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Paper. Crochet. Sewing. Chainmaille. Jewelry. Odds and Ends. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making. As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations.

Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>> 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide. I am very excited to share something special I've been working on... I know how much I love making and receiving handmade gifts (and I'm sure there's some of you out there who do too) so I figured why not create an ultimate collection of ideas!? All items listed below were chosen with a "gift-giving" mindset... So, whether you need a housewarming gift, baby shower idea, birthday or holiday present, you'll be sure to find some inspiration here.

Just follow the links to various amazing sites for step-by-step instructions, tutorials, and recipes. I hope these help stir up some extra creativity! Enjoy! *Please note that all links & photos were active & working at the time I created this post, however, over time if you discover a link is no longer available, please leave a comment and let me know.