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14 projects for eco-conscious crafters

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If you can’t pass a pile of junk without your imagination running wild with crafting possibilities, then this list of eco-friendly projects from WebEcoist will definitely send you running to the nearest resale shop for potential treasures. Get out the glue and get crafting!

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Lace Lantern

Lace doilies aren’t exactly fashionable home decor any more, but if you’ve still got some laying around – even if they’re ripped and otherwise unusable – they can be turned into a pretty globe lantern using glue and a balloon. Other items that might work include lace handkerchiefs and tablecloths.

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Wine Cork Bathmat

As if you needed another excuse to crack open a bottle of wine as often as possible, this cool project from CraftyNest gives you a way to use all of those corks. A naturally soft, water-resistant material, cork is perfect for bath mats. CraftyNest’s instructions involve hot-gluing the corks to a non-adhesive shelf liner, which acts as a floor-gripping base.

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T-Shirt Grocery Bag

Making your own reusable shopping bags has never been easier than this. Old t-shirts with moth holes, stains or unwanted designs make stretchy, colorful totes with minimal sewing. Check out the tutorial at Ecouterre.

Full story at WebEcoist via Neatorama.

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