Posts Tagged ‘school’

Back to School Savings


It’s back to school time, which means back to school shopping. Before you break the bank on school supplies, take a look around the house and you might discover you have more to salvage than you think. Your kids plus a little creativity can help boost¬† your family’s bottom line and keep items from the landfill in the process.

Denim Transformation  
My daughter used leftover fabric to turn last year’s jeans into this year’s fashion statement.


Binder Bling-Out
An old binder plus old birthday decorations means a stylish start to the school year.


Shoe Show
Who needs name brand sneakers when you have markers and glitter pens.


Upcycled Teacher Appreciation Gifts

The end of the school year is here, and it’s time to show our appreciation for those invaluable stewards of our kids’ fragile brains. How about this year you add a little “green” to your gratitude with these upcycled teachers gift ideas.

Use the bases of two upcycled soda bottles to create this cute apple goodie holder.

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Teachers rule indeed! Upcycled rulers make a cool vase for your favorite teacher’s desk.

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An upcycled lightbulb makes an inventive candy dish.



A tote made from upcycled book jackets. Now that’s book smart!


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