Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

        Apologies because this post is coming a day early, but I wanted to get it out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Last week, I showed you how to make cute little heart pockets for the ones you love, but I can’t let those little bits and pieces of the USPS Postal Mailers go to waste, so I am making some cute cupcake picks to use them up.  Those mailers make for wonderful craft projects, so be sure to recycle them into something special.  (Just don’t go pick up the free ones from the post office – use them after they … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Pocket

        USPS Postal Mailers make for wonderful craft projects, if you get one mailed to you.  So instead of throwing them into the recycle bin (yes, you can recycle those mailers), try upcycling them into a cute Valentine’s Day Heart for your kids.  You can also make all sorts of recycled, repurposed, or upcycled crafts from these guys.  Tough and strong, they are made to go through some abuse by mail carriers.  Please just remember to recycle them after you use them! Start by cutting them up so that you can use the white space.  I used 6 mailers for my project, … Continue Reading →
Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Repurposing a Knit Shirt

Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: Repurposing a Knit Shirt

        I love upcycled clothing because not only is it frugal, but it is also eco conscious.  Eco fashion!  What a great phrase.  At any rate … on my mother’s last visit to my house, she left behind this shirt.  I really like it, but I didn’t want to touch it because it holds some nostalgic value for me.  Also, it is about two sizes too big for me.  What to do? (Sorry for the photo.) Upcycling a Shirt How-To Since I had so much luck with dying, I decided the easiest way to upcycle this would be to dye & … Continue Reading →