Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Have a sustainable Yule and Christmas by getting creative with bits and pieces in your home that you would otherwise go in the recycling bag – everything from plastic bottles, egg cartons, hangers, old light bulbs et al. The below video from Blossom provides some recycling tips that make for some lovely decorations and gift presentation ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. … Continue reading Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

DIY Homemade Incense Cones

When it comes to “clearing the air” quite literally, incense of all kinds are wonderful materials to have around the house – whether you like incense sticks, cones or like to burn the actual plants, wood chips or herbs directly on to a charcoal disc. Incense can be used for a number of purposes be it to clear your space of negative energies, promote peace … Continue reading DIY Homemade Incense Cones

DIY Natural Christmas Wreath

Christmas is now a month away, and if you’re feeling inspired to create your own decorations from natural materials that you’ve picked up on a walk in the woods, check out the below video on how to make your own wreath. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading DIY Natural Christmas Wreath

Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants make perfect gifts for Yule or Christmas for those jewellery wearing friends or family, using shells or gemstones. If you decide to use gemstones you can even match the gemstone to the astrological sign of the person you are making the pendant for. The below video shows you how to make DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants using few jewellery making tools, and they’re simple … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Wire-wrapped Pendants

DIY Leather Shoe Polish Balm

Autumn/Winter is leather boots time and if you are digging out your heavy duty boots from the back of your wardrobe, perhaps they are in need of some TLC and sprucing up. The below video shows you how to make your own leather polish balm from natural and inexpensive products including beeswax, cocoa butter and a light oil such as sunflower oil. Rosa Medea is … Continue reading DIY Leather Shoe Polish Balm

Natural Bug Repellent Solutions [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Though summer is the best time of the year for many people, summer is also a favorite time of year for many household bugs. Dealing with pests inside the home can definitely take the fun out of this season! Though it can be tempting to resort to chemical pesticides in these situations, these materials are actually harmful to humans and pets as well as to … Continue reading Natural Bug Repellent Solutions [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Buurman: Giving reclaimed hardware materials a second life through its stores and workshops

Netherlands-based store Buurman is giving hardware materials – everything from insulation materials, construction wood, stage sets or vintage doors – a second life. The reclaimed materials are scouted at building sites, museums or other local projects and sold at Buurman’s two stores in Rotterdam and Utrecht. A haven for people who enjoy DIY, Buurman’s stores also offer workshops, as well as space for people to … Continue reading Buurman: Giving reclaimed hardware materials a second life through its stores and workshops

DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

If you’re doing some planting this Easter, before you purchase some plant pots, instead raid your recycling bin/bag for everything from aluminium cans, tins, to ice cream cartons. Whether you want to plant seeds or cuttings, repurposing items from your recycling bags can be a great way to help the environment and reuse. The below video gives some DIY ideas on how to create planters … Continue reading DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items