Have you recently thrown away a pair of old jeans because you felt like they were not in a “good enough” condition to be donated? You didn’t have to! Most textile waste, even those really old jeans, can be diverted from the landfill by properly recycling them or even upcycling them into a fun craft!
Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your
Have you been wondering what to do with all the fall leaves in your backyard? Look no further than our latest creative reuse project. Collect a pile of fall leaves and create a DIY hot plate in just a few short steps! This project is perfect for Halloween potlucks, Thanksgiving gatherings, and other fall festivities.
Looking for a fun summer project? How about a family-friendly paper making activity! Paper making is a fun and interactive way to engage children in thinking about the paper recycling process and issues of waste reduction. This hands-on project demonstrates how used and discarded paper can be recycled into ‘new’ paper in order to conserve
For our latest creative reuse project, we have transformed door knobs into vintage picture holders! This simple DIY project utilizes many items you already have around your house; we got our salvaged crystal door knobs from EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield! A vintage photo holder is a great way to display family portraits, yearbook photos, notes,
Creative Reuse Project: Transform your Magazines! By: Shelby Kuenzli, Digital Marketing EcoFellow According to the EPA, roughly 350 million magazines are printed every year. However, only about 33% of paper products are recycled! Recycling magazines is a great way to reduce waste, however, you can also use them for many other purposes! Recently, we turned old magazines
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow Are you looking for a creative way to spruce up your garden? Do you love upcycling? We have the perfect project for you! We turned this old pastel sink into a beautiful garden planter in just a few easy steps. Materials: An old sink Duct Tape
By Aliza Heeren, Marketing and High Performance Building Fellow We recently learned how to upcycle a cabinet door into a hanging wall planter, and we’re going to show you how you can too. This is the perfect project to bring a little life into your indoor spaces, whether it is flowers in your living room,