DIY eco business cards and planners
These upcycling DIY paper crafts turn paper bags into business cards and waste paper into planners.
Tue, Jan 06 2009 at 2:38 PM
Photos: Autumn / Crafting a Green World
Started taking your own bag to the grocery store — but still have a stack of brown bags from last year? Always print double-sided — but annoyed by the paper trash from your co-workers who don’t? Here are a couple upcycling DIY paper crafts that’ll ease your eco-soul while creating something useful:
>> Make eco business cards that double as seed packets
by upcycling a brown paper bag. Autumn at Crafting a Green World has detailed instructions — including a downloadable template — to get you started. The unique upcycled products will set your business cards apart — and hopefully encourage some urban gardening too (via Oko Box
>> Make a planner out of trash
. I covered eco-friendly planners
earlier this year, but if you have the time to make your own, you’ll have an even more eco AND economically-sensible planner. greenUpgrader provides step by step instructions, PDF templates of weekly and monthly pages, and extra eco-tips for the uber-greens (i.e. “Instead of making the lines & text black, choose light gray to save ink.”) (via Re-Nest
Bottom photo: Courtesy Matt Embry / greenUpgrader
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