Recycle, Reuse, Recraft Craftcycle is the creative crafter s way to recycling and reusing everyday items destined for the trash or recycling bin Discover ways to recycle pages of your favorite magazines into a decorative bowl or trash bucket, to reuse scrap wood to build a beautiful birdhouse, or recraft broken china and glass into a mosaic flower pot, and Transform throw away materials into treasures with over 40 step by step craft projectsConstruct larger eco friendly projects for a greener homeThink green all year round with tips and ideas for every seasonRelax, unwind and unplug with numerous activities powered only by youTempt your taste buds with delicious recipes using seasonal ingredientsCraftcycle explores ways to get the most out of every season while impacting the environment the least With all these great ideas there is no better time to Craftcycle your way into a greener life...
|Title||:||Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living|
|Publisher||:||North Light Books September 2, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||897 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living Reviews
The projects are fun and whimsical as well as useful. There's a nice mix of knitting, crocheting, sewing (by hand, no machine needed), several projects using melting/iron/heat gun (so it would be okay for older teens, but not children), etc. The author mentions that the odd project might not be green (there's a lot of plastic melting and use of polymers) but this should only bother the purist. These projects truly repurpose items you'll have around the home into useful and appealing items. I've actually seen these some of these items in department stores, so you can get the same look for a fraction of the cost.
I believe in leading by example so I try to lead as green a life as I can. It's easier than you think. I realized however, that my biggest consumption outside food is crafting supplies. It takes up a whole closet in my tiny apartment. If I could reduce my consumption while still feeding my crafting habit I'd be thrilled. This book has given me some really great ideas. I loved the potato chip bag. I'm asking friends at work to save thier chip bags so I can make one. The ideas for green living are also well thought out and practical for daily living. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to "green" up thier life.
This is a good book. Love repurposing so I always go to this book for an idea before tossing something out.
I can't seem to pass up books like this one. This winter will be spent creating items like the ones in this book, putting my imagination to good use. I've had this book for awhile, waiting for the right moment to sit down and start creating. So many neat ideas.
The projects in this book are easy to do and make great family projects if you are interested in teaching your kids to "re-purpose" items rather than throw them away. I was amused to see the bag that is made from used chip bags (front cover) - these were selling like hotcakes in Mexico last fall. I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I saw so many women buying them - after all, how many chip bags have you thrown in the trash?
Not much that was new under the sun....really no better than what you can find on the web. I don't think it meets the description. I LOVE craft and art books. I want something very useful or beautiful...this is not. I found the recipes for food out of place. Just not my cup of tea
The day after I got the book I showed it to my daughter and we cleaned out my cupboard of old material and sheets and she started making the laundry basket that day. Fun and easy stuff. Nice pictures and good directions. Something for everyone.
Excellent ideas for transforming things that would otherwise get recycled or tossed out into usable items.