Tag: refurbish

  • DIY Paper Ornaments to Make with Kids

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    Turn patterned card stock into three-dimensional ornaments in just 7 steps. Match the papers’ colors and patterns to your home’s decor or choose holiday-specific patterns and use the paper ornaments, instead of a traditional bow, to top wrapped gifts. Materials Needed: assorted patterned card stock large, scallop-edge circle punch repositionable adhesive dots or double-sided tape […]

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  • Eco-Friendly Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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    We’re deep in the holiday season now, but once Christmas has passed, it’ll be time to lug that real tree out of the house and figure out what to do with it now after it’s been sitting in your house for weeks. Instead of sending it to the landfill, try a more eco-friendly option.   […]

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  • DIY Advent Calendar Made From Recycled Button Down Shirts

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    Turn an assortment of past-their-prime men’s shirts with pockets into a colorful holiday countdown the kids will love. Materials Needed: pocketed men’s dress shirts buttons needle and thread sewing machine fabric scissors linen or cotton duck fabric by the yard felt numerical stencils black marker spool of 3/4-inch canvas banding iron iron-on adhesive tape Cut […]

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  • 3 Quick and Kid Friendly Holiday DIYs

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    The holiday season is a great time to do holiday crafts with your friend and family! Here are 3 amazing, quick, and kid friendly DIY projects you can try in the week leading up to Christmas! Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as you can with all our holiday crafts! 1. Get Creative […]

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  • DIY Snow Free Snowman for Tropical Homes

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    A sturdy wooden support + 3 faux evergreen wreaths = a friendly outdoor snowman who won’t melt, making him the perfect decoration for snow-free climates. Plus, using faux wreaths, rather than fresh, means you can display him year after year. Materials Needed: 1 small evergreen or flocked wreath 1 medium evergreen or flocked wreath 1 […]

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  • WWII Veteran Receives a New Roof

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    A World War II veteran who fought to protect freedom was surprised to find out that he was getting a protection of another kind. Frank Giles knew something was odd when friends told him to be up early one morning. That’s when the workers showed up. Two local companies teamed up to create “Roofs 4 […]

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  • Veterans Helping Veterans Finding Jobs

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    “We’re on a mission to bring veterans and employers together,” said Robyn Grable, founder and CEO of VeteransAscend, a new online program that matches veterans with employers based on skills. According to Grable, her company has translated every occupation from the five branches of the military into a list of skills. Employers create job profiles, […]

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  • Ocean Clean Up: Profiting the World

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    A novel “floating pipe” to recover plastic from the ocean has just arrived on its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Run by Dutch start-up Ocean Cleanup, the scheme involves a 600m-long floating pipe connected to a net, which herds plastic into place before it is gathered and taken to shore by specialist boats. […]

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  • Madison County Veteran of the Year

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    For his lifetime of service to the United States and to God, William Yorton of Canastota was named the 2018 Madison County Veteran of the Year. “I feel very humbled and honored,” Yorton said as he accepted the award from the Madison County War Veterans Memorial Committee Saturday evening. “As I look at everyone here, […]

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  • How Bad are To-Go Containers for the Environment?

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    The anti-plastic revolution is in full swing: Bans on plastic straws and bags are taking effect around the world, and major companies are starting to switch over to plant-based plastics. But as more and more plastics continue to pop up on the market, there’s one big thing we all need to keep in mind: Not […]

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