Who to Recycle Paper

How To : Recycle an old t-shirt into a no-sew head scarf

In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle an old t-shirt into a no-sew head scarf. First, lay your shirt out flat on a table and download the paper pattern from the video. From here, measure sixteen inches from side to side on the t-shirt that you are using. After this, follow ...more

How To : Separate your recycling

Recycling your garbage is noble, and in many places mandatory. But it also can be very confusing. This guide will clear up the rules. Step 1: Check laws Check the local laws regarding recycling in your town. Step 2: Rinse Rinse glass bottles, plastic containers, and aluminum ...more

How To : Stay green this holiday season by reducing your trash

Christmas and the holiday season can generate quite a bit of trash on their own, so what do you do when you want to maintain your green lifestyle over the holidays? This tutorial gives you tips on how to recycle packing material, wrapping paper and even your Christmas tree.

How To : Craft a paper rose from streamer paper

Instead of throwing away the streamers from your latest party, why not be eco-friendly and recycle it as a lovely folded flower? In this tutorial, learn how to make cute homemade roses from left over streamers. That thin, colorful paper can be used for more than decoration and ...more

How To : Easily make a rocket out of trash

Hacker Daily teaches you to how to make a rocket "outta trash". They take a bunch of everyday materials (paper towel roll, body spray cap, paper cup glue gun, scrap cardboard and a model rocket engine) and create a rocket, by first cutting cross hairs in the bottom of the cup ...more

How To : Make altered paper jewelry

Looking for a stylish new look without the price tag? This video tutorial will teach you how to make jewelry on a budget, with your main material being none other than paper and plastic tubing! This step by step instructional video by craftside shows you how to recycle old car ...more

How To : Make a paper gun that shoots sniper

This video teaches you how to make a paper gun sniper rifle. You'll be amazed how quick and easy it is to make a proper paper gun that shoots just like a sniper rifle. This video is perfect for anyone looking to have fun with some paper guns. Make sure you reuse, reduce, and r ...more

How To : Make a variation on an origami box

This instructional origami video demonstrates how to make a variation on an origami box. You will need a small piece of origami paper to fold this origami box. You can decorate your box with store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This box would be pe ...more

News : Paper Can Make Magic!

Paper is something we use everyday. Whenever we think about paper, mostly nothing comes to our minds more than reading and writing on paper! However, that's not all. There are lots of things that may come out of papers. Hundreds of ideas and uses that paper can MAGICALLY provi ...more

How To : Eco gift wrap your presents

Tracy Hepler and Jaclyn Mullen of YDT TV demonstrate how to gift-wrap your presents in an environmentally conscious way. You will need: newspapers, scissors, tape, and lace or ribbon. Use a daily newspaper page instead of wrapping paper. A lot of paper is usually wasted around ...more

How To : Gift wrap with recycled materials

In this video series, you will learn how to wrap gifts use recycled items. Don't throw your cans, papers, and bottles away, turn them into treasures and give them to somebody else. Part 1 of 15 - How to Gift wrap with recycled materials. Gift wrap with recycled materials - Par ...more

How To : Make a bow out of used wrapping paper

Don't waste a bunch of money on new wrapping paper and bows. Recycle your old wrapping paper and use it to make decorative bows for your presents following these steps. You Will Need: • Wrapping paper • Scissors • Ruler • Tape • Newspaper (optional) Step 1: Wrap your pr ...more

How To : Make a dragon puppet out of recycled materials

This video is about how to make a puppet dragon out of household items. First, a piece of card stock paper is cut in half the long way. Next, you must take an empty 18-pack egg carton and cut off a strip of egg slots. Using a stapler, the two pieces of paper are connected long ...more

How To : Make an easy and simple wallet out of paper

In this video, you will learn how to make a wallet out of paper. First, you will need a piece of paper, a pen, a straight edge, and something to cut the paper. Place the paper on a flat surface. Fold the paper in half, hamburger style and unfold. Fold the bottom half up to the ...more

How To : Make a funky magazine holder from a cereal box

Not enough storage space? No problem! In this tutorial, learn how to recycle an old cereal box into a very cool magazine holder. This video will take you step by step and soon you will be on your way to being both more organized and more eco-friendly! You Will Need • A cereal ...more

How To : Turn old magazines into a coiled blanket

Have a bunch of old magazines sitting around the house you'd like to recycle? Use old magazines to make a cool basket that suits your more eco-friendly side. Learn how to make a coiled basket out of magazines with help from this how-to video. What you will need: • Old magazi ...more

How To : Make handmade paper

Making handmade paper adds a personal touch to invitations, stationary, and other crafts. Learn how to make your own recycled handmade paper with this free paper making video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make handmade paper. Make handmade paper - Part 2 of 9. Click through to ...more

How To : Create recycled origami magazine flowers

Are your magazines piled so high they're spilling over your desktop? Throwing so much paper away is a waste, so recycle your old magazines instead by making the origami flowers presented in this video. With six petals and a fluttery, accordian-style stamen, these flowers are ...more

Books : Digital vs. Analog

Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more

How To : Make a DIY trash can out of newspapers

Recycling things isn't nearly as efficient a means of conserving resources as reusing your waste material in it's current form. Enter this video. It will teach you how to make an awesome little trash can / waste paper basket out of perhaps the most appropriate material of all: ...more

How To : Make a recycled flower vase from a glass bottle

This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant ...more

Ekokook : The Kitchen of the Future

ZERO WASTE. Yes, You read that right. This kitchen of the future aims to have zero waste. Ekokook the kitchen concept out of design company Faltazi gives us hope for a greener future. How is this possible you ask when in most homes 85 or 90 percent of a family's trash is gener ...more

How To : Get grease off a concrete driveway

You don't have to live with an oil-stained driveway. Get rid of the mess with these stain-busting techniques. This video will show you how to get grease off a concrete driveway. Step 1. Act quickly Using a combination of newspaper, paper towels, and rags, blot as much oil as ...more

How To : Recycle Christmas cards into Christmas crafts

Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need: Christmas cards scissors or a paper cutter glue cardboard ribbon or string potpurri You can recycle your Christmas cards into Christmas postcards, gift cards, napk ...more

How To : Make a note card holder

Watch this video tutorial on how to make a note card holder that holds four note cards and four envelopes. You will need a large piece of cardstock to complete this box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints together. You can decorate the outside with store bought cut outs ...more

How To : Make a box with scalloped lid

This is a video tutorial on how to make a box with a scalloped lid. You will need a large piece of cardstock to craft this box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints of the box together. You might need a stenciling tool to make accurate cuts. You can use store bought or use ...more

How To : Make a Halloween mummy card

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a Halloween card with a scary mummy design. This is a spooky Halloween card for anyone who won't be going trick-or-treating. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card is al ...more

How To : Make a Halloween card that says, Boo!

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a spooky Halloween card that says, "Boo!". This charming Halloween card will cheer up anyone who won't be going trick-or-treating. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card ...more

How To : Make greeting card with a clay tag

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a greeting card with a nifty clay tag. Use a stamp and a piece of air dry clay to make a personalized hanging tag for your card. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card i ...more

How To : Make sparkly window picture frame card

Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a greeting card with a sparkly window frame. You can use this technique to make a small paper window in your card or make a picture frame. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled pieces of scraps and ribbon. This un ...more

How To : Make a long pyramid gift box

Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled ...more

How To : Make a baby bib card

This instructional scrapbooking video will teach you how to make a congratulatory card for a baby. This adorable card serves as the perfect first birthday card. Or, simply celebrate the occasion of eating solid foods with this cute baby bib card. Add texture to your birthday c ...more

How To : Make a book out of recycled material

Make your own book out of recycled material. You can use thick cardboard pieces for each page. Find some strong tape to make an outer binding. Tape each page of the book down with masking tape. You can then reenforce it by glueing down strips of brown paper bag. Decorate your ...more

How To : Make a mini album out of recycled envelopes

Mailer envelopes have a way of piling up, if not going straight in the trash, but why not turn them into a scrapbooking project? This mini album then has built-in pockets for storing keepsakes. Decorate with designer paper, stamps and ribbons to suit any taste. Watch this vide ...more

How To : Make lanterns out of old jars

Why buy lanterns for your backyard when you can recycle empty jars into beautiful ones? This video will show you how to make lanterns out of old jars. Step 1. Wash and dry Wash glass jars in hot, soapy water and let them air dry. Step 2. Make templates Cut templates out of ...more

How To : Make Recycled Deconstructed Roses

In this article, you'll learn how to create deconstructed roses in less than five minutes with your leftover fabric scraps. It's a great way to recycle your leftover fabric! Follow the instructions below and watch the videos for a demonstration. Draw the Flower Shape. Draw a ...more

How To : Recycle cans and make decorative candle votives

In this video, we learn how to recycle cans and make decorative candle votives. First, you will use a straight edge to remove any paper from the top of the can. Then, use the straight edge to cut parallel holes in the bottom of the can. Grab sharp scissors and continue to cut ...more

How To : Craft a magnet boat with your kids

In this video, we learn how to craft a magnet boat with kids. You will need: a paper clip, a small triangle piece of foam, 1 magnet, 1 recycled stick, 1 recycled popsicle stick 1 bead, and a hot glue gun. First, attach the toothpick to the bead, then glue the triangle to the t ...more

How To : Make a fire starter out of recycled candles

Cut an old sheet of news paper at about five inches in width. Roll it down to create a thick stick of newspaper. Get a roll of string that is specifically made of cotton or use a natural fiber string. Tie the string around your roll of newspaper to make sure it stays together ...more

How To : Recycle a milk carton into a tabletop lantern

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a milk carton lantern. This lantern uses recycled items. The materials required for this lamp are: a milk carton, unryu paper, colored newspaper, raffia, ruler, glue gun, hole puncher, X-acto knife, glue stick and scissors ...more

How To : Make a paper box using newspaper

Have you ever thought about creating small boxes out of newspaper? Tomoko Lipp shows you a simple folding and cutting method to do this. Making these can be another way to recycle and be environmentally conscious. You might also consider using them for a unique gift box idea o ...more

How To : Make a stationery box

This is two part instructional videos demonstrates how to make a stationery box. This box holds standard size cards, 3x3 cards, gift tags, and more. You need to start with a 12" by 12" sqaure of cardstock. Use double stick tape for the key joints. You can decorate your box wit ...more

How To : Make a rotating pencil holder with Crayola

Create a rotating 4-sided pencil holder that tells what's up at your desk. Is it a homework zone? An art zone? Are you Homework FREE? Learn how you and your kids can make a cool pencil holder that announces what is going on in your room with this arts and crafts tutorial. You ...more

How To : Make a flower from a recycled dryer sheet

This video is about how to make flowers from recycled dryer sheets. Since the dryer sheets have already passed through the dryer it will be wrinkled but it does not matter. Cut the dryer sheets into strips 1 inch wide approximately and need not be uniform. Take a button and pl ...more

How To : Make a piñata with household materials

Need a pinata for Cinco De Mayo or special occasion? This week Meg of Decor It Yourself shows you how with some simple house hold materials. Piñatas are a fun Mexican tradition, and are as easy to make as any paper mache project. Check out this how-to video to get ready for yo ...more

How To : Make a romantic bedroom canopy with Threadbanger

In this home decorating video, Threadbanger shows us how to spice up the interior style of your bedroom. Meg shows us how-to make our bedrooms feel more romantic with a DIY bed canopy. Still looking for the perfect Valentine to send to someone special? Look no further! Meg sha ...more

How To : Care for a pet gerbil

A gerbil makes a great “starter pet” for a child. Gerbils are friendly, fun to watch, quiet, and clean little guys whose cages don’t get smelly as fast as some animals’. You Will Need * A gerbil * A large wire cage or 20-gallon glass aquarium * Bedding * Gerbil food * Fresh gr ...more

News : Organize Yo'sef! Part One

It’s that time of year (in the U.S. anyway) when people are focused on getting organized -- or rather wishing they were organized. Being organized is great, it affords physical space, mental space and all but insures higher efficiency. But wishing and doing are two entirely di ...more

How To : Make origami mini stars

Recycle spare paper and earn good luck in the process. With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a lucky paper star using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to ...more

How To : Make a paper hat out of discarded newspaper

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper hat out of newspaper. First, open the newspaper up and then fold it together. Next, take a corner and fold it into the middle After this, do it once more on the other side. Now take the rectangular side and fold it into the triang ...more

How To : Make picture frames out of cardboard boxes

Take a few old cardboard boxes or packing boxes and recycle them into snazzy and cool photograph frames. All you need, apart from the boxes is some tape, string, a little wrapping paper for decoration - and, of course, some scissors and the photograph you want to frame.

How To : Use HP's Smart Web Printing for green printing

From Smart Web Printing to recyclable HP inkjet cartridges, it's never been easier to be environmentally conscious. You can start by reducing the amount of ink and paper you waste. HP Smart Web Printing lets you select specific content from multiple websites and print only wh ...more

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