Kids crafts An alternative Xmas tree that gives you a chance to upcycle!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and like every year my daughter wants a Christmas tree, and just like every year, we are telling her that we can’t… Instead, like last year we’ll try out some fun substitutes! We made a fun tabletop Christmas tree using egg cartons last year (get the instructions here on Secondsguru). This year I’ve made a Christmas Tree Mixed Media Canvas. Here’s how I made it, and you can too! …[Read more]

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Coopita Behind one brand’s plan to save craft skills by innovating with artisans

Coopita barkcloth clutch

Secondsguru in conversation with Naomi Jacob, co-founder of Coopita. Originally posted on Coopita.com. Have you ever walked down roads lined with colonial buildings and marvelled at their grandeur? Been awed by the medieval churches and their splendour? Given yourself a neck-sprain by gazing too long at Michelangelo’s ceiling at Sistine Chapel? Had a jaw drop when face-to-face with the pristine beauty of Taj Mahal? We all have our favourite relics, and need little convincing to …[Read more]

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Christmas Gifts Under 100 dollars eco-friendly gift ideas for all ages

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With Christmas around the corner and over a dozen matters to attend to before the end of the year, should you spend time reading yet another guide for gifts where the ideas are [most likely] wasteful, tacky and overpriced! Yes, THIS ONE you absolutely must- for 2 key reasons. Firstly, this Christmas gift ideas list has been created using powerful green-o-meters [my eyes :-)] from a multitude of options in the world of eco-friendly lifestyle products. …[Read more]

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7 Vegan Popsicle recipes to try if you have a sweet tooth and a greedy eye!

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18 months ago, I started on a slow journey towards vegan eating. Pretty soon, I came to the horrifying realization that although being (almost) vegetarian was a walk in the park, a LOT of my favorite things are just not vegan. Not willing to go down without a fight, I decided to challenge myself to find or create alternatives to things I love. Ice cream for instance! I tried to find options in the supermarket …[Read more]