Friday, November 5, 2010

unintentionally green

Empty boxes from your pantry become a gift garland...



Save your toilet paper rolls...


Reuse an old muffin tin...



Don't toss that empty egg carton...



Mini-cereal boxes become houses...




Save every scrap of your felt...

And don't even think of putting that jar in the recycling bin...


Crafting just became your civic duty...

38 comments:

Linen and Tulle said...

I loved the muffin tin idea. I happen to have two right on my counter that I didn't know what to do with. Thanks so much.

Suz said...

The cutest things I have ever seen!
Hugs,
Suz

RobinBirdsNest said...

How sweet! Great ideas!

Rachel Chieppa said...

This is a fantastic publication! Thank you for putting it together! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Diana said...

All I have to say is . . . WOW!

Rebecca said...

Stumbled across this on the internet today & so glad I did. What wonderful ideas! I am very inspired & will definitely be using some of these very ideas!
Thanks so much!

Julie said...

Wanted to tell you thank you for putting this together and sharing with us! So inspiring!

Kara Ward said...

So proud of you!
You are such an inspiration to all of us miss crafty thing!

Kara

Piper said...

AND!!!! Since it's an on line magazine, think of all the paper and trees that are saved!!!

Cheryl said...

Just plain amazing and so very inspiring!!!! Thanks for all your work on this and sharing it with us all.

The French Bear said...

Amy, so many wonderful ideas!!
Thank you....
Margaret B

schmidt1016 said...

This is so terrific! I got the info from the Happy Zombie and am so glad I did. I sent the link to my sister, and she is as enthused as I am. Thank you for all your hard work and thanks to all the wonderful creative contributors!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Denise said...

Oh my gosh! This is just wonderful! thank you so much. I am now super inspired to get started on my crafting. I will definitely mention this on my blog and send everyone this way. Too cute to miss!

Merci-Notes said...

Thank You for such wonderful projects!

House Revivals said...

Oh, this magazine is simply wonderful! I feel so inspired, and have more ideas than I can possibly finish! Thanks for creating this.

Marianne said...

I love the Putz houses. Thank you for this magazine! I'd love to buy a copy, is that possible?

Anonymous said...

Amy, you must be in constant motion from before sunrise to the wee hours and possess a creative mind that never stops dreaming up joyful things. I've used your ideas many times with wonderful results. Others may have helped with the designs, but you put them together in this very beautiful and convenient magazine. You made it happen. I have especially enjoyed making and giving the money book from a few years back. It was a huge hit with my grands and others. You were kind enough to send me the instructions when it was no longer on your blog. I always look to you when I need to put together something brilliant. Thank you for your constant unselfish giving of yourself. Bless you, Amy!
Annie
adayinthegarden@comcast.net

Happy Hatter said...

One of the major things I love about this issue is that most of the projects use things I already have, so I don't have to spend a lot on supplies.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Amy....I saw your holiday issue of " Inspired Ideas" on The Farm Chcks site on Facebook...an I was just oohing and ahing over all the lovely ideas. Is this magazine free to download or does it cost money? Either way....this is fantastic...You did an AWESOME job :) :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Okay...had to come back again...these projects are seriously super cute...Thank the people who helped you with this. Th is clearly a labor of love!!! love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Mary said...

this magazine leaves me in a tizzy...i'm so tempted to ask my husband to print out those elves at work. is that wrong? we have a black and white printer at home, but whenever we take a road trip he brings home the most colorful maps ;)....hrm. i just know lucy would love them! so many of the ideas are simple, with such great results...while we were raking yesterday lucy says "santa is coming!" i think perhaps she would like to start now making some candy canes...???

i definitely am going to try the little houses. i have a few "kits" for similar things- but your's have so much more personality. too cute amy!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

LOVE those projects, Amy! Brilliant and creative minds, indeed!

Debra said...

Wow! This is so inspiring! I can't wait to start crafting ! Thank you so much for sharing!

Danielle Muller said...

so honored to be included in this beautiful publication! amy...you are super woman!!! xoxo

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.com

katie kirby said...

What wonderful ideas!

Life Made Creations said...

I just found your site tonight and I am soooo excited. Your holiday mag is gorgeous beyond words. I have a ton of stuff on my to do list, but really all I want to do right now is grab a cup of tea and settle in for a night of creative eye candy! Thanks so much!!

McMaster and Storm said...

this was soo fun to flip through. you are amazing and oh, what fun it is to see inspired ideas!!! i'm ready to sip hot chocolate and sing carols & craft!
xoox
kara

Angela said...

Wow totally inspired me, I am so excited to get started on some of felt christmas trees. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful feast for my eyes & soul. Angela

aranyalmaeditke said...

I'm happy that I found you. I wrote about you in my blog. I want you to know about you in Hungary. Thank you very much!
Editke

Anonymous said...

where is the template for the vintage houses?
mb6306@yahoo.com

Emily said...

Your Insired Chirstmas magazine is AMAZING!! So inspiring & gorgeous! Thankyou so much for sharing it. Love Emily :o)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I love it! Everything about it!
:)

Simply Bungalow said...

So many wonderful ideas. I just found your blog and I am so enjoying browsing!
~Heidi

Sandy said...

This is so.....so wonderful! The colors and the projects and the ideas!!!! PLEASE find a way to make this a magazine I can hold in my hands.....I would make this a part of my permanent library!!!!! I treid to print a pge, but it wouldn't print anything for instructions.....I guess I messed up or we can't print it at this time?????? Amy, this is just wonderful, perfect Christmas fun!!!! Sandy

Dede Warren said...

This is the best e-zine Amy, loads of great projects for families to do together with kids, as well as some just for Moms. But the best part... you've so generously gifted it to us; absolutely unheard of these days! Yay you with your big giving heart, as well as the teachers who participated along with you!

calicodaisy said...

Beautiful magazine! Thank you for such a great collection of ideas.

Anneke Bouma said...

I so, so, so, so love your inspired ideas. More than that, I would like te print it and touch it! I read I am not the only one who likes to print it! Were the apendix is in a pdf-file... the booklet is not... Is it possible to make that in a pdf-file as well? Please?
Loving greetings from The Netherlands.
Hug, Anneke

Karen Williams said...

All I have to say is . . . WOW!