Making a Recycled Tin ManThis is a page about making a recycled tin man. Recycle clean empty food cans into a delightful tin man for your home or garden.
Library Lamp Made of BooksDiscarded 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.
Faux Stained Glass WindowsThis 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 Recycled Rocking Horse Carousel DecorationThis 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.
Making a Soda Can LanternThis 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 Tree Skirt with NecktiesThis 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.
Painting Faux Stained Glass on Old WindowsThis 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 Nylon Stocking PumpkinsThis page is about making nylon stocking pumpkins. A fun craft to make for fall holiday decorations.
Silverware Wind ChimesThis is a page about silverware wind chimes. Recycling your own or vintage silverware by making a unique wind chime.
Repurposing an Old WalkerThis 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.
Making a Tin Can RobotThis is a page about making a tin can robot. This is a great recycle project for you and the kids to make together.
Juice Can Lid Wind ChimesSave 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.
Making a Vintage Rag JarThis 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 MusicThis 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.
How to Make a Crown Royal PillowThis 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.
Dish Soap Bottle DollsThis 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.
Milk Jug Snoopy CraftThis is a page about making a milk jug Snoopy craft. Make a cute Snoopy from plastic milk jugs.
Crocheted Blue Jeans RugThose worn out denim pants can be reused to create a rug. This page is about crocheted blue jeans rug.
Making a Wine Cork Self PortraitThis 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.
DIY Sea Glass BottlesThis is an easy and simple technique for making colorful glass bottles using old bottles or bottles which once held soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Frank's hot sauce, etc.
Decorative Junk Wood Window FrameSometimes appliances and other large items come packaged with a wooden base. Rather than discarding the wood packing material, re-engineer it into a fun decorative window frame wall hanging. Here it is converted into a faux flower box. The list of supplies and a finished photo follow.
Recycled Dresser Drawer Decorative SignSome crafters enjoy rescuing discarded items and making them over into useful and decorative bits of decor. See how to make pretty signs from old drawer fronts.
Making a Cookie Tin Shadow BoxTransform a cookie tin into a pretty shadow box. One possible version is featured below.
How to Make a Medicine Bottle Bamboo VaseMedicine bottles can be used to create this decorative bamboo vase. The bottles are drilled through the bottom and glued together to resemble a bamboo stalk. Artificial bamboo is used here, but if the assembly is water tight it can be filled with water and live bamboo added.
"Let's Smile" Box Sign Desk DecorBrighten your day with this recycled box sign. Find it a home on your desk or somewhere in your home to remind you to smile and carry on. This project is described below.
Recycled Mixed Materials Music ThemeRecreate this guitar themed recycled mixed media art piece. You can use old magazine pages, sheet music, etc. Additional embellishments help perfect the final outcome. This is an excellent project to stir up your creativity. Experiment, change the theme, and make several.
Making an Egg Carton PandaDo you love panda decor? This fun recycled egg crate panda would make a cute addition to your collection. Plus you can easily make it yourself by following the instructions found below.
Flowers Made from Nespresso CupsReusing the aluminum pods designed for the Nespresso coffee machine to make recycled craft projects is fun and easy. They can be crushed, folded, and cut to make these lovely orchids. The variety of colors available adds to their crafting value.
Making a Tissue Box Tea PotMake this exceptional recycle craft, from a tissue box. It is the perfect bit of decor for a tea party, shower, or other special event. Let us show you how.
Making Egg Carton Magic MushroomsMushrooms are a favorite art and crafts theme. These cuties are made from a paper egg carton. Find out how below.
Styrofoam Egg Carton RosesIf your eggs come in Styrofoam cartons, why not recycle the empty containers into pretty roses. Let us show you how.
Making a Recycled Eggshell VaseSave eggshells to decorate a glass vase or recycled bottle. Add artificial flowers to the outside to make a beautiful decorated vase to use as a gift.
Making a Tree Candlestick HolderRecycled glass bottles are decorated with layers of leaves cut from 2 liter bottles to make this candlestick holder. The following steps, supplies, and photos will guide you through the entire process for making one or more of these eye-catching crafts.
Making a Steampunk BottleSteampunk is a genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates 19th century steam technology elements into art and dress. Based on that concept this project guides you as you make a fun steampunk inspired bottle to display in your home or office.
How to Make a Cotton Ball KittyMake this soft cotton ball kitty using part of a plastic water bottle, cotton balls, glue, and embellishments. It is great fun for all.
Making Recycled BottheadsEmpty pop and water bottles can be turned into fun characters or even crazy piggy banks. These are a great way to use up leftover craft supplies and recycle at the same time.
DIY Pictures in a JarUse recycled jars and printed photos to create a pretty display for a shelf or mantle. It would be easy to change the images seasonally.
Making a Butterfly SuncatcherIt is great to be inspired to make a craft based on the shape of a bit of recycled packaging. These butterfly suncatchers are a good example. Learn how to make them below.
Mini Flower Vase From Recycled ContainerUse a recycled container with an interesting shape to make a decorative mini flower vase. You can decorate it with stickers, ribbons, or anything else you might have. Just add flowers.
Making a Plastic Cup Contemporary LightLeft over plastic cups, Christmas lights, a stapler, and a drill are all you need to make this contemporary light. The multicolored lights provide a fun visual effect.
Making Metal Bottle Cap Oysters with PearlsTransform metal bottle caps into decorative oysters, each with a pearl inside. They are fun to make and more fun to gift or use as the basis for other crafts, such as magnets.
DIY Antique Rose Upcycled Bottle VaseA recycled wine bottle, printed black and white images of roses, and homemade Mod Podge, plus a few other crafts supplies you may already have are used to create this lovely upcycled antique rose vase. The instructions and supplies list are available on this page.
Making a Vintage Tool Box DisplayWhile you may not have the same vintage piece to recreate this project, perhaps it can inspire you to assemble similar creative displays. Take a look at a project for making a vintage tool box and then design your own display.
How to Make an Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap LightWater 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 TableclothsAs 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 FlowerIf 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.
How to Make a Candle Holder from a Recycled Soda CanUsing 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 StandUse recycled metal fastener strips to create an unusual glass stand. It can be used as a coaster for drinks or for a candle.
Dragonfly Clothespin Fridge MagnetUpcycle 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.
Making a Crochet Thread Spool PumpkinUse a thread spool from crochet yarn to create this adorable pumpkin craft. It's perfect for decorating for Autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving.
How to Make a Recycled Tin ManMaking 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 KeeperReycle a plastic container for storing lettuce into a fall themed decoration for your home. This is a page about making a fall pumpkin decoration from a lettuce keeper.
Easy Snow Globe CraftTake 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 PensPens 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 VaseShells beautifully decorate this recycled bottle vase. This page contains instructions on how to make a sea fever recycled bottle vase.
Decorating Wine BottlesThe 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 BoxesShadow 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 VaseRepurposing 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.
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.
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.
Ceiling Tile Giant Decorative Flip-FlopA 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 FlowersRecycled 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.
Recycled Lightbulb Popcorn CraftRecycled 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.
Wrap Around Rainbow Twine Bottle CraftUsing 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 BallRecycled 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 PillowsThis 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 ArtThis 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! ;)
How to Turn a Picture Frame Into a TrayTake 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.
How to Make a Cardboard Tube PumpkinRecycle 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.
How to Make Recycled Catalog FlowersPaper 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.
Giving a Throw Pillow a New Look With ScarvesWrap 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 DecorationThis 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 LampDecorate 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 TableclothsPretty 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 TopperRecycle 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 WreathCut 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 Light Bulb Wall VaseBy 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.
Recycled Glass Jar Snow GlobeRecycle 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.
Cat Litter as Decorative SandI 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.
Recycled Garden Wind ChimesThere 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.
Recycled Mosaic MirrorThis clever mosaic mirror frame is created using cut up plastic cards, such as gift cards. This is a page about recycled mosaic mirror.
How to Make a Recycled Spoon FlowerThis decorative flower is made from used flatware spoons. This is a page about how to make a recycled spoon flower.
Chair Seats Made of Old BeltsOld 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 FootstoolA 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 DuckWondering 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 VaseDon'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 FlowersThis is a page about making plastic grocery bag flowers. Recycle your plastic grocery bags into a pretty faux floral arrangement.
Making a Cardboard Art FountainThis is a page about making a cardboard art fountain. Pieces of recycled cardboard boxes are transformed into a decorative fountain.
CD Jewel Case Décor IdeasThis is a page about cd jewel case décor ideas. You can reuse these CD cases for a variety of photo displays.
Making a Cork Bulletin StripThis 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.
Making a Toilet Paper Roll Fall LanternThis 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 OwlThis 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 TrivetThis 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 TrayThis 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 BooksThis 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 CenterpieceHere is a way to turn cans into candle holders or a pretty flower centerpiece.
Making a Plastic Bottle Bottom Sun CatcherThis 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 Cassette Tape LampThis 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 FigurinesA 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 DisplayThis is a page about making a vinyl record earrings display. Old vinyl too damaged to listen to, is a great medium for crafting.
DIY Sea Glass BottlesThis is an easy and simple technique for making colorful glass bottles using old bottles or bottles which once held soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Frank's hot sauce, etc.
Decorative Junk Wood Window FrameWe recently got a new dishwasher and in the bottom of the box was a wooden frame. I couldn't throw it out so I made a window box out of stuff I had on hand.
Recycled Dresser Drawer Decorative SignI found a few drawer fronts someone was throwing out, so I grabbed them and brought them home with the idea of making signs.
Bug SculptureI made this with broken a patio chair and misc metal pieces. This is what happens when your husband stands on a patio chair, falls off, and it breaks! You make a bug sculpture! We used all of the chair except the seat which was actually the only part of the chair that broke and was unuseable.
Egg Carton PandaThis is an adorable panda you can make out of an egg carton. It's holding a bamboo stick, which is made from the straw from a kid's drink box. This is a wonderful all-ages craft, and it's virtually free. :)
Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee CupsI made this orchid from empty coffee capsules. I submitted a tip earlier, here are the step by step instructions and photos. The capsules come in beautiful colors so you can make them in many variations. I made the orchid on a fake stem from an artificial flower.
Domino ClockRecycle an old set of dominoes into this cute clock. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Tin Can RobotSave your recycled tin or aluminum cans of all sizes to assemble this adorable robot. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Autumn Leaves Jar Candle HolderThis beautiful candle holder is the perfect decoration for the fall. Learn how it was made in this video.
Felt Strip FlowersThese 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.
Cassette Tape LampUnsure what to do with your old cassette tapes. How about a cool and crafty lamp? Learn how to make it in this short video.
VHS Tape Candy BouquetThis 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.
Golden Butterfly SuncatcherThis is a great craft for small children of all ages. They love to make these to hang in their windows, on the front porch, or to display in their room hanging from the ceiling. I was teaching a class for handicap children here and was asked to help them make suncatchers. The only help these children needed was a little help to drill the hole in the suncatcher when it was finished.
Recycled Mixed Materials Music ThemeI created this piece using an old plastic poster board, a broken mirror, magazine pages, and colored stones purchased at a recycle store.
Steampunk BottleThis bottle is decorated with miscellaneous craft and hardware items to make it into steampunk art. Steampunk is an art form inspired by the industrial revolution. So this steampunk bottle has gears and hardware which depict "movement."
"Let's Smile" Box Sign Desk DecorBox sign decor items are really popular, but you can upcycle a box to make your own. I upcycled this sturdy belt box (that was going to go in the trash anyway) into this sign! Times are hard right now so I want to remember to smile so I wrote "Lets Smile" and this will be at the corner of my desk!
Flowers Made from Nespresso CupsI made these flowers from empty aluminum Nespresso cups.
Pattern for an Ivory Soap Bottle Mr. and Mrs. Claus?I was wondering if you happen to have the pattern to make the Claus soap bottle dolls?
Making a 2 Litre Plastic Coke Bottle Snowman?How do I make a snowman out o a plastic 2 litre Coke bottle?
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?
Pattern for Dish Soap Bottle Santa and Mrs. Claus?Is there a pattern for the Mr. and Mrs. Santa made from dish soap bottles and where can I purchase it?
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?