

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?!

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DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper (Naughty or Nice)

DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper (Naughty or Nice)

DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper from upcycled brown grocery bags: A little less can go a long way this Christmas season, so remember to recycle, reduce, and creatively reuse… and that laughter is the best gift anyone can give.

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DIY 3D Wrapping Paper from Upcycled Shopping Bags

DIY 3D Wrapping Paper from Upcycled Shopping Bags

When this beautiful Ann Taylor LOFT shopping bag wandered into my life, I saw potential. Then upon inspection, I saw the “LOFT loves the environment… please reuse this bag, and then recycle it” stamp on the bottom.

Oh Ann, you saucy minx. Game on.

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DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Skirt from an Upcycled Burlap Coffee Sack

DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Skirt from an Upcycled Burlap Coffee Sack

If you ever find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night wondering, “how do I upcycle this burlap coffee sack into a tabletop Christmas tree skirt?” you have found the right blog. Welcome. Let’s embrace insomnia and eco-friendly crafting together. I’ll open the wine.

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Modern Minimalist Christmas: Natural, Botanical Salt Dough Ornaments

Modern Minimalist Christmas: Natural, Botanical Salt Dough Ornaments

A zero waste take on holiday cheer!

These aren’t your nanny’s salt ornaments, y’all. These beautiful and boho ornaments are all natural, non-toxic, compostable, and zero waste.

AND THEY SMELL AMAZING!

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A Workaholic's Guide to Slow Living: Adding Mindfulness to Your Morning and Evening Routine

A Workaholic's Guide to Slow Living: Adding Mindfulness to Your Morning and Evening Routine

The tiny things in life so often turn out to be the big things, so it’s time to incorporate a few mindful changes to your AM and PM routines.

These small adjustments are a great first step for everyone, but especially anyone who craves a slower, more focused lifestyle. Bring on the slow living!

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Rich, Healthy Broccoli Leek Soup (Meal Without Plastic)

Rich, Healthy Broccoli Leek Soup (Meal Without Plastic)

What’s the big deal about this Rich, Healthy Broccoli Leek Soup?

It’s delicious, it’s easily adaptable to gluten free or vegan, it’s done in 45 minutes or less, it’s packed with nutrients, it’s thick, satisfying, and filling, and it’s easily a zero waste recipe!

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