DIY Terrarium - The Friendly Fig

DIY Terrarium

To say I’m not crafty is a gross understatement. I don’t Pinterest the day away, looking for my next DIY. Life is one big DIY. I’m on Pinterest for the food.

But my aunt Donna, on the other hand – very crafty lady. She knits, she antiques and repurposes, and more. I remember melting crayons and making candles at her Cape house as a kid. But that’s for another day…

The most recent project she spearheaded is worth sharing with even the busiest of you folk. It requires no upkeep and can even add some greenery to spaces that don’t get much light.

Please meet the DIY terrarium. Terrarium is a fancy way of saying “plant in jug.” But it’s more than that. It’s decorative, ornamental, and self-sustaining. (That last part has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?)  Continue reading

Green Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping Holiday Gifts the Green Way

Grandma wrapped your gifts in newspaper, again? Honestly… Gram is onto something! Did you know that if every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields? That’s a ton of precious paper, and waste. Instead of contributing to this statistic, I think it’s time to break out the good ‘ol fashioned newspaper. You know, the thing that no one reads anymore? Fine, we can use the internet and Twitter for news, but let’s dub newspaper our new favorite wrapping paper. Or hey, how about paper bags? Seriously. There’s a ton of options here, people.

It’s eco-friendly, free, and if done right, elegant as fuck. Didn’t think the Comics section could look nice under the tree? Pfft, think again.

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