Mini Eco-Friendly Scrapbooks

Eco-friendly scrapbooking is an alternative form of traditional memory-keeping. Ecoscrapbookers are still documenting photos and telling stories, but look for a more "green" approach. We turn to recycled cardstock and often make our own embellishments by turning trash to treasure. We like the thought-process behind using items from around the home and making beautiful creations.

There are plenty of ways to create a mini scrapbook and today we'll focus on four: cardboard, paper bags, toilet paper rolls and coasters.


Example: Documenting Earth Day activities in a mini scrapbook album - I used cardboard, leftover DCWV recycled paper, nature-themed scrapbook paper (that I bought years ago and never used), The Cinch (book-binder + wire), fibers and black ink. Read more...

Paper Bags

Example: 100 Days of Summer scrapbook - I fell in love with Christy Musack's summer-themed paper bag album and contacted her immediately since I HAD to share it with my EcoScrapbook readers. Read more...

Toilet Paper Rolls

Example: Fun in the Sun mini scrapbook - Everywhere I look, there seems to be a mini-album popping up made from toilet paper rolls. I have yet to make my very own, but thought Jenn Bidwell Edwardson's toilet paper roll mini-album was adorable. Read more...


Example: Pics From the Vault mini-album - This little coaster scrapbook represents the early years of my relationship with my husband. I've called it Pics From The Vault since the majority of photos have never been shown to our children...until now. Read more...

Have you ever made your own mini scrapbook? ~Danielle



Earth Day Projects for Kids

As my oldest daughter was in the midst of transforming fast food drink carriers into upcycled art, I browsed Pinterest to see what other projects may interest my children for the upcoming Earth Day celebration.

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I tracked down five of my favorite recycled projects to find out how to make them:

1. Junk Mail Tree via Celebrate Green Blog

2. Egg Carton Art via Mod Podge Rocks

3. Heart Crayons via Wenderly

4. Bottlecap Art via Eco-Artware Blog

5. Carton Wallet via Spoonful

If I had to chose just one, I'd go with the egg carton art. I've been all about recycling toilet paper rolls and was pretty impressed with the plethora of upcycled egg carton projects on Pinterest. ~Danielle



Easter Craft Round-Up

I love April! The weather is warmer and I'm celebrating two special days this month. 

First is April 20, which is Easter and my birthday! As a child, when my birthday fell on Easter, I often had a bunny cake and was extra spoiled during family get-togethers. Next up is April 22, Earth Day, and I'm sharing daily EcoScrapbook tips on Facebook and Twitter all month long.

Let's get in the Easter spirit with a round-up of fun and easy crafts! Enjoy! ~Danielle