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9 Household Items To Start Reusing This Earth Day (And Everyday)

Hometalk | Posted 04.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

What may look like an empty cardboard box or a finished egg carton could actually be a stylish bedside lamp waiting to happen! Instead of tossing out those retired boxes, cans, and bottles, give them a new life, by turning them into useful and beautiful household items.

Does Green Need a New Color?

Ian Moise | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Ian Moise

Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.

13 Insane Home Decor Upgrades With This One Miracle Material

Hometalk | Posted 04.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Twine. Yep, that's it. Here's the answer upfront, because even now that you know what the miracle material is, you'll never guess the crazy things these brave DIYers do with it.

10 Incredible Home Decor Projects Using Old, Forgotten Wood

Hometalk | Posted 04.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

If there was ever a month to take the time to appreciate building and decorating with reclaimed wood, April is it.

8 Easter Decorating Upcycles That Will Save You a Trip to the Store

Hometalk | Posted 03.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Sure, you've heard of turning upcycled glass jars into lanterns, but have you ever considered adding Peeps? Use a pack of colorful Peeps to add instant Easter flavor to decorative lights. Or turn one into a bunny vase.

12 Easy St. Patrick's Day Wreaths That (Sham)Rock

Hometalk | Posted 03.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

It's time to join in and go green, with these 12 quick and fun St. Patty's Day wreaths that are perfect for a family-wide DIY.

7 Kids' Bedrooms That Will Make Your Inner Child Jealous

Hometalk | Posted 02.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Think of the epic story time adventures to be had in that little nook of comfort and dreams. And the rest of the bedroom does not disappoint!

7 Clever Ways to Corral Your Cords and Wires

Hometalk | Posted 04.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Not only are loose cords and wires super unattractive, it's actually dangerous to leave them lying in a jumble on your floor or desk. According to Hometalker and safety expert Elli Bishop, of SafeWise.com, having loose wires in your home creates a risk of electrical fires, not to mention wires and cords on the floor are a tripping hazard.

Why You Should Not Buy New Clothes for 30 Days

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I remember when the light bulb went off. I had just learned that the textile industry is the world's second largest water polluter, after agriculture....

49 Genius Tricks to Organize Your Home From Top to Bottom

Hometalk | Posted 03.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Whether you want to give your whole house a total clutter-flush, or focus on one or two rooms that really need attention, these tricks are your shortcut to organization bliss.

Here Are 11 Hacks In Case You're SO OVER Regular Gift Wrap

Hometalk | Posted 02.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

If your gift wrapping is golden-retriever-puppy cute, who cares what's inside?! Here are 11 DIY gift wrap ideas proven to please even the grinchiest person on your list. No matter your gift, these awesome ideas will ensure that it is dressed to impress!

The 9 Absolute Truths Only Home Decorating Addicts Know

Hometalk | Posted 01.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

When your guests tell you that your home is beautiful, do you nod appreciatively, even though you're not quite satisfied? Do you find your heart racing every time you pass a West Elm?

The 26 Most Amazing Fall Mantels You've Ever Seen (In Every Style You've Ever Imagined!)

Hometalk | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

It's impossible to resist that autumn excitement, when you see what these incredible artists can do with their unique style and an empty mantel.

Repurpose Your Way to a Totally Green Halloween

Hometalk | Posted 12.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Take two of your favorite things, upcycling and decorating, and put them together, for a perfectly eco-friendly Halloween!

Puppy Makes A Mad Dash With The Party Supplies, Can't Be Stopped

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy

This puppy seems way too pleased with itself after getting ahold of some decorations at a party in Limassol, Cyprus. The party animal runs around...

10 Brilliant Ways To Reuse Your Cardboard Boxes

Hometalk | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

If you're moving or buying something in bulk, a cardboard box is the most valuable tool. Once it's unloaded though, it's an awful eyesore that takes up too much space in your home.

Summer Craft: Mint Tin Treasure Boxes

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here's a super-easy and super-fun project for the whole family! Transform empty mint tins into stylish ...

Stylish Home Decor That Hardly Costs a Penny

CraftFoxes | Posted 05.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

Spring has likely made you giddy and creative, not to mention eager to de-clutter. Redecorating on a budget, though, is tricky. Who wants to an interior decorator (or banker) to make an old house new?

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

11,993 Miles ~ A Journey of Social Good

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug had tired of the conventional business world. They were half a world away from each other, Chris in Hawaii and D...

Two Out of Three R's

Michael Green | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Michael Green

One message that my kids get that I got decades ago is "reduce, reuse, recycle." And why not, it's still a good message. But in practice, too often we only really know about the "recycle" part.

7 Strange Uses For Candle Stubs

Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

From Networx's Katie Marks: This winter, it's likely you'll be burning a lot of candles; for entertaining, for ambient lighting, and perhaps for th...

The Power of Principled Innovation

Marc Stoiber | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Innovation is a hot topic. You hear daily about its democratization, globalization and acceleration. But in the all the breathless wonder at our speed...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Let's Upcycle Everything

William McDonough | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
William McDonough

What if we reimagined the potential of the land around our railroad tracks or federal highways, already secure as public rights‐of‐way, as host to renewable power systems?