How to Make a Camper Potholder with Pattern

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camper potholder pattern

When we downsized, we REALLY downsized, which has been a blessing. But, then I started cooking more and, frankly, I needed more potholders than I had originally thought. Two just aren’t enough with a bigger family. Towels are great, but those have a specific use, too, and too often they’re … Read More

DIY Reusable Tea Bags

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Finished DIY Reusable Tea Bags

If you are like me you love a nice tea to sip on just about any time of the day. As I was having my cup of tea the other day it dawned on me that I could make my own reusable tea bags. This would allow me to first … Read More

DIY Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

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Zero waste makeup remover pads

As a family, we are always looking for ways to reduce waste. The greatest way to reduce waste and work towards zero waste living is to stop using one-time use things like disposable makeup remover pads. Due to this, my latest project was to create DIY reusable makeup remover pads … Read More

DIY Zero Waste Kitchen Sponge

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Kitchen Sponge

I was using my dish sponge, you know those blueish ones you can buy at the store, to clean up after dinner and realized there has to be a better way as it always gets smelly after so many uses. My husband said why don’t you make a sponge that … Read More

DIY Zero-Waste Produce Bags

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Oranges in Zero-Waste Produce Bags

I am always looking for new ways to reduce waste especially plastic and paper waste with my family. The reusable shopping bags are great but then I noticed a lady using homemade produce bags and I was like I bet I can make those. I wanted to enable others to … Read More

How to Sew a Headband with T-Shirt Scraps

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t shirt Headbands

I love how easy it was to learn how to sew a headband with t-shirt scraps. Such a simple project, and a great way to repurpose an old t-shirt. One of the best things about trying to live zero-waste is finding creative ways to make new things from old. I … Read More

Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

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Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

Forget boring, brown paper lunch sacks. Follow these step by step instructions to make a fun oilcloth lunch bag! This is a good project if you’re just learning how to sew or have years of experience. It only requires straight lines and a handful of supplies. Choose a brightly colored … Read More

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

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Feed Sack Tote Bag Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. You can make them any … Read More