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Uncork Your Creativity for Earth Day: An Easy, Totally Cute Upcycling Project

Are you ready for Earth Day? Officially, it’s on April 22, but that’s the middle of the week, so a lot of communities and groups are taking advantage of the weekend before to hold activities – like the giant concert planned for this Saturday at the Washington Monument Grounds. No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, […]

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What to Do with All Those Wine Corks

If you’re like us, you’ve got a cork collection, whether you really want one or not. You finish a bottle of wine, put the bottle in the recycling bin – or, if it’s Protea, begin imagining a creative new use for it – and then you toss the cork into the big bowl with a rooster on it. You […]


Wine Bottle Crafts: What Will 2015 Bring?

A year ago we looked forward to more upcycling explorations in 2014 and boy did you come through! We saw everything from My So-Called Crafty Life’s Hummingbird Feeder … To serving trays from Concord Cottage…. To some beautiful candle holders created by Saved By Love Creations… To our own Indoor Herb Garden… The beauty of so […]

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas for a Sustainable Table

There’s no better holiday than Thanksgiving – the great celebration of the bounty we receive – for bringing sustainability to the fore, right there with your table setting. Not only is it appropriate, but it’s easy too. That’s because while Thanksgiving can be fancy, the last thing it needs to be is fussy. That means […]


How to Cut a Wine Bottle in Mere Minutes

OK. You read our earlier post and have successfully removed the back label from your protea bottle. And now the prospect of cutting the bottle to make a stylish glass or candle or herb planter has you quivering in fear. Relax. We come bearing guidance. It’s not a perfect process (for that, you’ll need one […]

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