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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

‘Tis the season to pull out your great Grandmother’s hand knitted sweater vest from the 50’s, put some tinsel in your hair, and party your reindeer socks off. But, are you looking for something more than your sweater hand-me-down this year? Do you want to put a personal touch on your ugly sweater this season? Well, look no further, you filthy animals, I’ve got the … Continue reading DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched teacups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home… unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

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Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner and chock-full of great benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your soil where you live … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden. It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. What to Compost: … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting

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DIY Stylish Compost Bin

Finding a place for your compost bin can be difficult when it doesn’t fit in with your landscaping or overall outdoor decor. If you don’t have a natural spot to place it, an unsightly compost bin can stand out like a sore thumb. However, this stylish do-it-yourself compost bin is certain to complement any outdoor space. Supplies: Wooden pallets (3-4) Saw Hammer Screws or nails … Continue reading DIY Stylish Compost Bin

5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

At POLYWOOD, we repurpose recycled HDPE plastic by transforming it into beautiful, functional outdoor furniture. Rethinking the function of everyday objects is a great way to find eco-friendly solutions for decorating your home, entertaining, dining, and so much more. Spice up your outdoor living space with these five creative ways to repurpose canning jars. Chandelier A chandelier is a great way to bring indoor comfort … Continue reading 5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

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5 Board Games for the Backyard

Board games aren’t just for rainy days anymore — now they can become fixtures of backyard entertainment! We’ve rounded up five board games you can make yourself for your next outdoor get-together, check ’em out below! Giant Jenga Who could forget that tilting tower of toppling goodness that is Jenga? Check out Seeded at the Table’s post on how you can make your own giant Jenga from 2x4s. … Continue reading 5 Board Games for the Backyard