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If you love to recycle, recraft and restyle, then Susan Wasinger's Eco-Craft is the perfect book to get you inspired and crafting with recycled and unwanted materials.

Filled with lots of helpful information on living green and hoarding useful garbage, the book has 30 eco-friendly projects, so that you can make a range of crafts for your home. Including Paper Bowls made from waste paper, a super soft Sweater Rug made from knitted sweater strips, a stylish Six-Pack Screen made from plastic beer packaging rings, and reusable Plastic Lunch Bags.

So think twice before you drop something in the garbage, as this book will teach you how to give new life to so many unwanted items and recycle yourself a wonderful home.  

Check out a sample project from this book, Plastic Lunch Bags. You can pick up a copy of the book from GMC Publications now.

Here's a cheesecake that's sure to make any hippy smile!

Check out the recipe from Slash Food »

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Keep your lips soft with homemade lipbalm.

Check out the how-to from Craft Tutorials.

Yay, now you can enjoy a drink of hot chocolate in the summer.

Check out the recipe from All Women's Talk.

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Bake a Domo Kun cake, package up your goodies with a pillow box or french fry box, craft your own scratch and sniff cards, sew a fortune cookie or fruit pop phone case, fold a sarong in to a halter dress, turn an M&M packet in to a bag, knit some coasters, bake a cheaters pineapple orange upside down cake and a amazing plum crumble then display them on a DIY cake stand, sew an easy peasy gardening apron, dress up with a pirate eye patch, sew a cupcake pin cushion, splatter a tee, fold an origami jumping frog, mold a glitter pendant, make some sand beads and end the night on a bang with a DIY party popper.

Here's a great tutorial for making your own scratch cards. Perfect for a party game!

Check out the how-to from ArtMind.

It may sound like an odd combination but we love the color.

Check out the recipe from Sea Salt With Food.

Get ready for Christmas very early with the latest episode of ThreadBanger.
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These paper bows are the finishing touch to any well wrapped present.

Check out the how-to from Linda Lucine's.

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Everyone knows that London is one of the most stylish cities in the world and New London Style by Chloe Grimshaw invites you to explore some of the most interesting homes in the capital. Showcasing the houses of young creatives in a number of London's most fashionable postcodes, you'll soon see that each area has its own style.

Filled with British eccentricities, the book features 28 entirely different homes including a converted church in Camberwell, which utilizes original features and grand architecture to create a practical and working space. And, in contrast, a stylish and contemporary home in Hampstead, which is both minimalist and modern. You can tell that every detail has been carefully considered.

A wonderful resource for inspiration, this book offers a behind the scene look at how creative people in the capital live.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Thames & Hudson now.

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