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Upcycled Farm Table

We love this Farm Table. It looks so sturdy and durable. Very different from all of the particle board and laminate tables that you see in most furniture stores. The craftsman at Hammer & Hand were already established as green builders before they tried their hand at upcycled furniture. We’re glad they did because this table is beautiful. The wood from this table comes from century old barn timbers and they use a natural and environmentally friendly oil to finish the wood. That means you don’t need to …

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Upcycled Skateboard Earrings

Check out these earrings! Can you believe they are made of old skateboards? I don’t think the creativity of upcyclers will ever cease to amaze me. They are not just cool because they are made of upcycled skateboards, they look awesome and kind of have a retro 80′s feel to them. At a very reasonable price, who wouldn’t want these earrings? If you want to be completely bedecked in old skateboards, they also make belt buckles and necklaces. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MuKee

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Hands-on Review: eco smart Cutting Board

The eco smart poly-flax is a super-cool, earth-friendly cutting board from our friends at architec. Architec is known for making hip & unique kitchen supplies and for their efforts in green manufacturing. These cutting boards are designed to be functional and visually stunning at the same time. They’re made in the USA, come in three fun colors, cost around $20, and are part of their “eco smart” line which features a ton of great environmental-friendly bonuses. What makes it “eco smart?” Even though it looks like a regular plastic …

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How To: Melt Your Own Crayons

New crayons get all of the love. Who wants to color with broken old blunt crayons? Not my kids! Here is a fun project for upcycling all of those broken crayons. This works great on a very hot and sunny day but can also be done inside with the help of an oven. Start by sorting out a pile of broken crayons. You can either mix and match or keep in similar color families. I like monochromatic so we made our crayons out of the “red family.” …

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How to: Make Your Own Gift Bows

Show your family and friends your love of upcycling by decorating your gifts with these upcycled magazine bows. Start with a thin magazine or catalog. The kind that has stables in the middle instead of a glue binding. You can make two or three bows from each magazine depending on the number of staples. Open the magazine to the center and cut a strip the width of the magazine with the staple in the middle. It should look like this: Using a pencil, curl each strip toward …