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Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve seen a decorative pillow or a set of placemats and thought to yourself, “I could totally make that myself!” With a creative eye, a little bit of practice, and the right materials, you could easily take on a home décor sewing project that might even be better than what you can find in store. The best part about home sewing projects is that many of them are perfect for beginners and can even be made pretty quickly with little to no expense—hello, upcycling and recycling!

But what we truly love about easy sewing projects is that they also make for great gifts for friends and family, too—especially housewarming gifts. Read on to learn about five great home sewing projects you’ll be proud to show off.

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Why Should You Start Composting?

Composting reuses biodegradable waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Although some areas have composting programs in place, most waste is usually either incinerated or allowed to rot in landfill sites. Unfortunately, both these practices release harmful pollutants into the air, such as methane, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and more.

By having a compost bin in your home or garden, you are effectively upcycling kitchen or yard waste. You’re transforming this waste into a great source of nutrients for your garden or indoor plants. In the process, you also help reduce your carbon footprint as well as your impact on the environment. As far as both you and the planet are…

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