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7 Earth-Friendly Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

As you already know, wrapping paper isn't recyclable and tonnes of it ends up in landfills each Christmas. According to Zero Waste Canada, a Vancouver-based advocacy group, Canadians throw out 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags each year. That's about 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper tossed to the landfills. It’s still possible to make eco-friendly choices and reduce holiday trash, while also giving gorgeously wrapped presents. There are plenty of crafty ways to spruce up your presents that will not only make your gifts stand out, but will do a little bit of good to the planet too. All you have to do is look around the house. These 7 earth-friendly gift wrapping ideas will help you give beautifully wrapped gifts...

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DIY Natural Cleaners For a Happier, Healthier Home

Spring time is here and there’s nothing I love more than opening the windows and letting the cool breeze swirl around my home. As we embrace the changes in temperature and complete the seasonal grooming routine of our pets, now is also a good time to think about deep cleaning our house. In an age where it is important to reconsider what we’re bringing into our homes, we’re looking for greener solutions. I have made a list of my favourite natural cleaners you can easily make at home, with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So no more harsh chemical-based products that are unsafe for your family, your pets and that are harmful to the environment! What you’ll need Ingredients:...

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DIY Paw Print Ornaments

What better way to trim your tree than with these easy DIY Paw Print Ornaments you can make with your pets?! Home for the Holidays Time has come to enjoy holiday traditions and settle down for a few days with friends, family, and our four-legged companions. Making snow angels, baking cookies, warming toes by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate... these are traditions that fill the heart with joy. Other traditions, such as heated family card games, eating ALL of the cookies, or watching A Christmas Story for the 100th time may not be so treasured. We propose a new tradition: DIY Paw Print Ornaments! These DIY Paw Print Ornaments are a great activity for the whole gang. Not only for pets, you can make hand prints too! DIY Paw...

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