How to turn a boring old book into a stash box

Read the full post on Grist. Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of DIY gifts, we’ll share some crafty projects, with instructions that even we can follow. There’s sure to be a whatsit or wowsit for …

Featuring: Jodi Harvey-Brown

Read the full post from the Library As Incubator Project. An art form that continually delights us at the Library as Incubator Project is that of book arts, particularly book sculptures. There’s something about this medium that, when done well, demonstrates a deep connection between the words and story of the book and the art …

Reuse Design Challenge: Transform a Phone Book

Read the full story at Earth911. The Challenge We reached out to five of our favorite DIY/Craft bloggers and tasked them with a challenge: Create something new out of an old phone book. Where You Come In: Take a look at the inspiring and beautifully functional projects we received and cast your vote for your …

Sustainability: The Journal of Record Call for Papers on the Creative Arts in Sustainability Programs

Manuscript Deadline: March 22, 2013 “Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense.” —J.G. Ballard Sustainability: The Journal of Record is looking for research-based manuscripts, case studies, and commentaries on how creative arts are being used in sustainability programs within academia …

Reader Question: Crafting with E-Waste

Read the full post at Crafting a Green World. Back in October we asked you guys what kinds of things you’d like more help reusing or upcycling, and you had some great questions, both via comment and email. We’ve addressed quite a few of them, from how to reuse old jeans to new ideas for …