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Recycled Sweater Craft Ideas
Sweaters can be used in a variety of recycled crafts. This page has ideas for making new and creative crafts using sweaters as material.
Faux Stained Glass Windows
This is a guide 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 Men's Silk Tie Rose Pin
This is a guide about making a men's silk tie rose pin. Using a tie in your choice of color, you can make this lovely pin for your lapel or purse.
Making a Cardboard Tube Wreath
This is a guide about making a cardboard tube wreath. A lovely, inexpensive wreath can be fashioned from flattened, cut and glued cardboard tubes pieces.
Pickle Jar Candy Jars
This guide is about pickle jar candy jars. This is a creative way to recycle pickle jars.
Recycled Magazine Wall Art
Magazine pages are a great material to use in your recycled paper projects. This is a guide about recycled magazine wall art.
Pineapple Gift Jar
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and these cute jars would make a perfect hostess gift. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Recycle an old set of dominoes into this cute clock. 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.
Leather Belt Bracelets
Recycle old leather belts into these fashionable bracelets. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Plastic Bottle Top Container
Make handy containers for pills or other small items with recycled plastic bottles. Learn how to make them in this short video.
This is a cute project using recycled materials. I actually made a few with some autistic friends that I do crafts with. It was fun and could be a good lesson for students about recycling too!
How to Make Boots from Old Sandals and a Sweater
Old clothing can often be repurposed to make crafts or even other articles of clothing. This is a guide about how to make boots from old sandals and a sweater.
Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets
Felt wrapped sections of recycled soda bottles can be decorated in endless ways to create unique, fun to make bracelets. This is a guide about recycled soda bottle photo bracelets.
Metal Pen Decorated Bottle
I used to have a set of three square bottles that I could fill with sauces when inviting guests over for dinner. Unfortunately, two of the bottles broke. I love the shape of the bottle, so I decided to use metal pens and colored sand to upcycle the bottle into a beautiful décor item for a window sill.
Plastic Bottle Bracelets
This plastic bottle craft is fun to do with little kids. All you need are some plastic bottles, fabric scraps, and glue. You can come up with so many cute designs and have bracelets in a multitude of colours.
Upcycled Cake Plate
If you break a glass candle stick; what to do? You take an old plate and use the Gorilla Glue for glass and glue the candle stick onto the bottom of the plate. Now you will have a pretty cake plate. I got the idea for this when I wanted to make gifts for the parents in my pre-school for Christmas.
Thickness of Radial Tires
My question regards cutting radial tires. How thick is the rubber on an automobile radial tire? I am interested not in the sidewall thickness, but where the road threads are.
Cleaning Painted Light Bulbs
I need to paint some light bulbs, but I don't know how to clean them, without the paint either peeling or bubbling up. Can you please tell me how to clean the light bulbs? Do you just use soap and water, or do you wipe them down with rubbing alcohol? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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?
Crafts Using Empty Candle Jars
I am looking for craft ideas for using empty candle jars.
Making Toddler Clothing from Recycled Sweaters
I am interested in the ideas, hopefully patterns or directions, for using recycled large sweaters. I want to make toddler girls' jumpers, hats, and mittens. Other matching ideas are appreciated.
Uses for Empty Prescription Bottles
Are there any uses other than tossing?
Uses for Oxygen Tubing
Craft Ideas Using Scrap Wood
Uses for Old Crayons
Making a Recycled Tin Man
Making a Clothes Pin Chair
Crafts Using Pop Can Tabs
Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill Bottles
Reusing Mylar Balloons
Crafts Using an Old Wedding Dress
Making a Pillow Case Using Neck Ties
Crafts Using Old Jeans
Crafts Using Tin Cans
Crafts Using Record Album Sleeves
Crafts Using Bleach Bottles
Crafts Using Tea Cups and Saucers
Crafts Using Recycled Clothing
Crafts Using Wine Bottles
Crafts Using Crown Royal Bags
Craft Ideas Using Baby Food Jars
Crafts Using Old Door Knobs
Craft Ideas for Bricks
Recycled Jewelry Brooch
Uses for Old Greeting Cards
Making Curtains from Sheets
Uses for Old Floppy Disks
Crafts Using Old Silverware
Crafts Using License Plates
Making a Coat Hanger Yarn Dog
Craft Uses for Wedding Veils
Uses for Old Keys
Making T-Shirt Pillows
Dish Soap Bottle Dolls
Crafts Using Laundry Detergent Bottles
Recycled Jewelry Craft Ideas
Crafts Using Neckties
Making a Bootie Bag from Jeans
Making Crafts With Recycled Items
Craft Ideas Using Recycled Crayons
Crafts Made with Plastic Bottles
Making a CD Curtain
Crocheted Baby Cradle Purse
Preserving Special T-Shirts
Craft: Photo CD
Mayonnaise Jar Piggy Bank
Crafts Using Recycled T-Shirts
Craft Uses for Bras
Craft Uses for Old Scarves
Making a Vinyl Record Bowl
Crafts Using CDs
Making a Rug from Plastic Bags
Pop Can Airplanes
Crafts Made With Brooms
Uses for Old Sheet Music
Making a Laptop Bag from Jeans
Crafts Using Milk Jugs
Making a Record Album Cover Purse
Crafts Using Laundry Detergent Scoops
Reusing Broken Dishes
Making a Tree Skirt with Neckties
Crafts Made from Recycled Bedspreads
Making a Rug From Newspaper
Craft Ideas for Instant Tea Jars
Uses for Empty Tape Rolls
Craft Uses For Belts
Craft Ideas Using Baling Wire
Making Dryer Sheet Angels
Craft Ideas Using Globes
Crafts Using Single Serving Cream Containers
Crafts Using Old Windows
Crafts Using Pringles Cans
Crafts Using Dominos
Tin Can Animal Crafts
Crafts Using Cat Food Cans
Plastic Spoon Flowers
Craft Ideas Using Baby Formula Scoops
Making a Placemat Purse
Crafts Using Computer Parts
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