This week's Messenger column, Eco Blogs
It’s time for another blog roundup. This time I’ve included blogs that while not exclusively ‘green’ have featured projects that recycle, reuse and repurpose.
http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/ This particular post on Our Wonderful Wonderland features ideas for reusing plastic cupcake and deli containers. These projects are suitable for children.
I chose this blog because it had an idea for wooden curtain rings. http://thinkcrafts.com/blog/2010/06/16/art-in-3d/http://thinkcrafts.com/blog/2010/06/16/art-in-3d/ When I clicked on an included link I found this inspiring site. http://coffee-pot-people.blogspot.com/ I loved the coffee pot people, they had so much personality.
It must be time for a coffee break because I found yet another coffee themed blog. This one is recycling your coffee filter bags. http://www.crafttestdummies.com/paper-crafts/recycled-coffee-filter-flowers/ The sky is the limit with this idea i can see blooms in all the colours of the rainbow.
With many of their members aged between 15 -25 years the project featured here are sure to appeal to your teenagers. http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects
Decorative bunting is very popular at the moment. Visit this blog for a version created from vintage embroidered doilies. http://lovestitches.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/more-vintage-embroidered-bunting/ A refreshing twist.
Every parent has had the experience where their child has preferred to play with the box rather than the present. Take this to a whole new level. http://craft-project.com/2010/05/23/doll-house-from-recycled-cardboard/ This a perfect project to do with the kids.
And finally 2 more blogs with green craft projects suitable for the younger members of the family. http://www.eco-artware.com/crafts/%20and%20http://craftingagreenworld.com/
If these blogs inspire you to create I would love to see photos. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org