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▲︎ Recycled Crafts


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Recycled Crafts

This page contains hundreds of tips, projects, and ideas for making recycled crafts.

A stained glass window using cut wine bottle bottoms. Other 
More detailed view. Decor 
Zippered Bottle Container Containers 
Jean Apron Clothing 
cookie bag purse Purses 
A boat made from a soda bottle. Toys 
Vintage Button Bracelet Jewelry 
A birthday cake for just one, served in a recycled CD spindle. CDs 
Self Watering Planter With Basil Planters 
Picture Frame Jewelry Holder Frames 

Ideas for Recycled Crafts for Kids

I'd like to help my children make a recycled object that is both cute and takes little time. I want to use paper or cardboard. My boys are doing this project, so nothing frilly or pink. One son is in the 1st grade.

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Making a Tin Can Robot
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Sandal/Flip-Flop Holder
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Making Vinyl Record Cuff Jewelry
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Preserving Special T-Shirts
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Recycled Photophore
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Recycled Rocking Horse Craft Ideas
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Crafts Using Red Christmas Socks

What can I make from a red fur Christmas sock with white fur around the top besides little girl purses?

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Reusing Greeting Cards

How I can have them send to me, instead of recoiled or put in garbage?

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Scrabble Wall Art
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Making Hats from Kool-aid Jammer Pouches

I want to know how to make the hats. I made the purse and the change purse. Now I want to make hats.

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Muffin Tin Hendominium
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Santa Dish Soap Bottle Dolls

Where can you buy the Santa heads?

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Making Craft Templates from Political Mailers
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Making a Hat or Bag Out of Bread Bags

I would like to know how to make a bag or hat out of bread bags.

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Soda Tab Chain
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Upcycled Vinyl Record Clock
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Repurposing Crocs
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Crafts Made from Recycled Baking Pan...
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Recycled Bicycle Wheel Pot Rack
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Making a Recycled Tin Man

Where can I find moveable eyes for making a tin man?

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Making a Vintage Rag Jar
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Mason Jar Snack Container
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Crafts and Other Uses for Crib Bumper Pads
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Crafts Using Dominos
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Dryer Lint Firestarter

I use dryer lint in a cardboard egg carton and drizzle old candle wax from scented candles that have lost their fragrance. Once it has cooled, I cut the sections of egg cradles to separate and put in a ziplock to keep dry.

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Craft Ideas for Stuffed Animals

This is a guide about craft ideas for stuffed animals. Old stuffies can can be repurposed, refilled, or salvaged for their parts for use in craft projects.

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Tin Can Robot
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Ideas for Repurposing or Reusing Blankets and Comforters

I'm a blanket and comforter hoarder. I need something to do with them. Any ideas on reusing and maybe selling them? Some have bad places on them, but still quite a bit left to reuse. Help me please. Thanks

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Making Snoopy Dogs from Milk Jugs

Does anyone have picture of finished dogs? I do need complete detailed instructions. I have over 20 milk jugs saved and I'm ready.

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Crafts Using Magazines

We have lots of magazines and I would love to make something out of them with my granddaughter. Any ideas?

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Making a Mason Jar Snack Container
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Mason Jar Snack Container
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Repurposing Desk Drawers into Display Shelf
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Crafts Using Styrofoam Ice Chests
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Uses for Old Sheet Music
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Making Infant and Toddler Toys from Recycled...
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How Do You Make Plarn?

My computer has a heavy duty security system and will not allow the instructions for making plarn. Could someone email the directions to me directly? I have a lot of bags and would like to knit some outdoor rugs and chair seats. I have 8 feral cats who love sitting on my cushions....

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Securing Milk Jugs on a Snoopy Dog Craft

How should I secure the top jug to the 'body' jug so the wind can't blow the top away? A good glue that is waterproof? What kind?

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Make Your Own Kitchen Play Appliances
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Crafts Using Bed Springs
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Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill Bottles
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Making a Rug from Plastic Bags
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Crafts Using Bingo Dauber Caps

I am looking for crafts using bingo dauber caps. They are solid colours and rounded. They have to be good for something, but what?

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Making Crocheted Greeting Card or Paper Containers

I am searching for the name and instructions of a craftwork which is comprised of acrylic sheeting either side of recycled cards or paper formed into several templates.

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Recycle Old Sweaters into New Clothing

Don't throw away old sweaters. Recycle them! I have even bought them at thrift stores to recycle. Most projects can be done in under an hour.

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Candy Wrapper Crafts
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Craft Ideas Using a Thin Shirt
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Milk Jug Snoopy Dog Chorus

I am looking for instructions to make milk jugs into Snoopy dogs in a chorus line. Years ago I made just such a yard display and it was a big hit, but now, many years later, I can not remember how I attached the head to the body so it wouldn't be blown off.

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Oven Rack Pull Out From Paint Stir Sticks
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Uses for Nerf Bullets
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Crafts Using Old Bottles
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Making a Popsicle Stick Lighthouse

How do you make a lighthouse out of Popsicle sticks? Step by step instructions would be great, thanks!

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Make Home Decor Crafts from Bed Springs
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Crafts Using Folgers Instant Coffee Containers

I have quite a few empty Folgers Instant containers, in different sizes. I just love the shape.I'm looking for suggestions on different ways to decorate and utilize these containers.

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Making a Juice Pouch Lunch Bag

What size needle do you use?

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Plastic Grocery Bag Flowers
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Uses for Wall Posters
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Crafts Using Plastic Bed Sheet Cases

I have a lot of the small bags that sheets come in from Wal-Mart, they snap and some have elastic. I would like to know if anyone has a craft idea to use them for.

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Crafts Using Glass Flower Vases
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Making Plastic Jug Masks
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Making a Soda Tab Belt
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Making a Teapot Lamp
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Wine Cork Trivet
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Making a Teapot Lamp
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Selling Juice Pouches for Crafts
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Crafts Using Tin Can Lids
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Making a Recycled Dollhouse
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Making a Tea Cup Bird Feeder
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Making Nylon Stocking Pumpkins
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Light Jars
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Beneful Dog Food Lid Craft Project Ideas
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Crafts Using Credit Cards
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Greeting Card CD Coasters

I use old greeting cards and scratched cds to make beautiful coasters. You make a template from a piece of acetate and place this so the part of the card you want to use is central.

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Making a Plarn Coin Purse

How wide are the strips of plarn for the coin purse? How do you join the strips together in one strip to do the crocheting? Where in the first Rd do you turn your work?

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Decorating a Child's Car Seat
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Uses for Oxygen Tubing
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Crafts Using Doilies
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Crocheted Drying Hanger
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Craft Uses for Wedding Veils
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Making Crafts With Recycled Items
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Making a Magazine Purse
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Removing Logo from Tin Coffee Cans

I am just about to start making some tin robots from assorted cans. But I am wondering how to remove the logo from the tin coffee cans.

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Making Round Paper Beads

I'm new at this, and I'd like to know how to make the round paper beads. I can make the others, but not the round ones. Are there square ones too?

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Snowman's Pipe From Formula Scoop

I use them for my snowman's pipe. First, paint any color you want. Smear glue inside the scoop, then stuff Spanish moss inside. Let dry. There, you have a pipe!

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Recycled Greeting Card Projects

Does anyone have any ideas for using used greeting cards for craft projects?

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Recycled Flower Crafts
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Plastic Spoon Flowers
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Crafts Using Plastic Pull Tabs

This is a guide about crafts using plastic pull tabs. For the avid recycle crafter the plastic pull tabs on half gallons of milk and other foods, beg to be used.

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Uses for 250 Hot Pads
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Purse Made from Soda Can Tabs

I saw a purse made with the tabs pulled to open soda cans, and some other cans. I've been looking for directions to make the purse, or something else, but have not found any. Help, please!

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How to Cut Tires

What sort of tools are needed to cut old tires to make ornamental objects?

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Craft Ideas Using Globes
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Craft Ideas Using Glass Oil and Vinegar Bottles
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Making Crafts With Plarn
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Craft Ideas Using Baling Wire
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Craft Uses for Bras
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Crafts Using Old Quilts
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Reusing Cellophane Wrap from Flower Bouquets

Does anyone know of recycled craft ideas for cellophane wrapping from bunches of flowers? Can these be made into flowers or butterflies? I have lots of pretty wrapping just don't know what to do with it.

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