Sustainable Sunday Swap: Reusable Shopping Bags

Swap plastic shopping bags for reusable shopping bags. This is no shocker – plastic disposable shopping bags are not cool. They’re terrible for the environment, choking up waterways and destroying sea life (just google “plastic bags in the ocean” for some imagery) or simply going to landfill.  When the “green bags” became popular at Coles…

DIY Paper Christmas Wreath (version two!)

I’m a bit late putting up this year’s wreath. I didn’t think I’d get the time, but I challenged myself to finish it in 20 minutes and achieved just that! I used the same design as last year’s wreath (which I had put in the recycling bin so I didn’t have to store it), but…

DIY Upcycled Cake Stands

With a babyshower coming up I really wanted cake stands for all the food, but didn’t think it was worth the cost of buying brand new cake stands for just one party. I had seen some great DIY cake stands on Pinterest and blogs I follow and decided this was the way to go, so…

DIY fabric accessories – extend the life of your clothes

Accessories are a girl’s best friend because they can dress up a boring outfit (or better yet, ‘update’ the same outfit you’ve been wearing on rotation!) and you can then get more life out of our clothes. I am going to share a simple way to dress up an outfit with fabric flowers. It’s a…

DIY Reusable Christmas Bon Bons

Everybody loves a Christmas bon bon but they seem like an incredible waste by the end of the day; the heavily decorated cardboard they are made out of is usually not recyclable, the useless plastic toys inside are thrown in the bin and the jokes are usually awful! So, when I was at the fabric…

DIY Recyclable Christmas Wrapping

One thing that bothers me on Christmas Day is the big pile of brightly coloured ripped up wrapping paper that goes in the bin. Yes it may* be recyclable, but that’s not the point – why waste money on something that looks pretty for a short amount of time, only to be ripped open and…

DIY Recyclable Paper Christmas Wreath

My partner hates the consumerism of Christmas, to the point that I’m lucky we even have a Christmas tree! To make up for that purchase however, I vowed to never spend money on any more Christmas related decorations – but to be somewhat sneaky and crafty, I realised I could still make decorations at no…

Awesome Christmas shopping (that you can feel good about)

Oh my goodness tomorrow is December. That means there are 25 days left to do your Christmas shopping! I’ve discussed that Christmas has become a somewhat consumerist nightmare, but I also understand that gift giving at Christmas is a hard tradition to break. It’s more about being smart about your Christmas shopping – and buying sustainable and eco friendly…

My plastic fantastic bag

I found the amazing Bags Revolt  stall at the last Made on the Left Market and instantly fell in love with this bag (which I subsequently bought). I love the colours. I love the size. I love the fact that it’s made from old plastic bags! Talk about an upcycling hero! Venezuelan born artist Patricia…

Upcycling – old to new

Previously: Recycling clothes. Continuing my 3things pledge to become an ethical fashionista, I have been on the challenge to discover the wonderful world of upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting a somewhat useless product into something of value. In the world of fashion upcycling can also be referred to as reconstruction, refashion or reclaiming….