Be Crafty and Be Green

The Green Fair @ Your Library is coming up on Saturday, April 21 and it seems the perfect time to channel your crafting energy into recycling. Use what you already have on hand or what someone else considers trash and make it awesome. It is an exciting moment to see the beauty in an object that has found a new use and is trash no more.

See if you can figure out which one of the books these projects came from:  Seed balls, Fused plastic tote, Coat hanger memories, Spa-to-go kit, Baby-jar chandelier, Raffia garlic dryer, Doily tablecloth, Sweet sweater birds, Scented bows, Six-pack screen (my favorite!), Washable soap gift tags, Thermos lamp base.

Curious now? Check out these craft books and more at Dewey number 745.5 and see what you can create!

Give new life to found objects or someone else's trash by seeing them as Rediscovered Treasures.

Give new life to found objects or someone else’s trash by seeing them as Rediscovered Treasures.



Think green when giving gifts and create beautiful and organic wrappings, tags and gifts from everyday materials with Simply Green Giving.











Craftcycle shows you how to transform throw-away materials into treasures with more than 40 craft projects.




Find unexpected beauty in Eco Craft. Discover the down-to-earth power of repurposing trash into stylish home accessories.

You can find me at the Media Desk and helping people with their Interlibrary Loan requests. I love to talk (and learn more) about spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet and any other fiber arts you can mention. Need assistance with a pattern or technique? I might be able to help. I am currently reading (and being inspired by) An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler, The Circle by Dave Eggers, and Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. Current projects: making special gifts for new babies, cooking new recipes, discovering old (but new-to-me) crochet stitches, and getting my floor loom warped.