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Why I Create

DIY Cardboard Castle - Swoodson Says

Why do I create? I’ve rewritten this post several times- it’s pretty personal and strays from the “here is what I made!” and “here is how to make what I made!” model that I’m used to. However, I like reading others’ stories on why they sew, craft, photograph so it only seems fair to share my own {be sure to check the end of this post for some incentive to share your own story, too!}

The most honest answer is succinct: I was raised to! My wonderful Mom brought me up with craftiness- as evidenced by the cardboard castle shown above. In the pre-blog/Internet/Pinterest era, she was making something cool outĀ of trash and it set the tone for how to live creatively.

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How to Recycle & Upcycle Old or Broken Toys

4 ideas on what to do with broken toys - we are trying to cut down on the trash we generate so here are some creative toy upcycle and toy recycle ideas!

I get it, it is so satisfying to chuck things in the trash. But there are fun ways to upcycle broken toys and keep them out of the landfill! If you’re not feeling creative, there are ways to just recycle toy parts as well. For the past few years I’ve been building a “tinker box” where I put broken parts and pieces that I think could be repurposed, I hope in a few years my kids can go to town and make all sorts of new creations from their old toys!

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