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Making a Recycled Tin Man
This is a page about making a recycled tin man. Recycle clean empty food cans into a delightful tin man for your home or garden.
Faux Stained Glass Windows
This is a page about faux stained glass windows. You can easily create beautiful stained glass looking windows using recycled windows and adding paint or other embellishments.
Making a Tin Can Robot
This is a page about making a tin can robot. This is a great recycle project for you and the kids to make together.
Crafts Using Wine Bottles
Recycled wine bottles can be used in crafts for the home and garden. This is a page about crafts using wine bottles.
Dish Soap Bottle Dolls
This is a page about making Ivory dish soap bottle dolls. Recycled dish soap bottle dolls are a popular craft project for gifts and around the holidays.
Making Nylon Stocking Pumpkins
This page is about making nylon stocking pumpkins. A fun craft to make for fall holiday decorations.
Milk Jug Snoopy Craft
This is a page about making a milk jug Snoopy craft. Make a cute Snoopy from plastic milk jugs.
Crocheted Blue Jeans Rug
Those worn out denim pants can be reused to create a rug. This page is about crocheted blue jeans rug.
Library Lamp Made of Books
Discarded books can be used to make this attractive lamp for your den, office, or actually any room in need of a new table lamp. This is a page about library lamp made of books.
Silverware Wind Chimes
This is a page about silverware wind chimes. Recycling your own or vintage silverware by making a unique wind chime.
Crafts Made from Recycled Baking Pan...
This is a page about crafts made from recycled baking pan and trays. Used metal baking pans or cookie sheets can be decoratively painted and used for all kinds of things.
DIY Old Window Decoration
Choose an accent color. Buy clear glass pieces at thriftstores, garage sales, and flea markets. Examples include: small bowls, candy dishes, candle holders, or glass tops to containers. Use an accent color in a few dishes.
How to Turn a Picture Frame Into a Tray
Take any wooden frame with glass and turn it into a lovely tray. It's customizable for any personality or decor. This is a page about turning a picture frame into a display or serving tray.
Decorating Old Windows
You can purchase old windows or scavenge from neighborhood trash days. I used Dollar Store glass gems to decorate. They come in all colors. GE Silicone II was used to place each gem. Now I hang it on my screen porch and the sun hits the glass and illuminates the gems.
Painting Faux Stained Glass on Old Windows
This is a page about painting faux stained glass on old windows. With a few inexpensive supplies you can create your own faux stained glass window to display in your home.
Making a Tree Skirt with Neckties
This is a page about making a tree shirt with neckties. Men's neckties come in so many beautiful colors and patterns they are a great choice for your next craft project. One interesting choice is to craft a tree skirt using neckties.
How to Make a Recycled Spoon Flower
This decorative flower is made from used flatware spoons. This is a page about how to make a recycled spoon flower.
Making a Cork Bulletin Strip
This is a page about making a cork bulletin strip. If you have a drawer filled with saved corks or know a friend that drinks wine, use the corks to make a bulletin board strip for your home.
Recycled Rocking Horse Craft Ideas
This is a page about recycled rocking horse craft ideas. Give a child's old rocking horse or spring style horse a new life.
How to Make a Crown Royal Pillow
This is a page about how to make a Crown Royal pillow. With some basic sewing skills, those vibrant purple bags can be turned into an interesting pillow.
Attaching Mirror Pieces To Bowling Ball
A mirrored bowling ball makes a beautiful garden decoration. This page contains techniques for breaking or cutting your mirror pieces and suggestions for the best glues or adhesives. There are also tips for grouting and final finishing before placing it in your garden.
Recycled Garden Wind Chimes
There are many items around the house that you can use to make wind chimes, from old garden tools to silverware. Get ideas for how to make recycled garden wind chimes in this page.
How to Make an Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Light
Water bottle caps find a new life in this recycled project. This page provides you with the instructions and step by step photos for making an upcycled plastic bottle cap light.
Make Big Showy Flowers from Plastic Tablecloths
As an alternative to tissue paper flowers for your next event try using inexpensive plastic table cloths. Plastic tablecloths are perfect for making big showy flowers, and they come in many bright colors.
How to Make a Plastic Milk Jug Flower
If you are looking for a simple centerpiece, these flower candle holders could be perfect. You would never know that these are made out of plastic milk jugs.
Vintage Tool Box Display
This tool box belonged to my grandfather. I decided to make it into a display for my living room.
How to Make a Candle Holder from a Recycled Soda Can
Using any recycled aluminum can and scissors you can create this handy candle holder. Choose any can that holds your favorite soda or beer for adding a whimsical touch to your patio, bar, or den.
DIY Decorative Recycled Drinking Glass Stand
Use recycled metal fastener strips to create an unusual glass stand. It can be used as a coaster for drinks or for a candle.
Making a Crochet Thread Spool Pumpkin
Use a thread spool from crochet yarn to create this adorable pumpkin craft. It's perfect for decorating for Autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Dragonfly Clothes Pin Fridge Magnet
Upcycle a wooden clothespin and some sparkly pipe cleaner to make this adorable dragonfly. Just add a magnet to make it a useful place to keep notes or recipes on your fridge.
How to Make a Recycled Tin Man
Making a recycled tin man is a fun and easy project. Add corks, bottle caps, and other components to make a unique decoration for your home or garden.
Making a Fall Pumpkin Decoration from a Lettuce Keeper
Reycle a plastic container for storing lettuce into a fall themed decoration for your home. This is a guide about making a fall pumpkin decoration from a lettuce keeper.
Easy Snow Globe Craft
Take any recycled jar with a tight fitting lid, glitter and decorative items to create a small scene. This page has instructions for making an easy snow globe.
Decorating a Glass Bottle with Metallic Pens
Pens come in all sorts of metallic colors like gold, silver, copper or bronze. These look beautiful when used on a glass surface. This is a page about decorating a glass bottle with metallic pens.
How to Make a Sea Fever Recycled Bottle Vase
Shells beautifully decorate this recycled bottle vase. This page contains instructions on how to make a sea fever recycled bottle vase.
Decorating Wine Bottles
The various shapes and sizes of wine bottles make them a good choice for crafts focused on decorating in many ways, such as painting, decoupaging, or cutting them down, to use as decor or gifts. This page contains ideas for decorating wine bottles.
Repurposing a Candy Box Into Shadow Boxes
Shadow boxes are a great way to display treasured collectibles. You can of course buy them, but why not consider using a sturdy recycled candy box and create your own unique display. This is a page about repurposing a candy box into shadow boxes.
Making a Wicker Lampshade into a Vase
Repurposing objects you have lying around into something new and useful is a great recycling adventure. Learn how to take an old wicker lampshade and convert it into a cute vase for faux flowers.
Egg Carton Magic Mushrooms
These magic mushrooms make cute decorations. All you need is a paper-based egg carton, paint, and glue. This is a great all-ages craft.
Plastic Cup Contemporary Light
My friends went away on holiday and came back to find hundreds of Solo cups, and the remnants of what looked like a huge party, scattered about their house. There was no permission given for this blowout, of course. I thought I could help lighten things up (in two ways) by making them this decorative light with some of the cups.
Making a Butterfly Magnet from a Soda Can
The thin aluminum used for making soda cans is perfect for craft projects. It is easy to cut and work with. This page contains instructions for making a butterfly magnet from a soda can.
Ceiling Tile Giant Decorative Flip-Flop
A damaged or extra ceiling tile is the perfect thing to use for making a large, fun decoration for a beach house, beach themed room, or even as a party decoration. This is a page about making a
ceiling tile giant decorative flip-flop
How to Make Recycled Plastic Flowers
Recycled plastic bottle bottoms can be cut into flower shapes and then painted to be made into pretty floral displays. This is a page about
how to make recycled plastic flowers
Cotton Ball Kitty
This is a super thrifty craft for all ages. This fluffy cat is made of cotton balls glued onto part of a plastic water bottle. Embellish it however you like. I used acrylic gems and a small piece of ribbon. Meow!
Cookie Tin Shadow Box
For the holidays we always purchase Danish cookies in the tin. The tins are sturdy and great for this project idea I had.
Recycled Lightbulb Popcorn Craft
Recycled incandescent light bulbs can be used in a lot of different craft projects. This idea results in a popcorn kernel filled bulb that makes for a unique decor piece. This is a page about making a
recycled lightbulb popcorn craft
Making a Butterfly Suncatcher Using Uniquely Shaped Lids
I have a storage room. During every season, I need to eliminate the moisture. So I buy these as the Dollar Tree. They are called, simply enough, Moisture Eliminators.
Wrap Around Rainbow Twine Bottle Craft
Using a recycled bottle you can create this attractive bit of decor, using colored twine, decoupage glue, and then adding a clear acrylic finish. This page contains a
wrap around rainbow twine bottle craft
DIY Ladybug Bowling Ball
Recycled crafts can tap into the truly creative talents you have. Old bowling balls are frequently used in crafts. This page contains a DIY project for creating a cute ladybug bowling ball garden or yard decoration.
How to Make Placemat Throw Pillows
This is a page about how to make placemat throw pillows. Placements are a great size for making a throw pillow. Simply pair them with a coordinating fabric, sew a few simple seams, and stuff them to create some nice throw pillows.
Art Deco Cardboard Wall Art
This is a fun and easy way to make a very pretty piece of wall art using the cardboard centers of toilet paper rolls. Spray painting it is completely optional, but I like the sheen to make it look less like toilet paper tubes! ;)
Repurposing an Old Walker
This is a page about repurposing an old walker. Do you have an old, unused walker laying around? You can turn it into a handy planter. The best part is that it is still usable if you ever need it again.
How to Make Recycled Catalog Flowers
Paper flowers can be make from a variety of paper types. Don't discard those unwanted or used catalogs, turn them into a unique floral arrangement or put to another decorative use. This is a page about how to make recycled catalog flowers.
How to Make a Cardboard Tube Pumpkin
Recycle those TP tubes to make this cute fall decoration. You and the kids could work on these together. Make a few for your own paper pumpkin patch. This is a page about how to make a cardboard tube pumpkin.
Giving a Throw Pillow a New Look With Scarves
Wrap and tie either new or recycled scarves around throw pillows to give them a second life as part of your home decor. This is a page about giving a throw pillow a new look with scarves.
Recycled Metal Lid Ladybird (Ladybug) Wall Decoration
This is so cute and easy to make. Use any size lid from a jar and acrylic paint. If you don't have black and red cardstock or paint then allow yourself a little "poetic licence" and make your ladybirds in other crazy colours.
How to Make a Recycled Noodle Cup Lamp
Decorate a recycled instant noodle cup and invert it over a recycled and decorated bottle to create a unique lamp. This is a page about how to make a recycled noodle cup lamp.
Recycled Curtains from Tablecloths
Pretty tablecloths can be used to make curtains. If you can find them on sale or at a yard sale, they are even more affordable. This is a page about recycled curtains from tablecloths.
How to Make a Lace Toilet Tank Topper
Recycle a lace curtain into a pretty toilet tank topper. This is a page about how to make a lace toilet tank topper.
Recycled Cake Platter Photo Wreath
Cut the amount to plastic trash you discard every year by looking for ways to reuse some of those items. Here is an idea for making a pretty photo frame using a plastic cake platter. This is a page about recycled cake platter photo wreath.
Recycled Glass Jar Snow Globe
Recycle a glass jar into this unique snow globe. Make several to showcase some favorite items. This is a page about recycled glass jar snow globe.
Recycled Light Bulb Wall Vase
By removing the inside of an ordinary incandescent light bulb you can create an interesting wall vase. This is a page about recycled light bulb wall vase.
Cat Litter as Decorative Sand
I once had a cat, but it didn't work out for me. I was left with some cat litter. It was a pretty blue type. I had a punch bowl that was never used. I put the kitty litter in it and it looked like water. I added a few shells and it turned out to be the focal point in my all sea décor cottage.
Making a Book Look Antique
Start with a hardcover book, some decoupage or gesso and begin creating a decorative antique looking book. This is a page about making a book look antique.
Juice Can Lid Wind Chimes
Save your juice lids from concentrated juice cans and make these cool recycled wind chimes. This page shows you how to make juice can lid wind chimes.
Recycled Mosaic Mirror
This clever mosaic mirror frame is created using cut up plastic cards, such as gift cards. This is a page about recycled mosaic mirror.
Making a Recycled Rocking Horse Carousel Decoration
This is a page about making a recycled rocking horse carousel decoration. When you keep your mind open to what others see as trash, you may be able to recycle and create a special decoration.
Chair Seats Made of Old Belts
Old leather belts can be woven and attached to a chair frame to create a replacement seat. This is a page about chair seats made of old belts.
Using a Leather Jacket to Cover a Worn Footstool
A thriftstore leather jacket can be given new life by using it to recover a footstool. This is a page about using a leather jacket to cover a worn footstool.
Making a Recycled Light Bulb Duck
Wondering what to with a burnt out light bulb? You can make a duck decoration for Easter. Check out how to make this cute recycled light bulb duck in this page.
Making a Styrofoam Cup Vase
Don't put that styrofoam cup in the landfill, make it into a little vase. This is a page about making a styrofoam cup vase.
Making Plastic Grocery Bag Flowers
This is a page about making plastic grocery bag flowers. Recycle your plastic grocery bags into a pretty faux floral arrangement.
Making a Cardboard Art Fountain
This is a page about making a cardboard art fountain. Pieces of recycled cardboard boxes are transformed into a decorative fountain.
CD Jewel Case Décor Ideas
This is a page about
cd jewel case décor ideas
. You can reuse these CD cases for a variety of photo displays.
Making a Wine Cork Self Portrait
This is a page about making a wine cork self portrait. With lots of time and patience you too can create this unique self portrait. Start collecting those corks.
Making a Toilet Paper Roll Fall Lantern
This is a page about making a toilet paper roll fall lantern. A thrifty craft to create autumn themed lights that can decorate your home.
Making a Recycled Pizza Pan Owl
This is a page about making a recycled pizza pan owl. You can create a cute, decorative owl from a pizza pan and other easy to find items.
Making a Chopstick Trivet
This is a page about making a chopstick trivet. When you have a collection of disposable chopsticks, you can reuse them to create an attractive trivet to protect your furniture.
Turning a Cupboard Door Into a Tray
This is a page about turning a cupboard door into a tray. Repurpose an old discarded cupboard door by making it into a useful tray, for years more of use.
Making Paper Flowers From Old Books
This is a page about making paper flowers from old books. An interesting way to recycle discarded books that creates beautiful decorations.
Cat Food Can as Candle Holder or Centerpiece
Here is a way to turn cans into candle holders or a pretty flower centerpiece.
Metal Bottle Cap Oysters with Pearls
Here is a way to transform metal bottle caps into cute customized oysters with pearls.
Making a Plastic Bottle Bottom Sun Catcher
This is a page about making a plastic bottle bottom sun catcher. The bottom of many plastic drink bottles can be used as part of a kids' craft to make sun catchers.
Making a Soda Can Lantern
This is a page about making a soda can lantern. Recycle your soda cans by making decorative lanterns to use on your patio or in the garden.
Making a Cassette Tape Lamp
This is a page about making a cassette tape lamp. The nostalgic feel of this lamp makes it a fun addition to your decor or to give as a gift.
Revamping Thrift Store Figurines
A bit of paint can turn your thrift store find into a whole new decorative piece to enhance your decor. This is a page about revamping thrift store figurines.
Making a Vinyl Record Earrings Display
This is a page about making a vinyl record earrings display. Old vinyl too damaged to listen to, is a great medium for crafting.
Making a Jar Lid Photo Magnet
This is a page about making a jar lid photo magnet. Reuse the metal lids from empty jars to make decorative photo magnets.
Crafts Using Jar Lids
This is a page about crafts using jar lids. Recycled or new jar lids can be used in a variety of craft projects or to decorate a special jar.
Making a Light Bulb Vase
This is a page about making a light bulb vase. Make a delicate, unique vase from an old light bulb.
This is a page about repurposing crocs. It can take a while to wear out these plastic sandals. When you do, there may be a way to reuse these shoes.
Making a Vintage Rag Jar
This is a page about making a vintage rag jar. Some people like the looks of old vintage jars filled with items to remind them of the olden days. This one has old fabric swatches.
Uses for Old Sheet Music
This is a page about uses for old sheet music. Sometimes you can find old sheet music at yard sales and thrift stores. These pages can be used in many craft and home decor projects.
Uses for Wall Posters
This page is about uses for wall posters. Wall posters have a number of thoughtful and crafty uses in addition to putting them up on your wall.
Recycled Flower Crafts
This is a page about recycled flower crafts. Beautiful, colorful artificial flowers can be crafted from recycled materials.
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.
Mini Flower Vase From Recycled Container
I made mini flower vase out of a Dannon yogurt smoothie container.
Making Toothbrush T-shirt Rugs
This is a page about making toothbrush t-shirt rugs. You can make a beautiful t-shirt rug without knowing how to crochet.
Recycled Wreath Ideas
This is a page about recycled wreath ideas. Using recycled items, you can make wreaths for all your special occasion decorating needs.
Making a Sweater Pillow
This page is about making a sweater pillow. A fun way to use that favorite worn out sweater is to fashion it into a pillow.
Recycled Magazine Wall Art
Magazine pages are a great material to use in your recycled paper projects. This is a page about recycled magazine wall art.
Making Mosaics from Recycled Materials
This is a page about making mosaics from recycled materials. Beautiful mosaics can be made from materials you might have around your home.
Reinvented Character Pillow Chair
I wasn't so thrilled when my husband brought home this brown pillow chair from a discount retail store just because it was cheap. I didn't really care for how it looked.
Crafts Using Laundry Detergent Scoops
This is a page about crafts using laundry detergent scoops. Reuse those plastic powdered detergent scoops to make delightful crafts.
Making a CD Curtain
This is a page about making a CD curtain. CDs lend themselves to a myriad of recycle craft projects.
Making a CD Candle Holder
This is a page about making a CD candle holder. The reflective nature of CDs make them a good choice to include in a homemade candle holder.
Making a Pop Bottle Fish Mobile
This is a page about making a pop bottle fish mobile. Pop bottle fish mobiles make a fun decoration for your porch, patio, or even a child's room. When planning your mobile its ultimate home will determine the size bottles you will use, but the rest of the project is up to your imagination.
Making Pop Bottle Fish
This is a page about making a pop bottle fish. Pop bottles can be recycled into fun craft projects. Making a fish from an empty pop bottle is just one example of the many possibilities.
Craft Project: Recycled Decorative Vase
Make a vase for artificial flowers by recycling an empty thread cone and a used CD.
Recycling pop or water bottles into funny faces. The creations can then be used as decor or piggy banks. Making a family of Bottheads is great fun for the kids.
Craft: Photo CD
This "CD" is fun to make. I print a photo sent to me. Position the CD over the center of subject and draw around the CD. Cut it,I used Mod Podge to adhere it to the CD. I wrote who is the picture. In this case my pen-pal and her new baby brother. I embellished the outside with a sparkle glue.
Patio Paver Scarecrow
Cute scarecrow made from a patio paver, paint, felt, foam, and raffia.
Nylon Stuffed Pillow
Wait! Don't throw away the stockings with the runs in them. Hold on to those socks that allow your big toe to peek out and shout "hello". These seemingly useless articles can add a touch of elegant décor to your home. Please don't hang them on the lampshade. Here's a better idea.
Make Magnets from Clippings
This is a fast, easy way to use up old National Geographic magazines, newspapers, or stamps -- with some acrylic medium and a magnet sheet, you can create customized magnets!
Make a Tropical Fish from Shells
I used a scallop shell and a couple of pistachio shells to make this tropical fish. You can add a magnet to the back and put it on your fridge to hold up your notes and drawings. Super cute!
Plastic Milk Jug Flower
I love plastic milk jugs because they are a lot like thick vellum paper, except they are free after you drink all your milk. After cleaning, drying, and cutting, these milk jugs can make beautiful flowers. Placing a candle in the middle and using it as a votive holder is optional.
Make Big Showy Flowers from Plastic Tablecloths
I needed some big beautiful flower displays for a party. I asked for and received the plastic tablecloths that my local Tricky Tray was throwing out after their event. I created these beautiful flowers with them!
Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Light
I save caps from my water bottles because they're always the same brand, making them completely uniform, therefore nice for crafts. This is a light I made from trash, basically. It's just a bunch of bottle caps and a plastic container from a miniature baking set.
Repurposing a Candy Box Into Shadow Boxes
I had a leftover candy box with strong bones. It is very sturdy and would make not 1 but 2 shadow boxes. Here's how!
Egg Crate Turtle Paper Weight
Make a cute paper weight to keep papers, or your kids' papers from flying everywhere especially when the fan is on or the air breeze is blowing in. You can apply this same concept to other animals too if you don't want a turtle.
Recycle an old set of dominoes into this cute clock. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Tea Bag Wreath
This wreath is decorated with colorful tea bags, which can be easily replaced when they are used. It would be a perfect hostess gift for someone who loves tea. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Tin Can Robot
Save your recycled tin or aluminum cans of all sizes to assemble this adorable robot. Learn how to make it in this short video.
VHS Tape Candy Bouquet
This cute candy bouquet has a nostalgic feel. It uses old recycled VHS tapes to make the base. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder
This beautiful candle holder is the perfect decoration for the fall. Learn how it was made in this video.
Felt Strip Flowers
These cute little flowers can be made from small scraps of felt that is leftover from another project. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Making a Tin Man Wind Chime
I located instructions on how to make a tin man out of cans. How would I go about making a tin man wind chime?
Making Crown Royal Pillows
How do I cut the bags to start sewing for making a pillow?
Piercing a Wine Cork for Stringing
I have a large collection of wine corks and I'm not sure what the best way is to pierce one. I would like to be able to string 4 ft. long, vertical rows of cork, instead of gypsy beads. Also, is there some underlying process that I should know about staining wine corks?
Making Crafts with Prescription Bottles
Currently I take many medications and have leftover bottles. I would like to make a prescription bottle wreaths and deck lights. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make these crafty ideas?
Decorating Old Windows
I have old windows and would like to put sayings on them. Where can I get letters to use, stencils, or stick on?
Santa Dish Soap Bottle Dolls
Where can you buy the Santa heads?
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