Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stuff your stocking with upcycled cheer!

Old sweaters are great fabric for new projects. If you've forgotten to make your stockings with care, here's an easy way to whip one up just in time for the holidays. Embellish them with buttons and other found objects and you'll be celebrating the season in a style you've remade yourself. For the complete how-to complete with a PDF pattern, head on over to the lovely Happy holiday ReMaking!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Altered books

Here are some creative ways to upcycle old books. A good book never goes out of style!

Bookworm Linked Bracelet by Etsy jeweler TheUnwrittenWord

Hanging Hearts Valentine by Etsy crafter BooksETC

Book Purse: You can find a tutorial of this project in our book ReMake It!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recycled Tin Ornaments

We love the eco-crafty inspiration behind the new Crate and Barrel Recycled Tin Ornament collection. These ornaments are handmade by weaving thin strips of recycled tin around an iron frame. What a cool way to add some upcycled style to your holiday decor!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Recycled Goods at Crafted at the Canal!

This Saturday Dec. 10th you can finish your holiday shopping in eco-style. Crafted at the Canal is a holiday craft fair that will be open from 10-5PM, and will include over 30 vendors! RePlayGround will be selling new recycling kits to make cereal box wallets and magazine gift bows, and you can pick up a signed copy of ReMake It!, which makes for the perfect gift for crafty friends and family.

RePlayGround's blogger Kathy Tingum will be there selling her recycled magazine frames, vases and other Twofold Designs items, so be sure to drop by and say hi!

The event is held at Build It Green! in Gowanus, 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Build It Green is a great resource for second hand furniture and building materials, and their new space is loaded with recycling inspiration!

See you there!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cheapskate's guide to green gift giving

This holiday season it's ok to be a little tight on cash. RePlayGround will help spice up your gift giving the cheapskate way. Our book ReMake It! Recycling Projects from the Stuff You Usually Scrap is filled with ingenious ways to cut down on your holiday shopping bill, and impress friends and family with your eco-crafty know how. You'll be giving out hand crafted necktie iPod cases, tree ornaments made from holiday greeting cards, a yoga mat carrying case from old cargo pants, and much more!

For more info on the book, click here.

Grab your copy today and start ReMaking the season!

Friday, December 2, 2011

ReMake It at Barnes and Noble tomorrow!

Hey there RePlay readers! Tomorrow I'll be at Barnes and Noble in NYC from 12 - 1PM. Swing by, make your own gift bow from magazine pages, and pick up your own copy of ReMake It! You can start ReMaking all of your holiday gifts! At only $12.95 it makes a super duper present for that your favorite craftastic friend.

This Barnes and Noble is located at 86th Street and Lexington Ave. More details are here!