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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

This is probably my favorite DIY, period. Making my own dryer balls was probably one of my first zero waste switches.  My skin is very sensitive to synthetic fragrances.  Dryer sheets makes my skin very itchy, so I’ve always opted not to use them.  Also, there are some debate out there that dryer sheets might… Continue reading DIY Wool Dryer Balls

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DIY Body Butter

This is my all-time favorite body butter recipe.  I make big batches of this over the holidays as handmade gifts.  You can buy all of the ingredients in either minimal packaging or simply package free.  It’s so luxurious and it has improved my skin drastically.  The great thing about this is that you can customize… Continue reading DIY Body Butter

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Zero Waste Beeswax Food Wrap

In going forward with the zero waste lifestyle, one of the hardest things to give up for me was plastic food wrap.  When I have a block of cheese, a casserole dish, or leftovers in a bowl, I want to just reach for the plastic wrap.  When we finally ran out of plastic wrap, I… Continue reading Zero Waste Beeswax Food Wrap

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Dresser & Nightstand Re-Do

So I’ve been doing a bit of DIY all over the house.  Another major project that I took on was the spare guest room.  Unlike my room which screams out “girl’s room”, I tried to make this one a bit more gender-neutral.  One of the tasks I did was repainting the dresser and nightstand.  Before… Continue reading Dresser & Nightstand Re-Do

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Re-Upholstered Chair: Zebra Edition

After the success of the last reupholstered chair, my mom quickly requested that all the shabby chairs in the house be reupholstered.  This project was a lot easier than the reupholstered armchair project.  The chair pad was held together by four screws.  So all we had to do was unscrew the chair, reupholster the padding,… Continue reading Re-Upholstered Chair: Zebra Edition

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Fabric Upholstered Headboard

Over the course of the past week, I’ve been doing a lot of DIYs around the house.  First, I repainted my room!  I wish I’d taken a before photo so you guys can see the drastic difference!  But the picture below should give you an idea of the color my room used to be!  It… Continue reading Fabric Upholstered Headboard

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DIY: Re-upholstered Armchair

A few months ago, my mom’s trusty leather armchair began tearing.  Over the course of a few weeks, the tear got so big that it became unrepairable.  My mom was about to throw out the chair, when I suggested that we try re-upholstering it.  I’ve seen so many design blogs that did such amazing reupholstering… Continue reading DIY: Re-upholstered Armchair