20 DIY Upcycled Christmas Decorations

Candy Cane decoration ideas

DIY recycled Christmas decorations for your tree, home and table for a green home this festive season. Use things you already have to create the ultimate green Christmas which saves you money and the planet too!

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DIY Furnace Maintenance

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Heating and cooling costs account for around 48% of the energy used in the average home. With spiraling energy costs and more home owners wanting to live sustainably, one of the best ways to reduce your winter hydro bill is to maintain your furnace and ducting.

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Why you Should Leave the Leaves this Fall

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The environmental impact of leaf blowers is awful and so is the carbon footprint of gathering up and transporting your yard waste to facilities to process. Instead of buying fertilizer this year for your garden, save your leaves and make your own!

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Voodoo Dolls

Halloween Cookie Recipe

I love Halloween and these little voodoo pumpkin spice sugar cookies are the main reason why I love this season. The pumpkin spice flavor is pretty subtle here, so ramp up the spices for a more punchy taste. I also add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to really level up the taste, so go for it if you love a little spice in your life.

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Hot Crust Pastry Pies

Hot water crust pastry pie recipe

Hot crust pastry is a traditional pie crust that has fallen out of use in recent years. It's not as soft and flaky as other pie crusts but it is more robust. This means you can make sweet or savory pies without the use of a pie dish and you can make smaller pies that you can take with you for lunch.

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