Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Easy Crafts, Beauty, & Gift Wrap

life-style-episode-5.jpgIf you didn't have a chance to watch episode 5 of Life.Style live on Thursday, I highly recommend you check it out! It was a fantastic eco and budget friendly episode, in which Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes shared ideas for turning trash into craft treasure as well as nature inspired projects, and Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elefant offered awesome how-to's on home beauty remedies using five ingredients or less. I also shared some terrific video submissions showcasing clever ideas for inexpensive gift wrapping, as well as a few of my own inspiration points. Check out the segment to see additional images, video, and inspiration, but as promised, for easy reference below I link up leads shared by me and my guests. Enjoy!
Recycled craft inspiration shared by Marie LeBaron:

Egg carton art
Playtime menus with grocery ads
Milk jug snow scoop
Cardboard cell phones
New Year's noise makers

Nature inspired projects shared by Marie LeBaron:

Rock hunt
Rock museum
Start a science journal
Flower cards
Nature tic tac toe

Home beauty remedies shared by Allison Czarnecki:

Homemade face toner
Homemade sugar scrub
Natural deep hair conditioner
Homemade facial mask

Gift wrap inspiration shared by Christine Koh:

Comic book ornaments and paper garlands
Awesome recycled paper gift wrap ideas
Cool stamps
Make stamps even more fancy using an embossing tool

Also, I ran out of time and didn't have a chance to mention this on the show, but Marie LeBaron pointed me to a great site called Living Locurto, where you can download all sorts of printables. In the vein of giving plain bags or recycled gift wraps a fresh look, check out Living Locurto's free printable gift tags.


Shellac for the Season

Wicked Awesome Chicken Tofu Lasagna