Words of Wisdom - Green Crafting Tips & Hints 

Environmentally friendly tips and hints for "Going Green" when crafting, sewing, quilting and more. Read and enjoy some of the crafting "green" ideas.

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BARBIE CLOTHES

Recycle old prom/wedding attendant dresses into Barbie clothes. Needlepointers.com

BATTING SCRAPS

There are several uses for batting scraps such as using them to stuff pillows and stuffed animals or piecing them together to use in quilts. Another ideas is to use the small scraps to dust around the sewing room. Needlepointers.com

CEREAL GIFT BOX

Turn a cereal box inside-out to create a custom gift box or mailer. Repurposeful

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FLOWER VASE

How to use salad dressing bottle as flower vase. Needlepointers.com

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KIDS ART APRON

Repurpose an over-sized tee shirt into an art apron. Needlepointers.com

PACKING MATERIAL

Shred junk mail and junk catalogs to use as packing material for shipping items. Needlepointers.com

PICTURE FRAME HANGER

A green idea for recycling soda tabs. A quick study picture hanger can be made by screwing a soda tab into a frame and use it to hang the frame. Needlepointers.com

SEWING - "GOING GREEN"

Reuse! Recycle! Years ago people saved the buttons and zippers from worn out clothes. Today, we have the habit of purchasing these items new. Rethink, reuse and recycle these sewing notions and save money and the environment. Needlepointers.com

YARN - "GOING GREEN"

Knitting and crocheting yarn can be expensive. To save money, repurpose old sweaters by reusing the yarn. Another source for old sweaters would be a local thrift shop. Needlepointers.com

YARN HOLDER - "GOING GREEN"

Take a cannister such as one from oatmeal and poke a hole in the lid. Put your skein of yarn in the cannister, thread it through the lid and work your project. Family Corner

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