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Uses for Old Greeting Cards
Craft Uses for Bras
Craft Ideas for Bricks
Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill Bottles
Making a Recycled Tin Man
Making a Coat Hanger Yarn Dog
Making a Rug from Plastic Bags
Crafts Using Old Silverware
Crafts Using Old Barn Wood
Reusing Mylar Balloons
Crafts Using an Old Wedding Dress
Decorated Wine Bottles
Uses for Old Keys
Making a Recycled Rocking Horse Carousel Decoration
Faux Stained Glass Windows
Crafts Using Pop Can Tabs
Crocheted Baby Cradle Purse
Crafts Using Old Jeans
Dish Soap Bottle Dolls
Crafts Using Neckties
Uses for Oxygen Tubing
Crafts Using Old Windows
Crafts Made with Plastic Bottles
Craft Ideas Using Scrap Wood
Making a Hooked Rug Using Plastic Bags
Pop Can Airplanes
Uses for Old Crayons
Craft Uses for Old Scarves
Crafts Using Wine Bottles
Making Plastic Jug Masks
Crafts Made With Plastic Can Rings
Crafts Using Crown Royal Bags
Crafts Using Recycled T-Shirts
Making Market Bags from Plastic Bags
Making a Men's Silk Tie Rose Pin
Other Uses for Tomato Cages
Craft Ideas for Ivory Piano Keys
Crafts Using CDs
Crafts Using Tin Cans
Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday Objects
Crafts Using Record Album Sleeves
Craft Uses for Wedding Veils
Plarn Coin Purse
Making a Jeans Apron
Crafts Using Pringles Cans
Making Paper Beads
Craft Ideas Using Baby Food Jars
Craft Ideas Using Globes
Using Wine Bottles In Stained Glass
Craft Ideas Using Baby Formula Scoops
Making T-Shirt Pillows
Making Crafts With Plarn
Drilling a Hole in a Wine Bottle
Making Curtains from Sheets
Crafts Using Tea Cups and Saucers
Craft Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps
Making an Eiffel Tower Out of Popsicle Sticks
Crocheted Blue Jeans Rug
Making a Record Album Cover Purse
Empty Wine Bottle Gift Ideas
Painting Faux Stained Glass on Old Windows
Crafts Using Bleach Bottles
Crafts Using Bed Springs
Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas
Building a Roller Coaster Out of Popsicle Sticks
Recycled Coffee Can Crafts
Cutting Wine Corks in Half
Crafts Using Single Serving Cream Containers
Making a Tree Skirt with Neckties
Making an Organizer from Pet Food Bags
Uses for Empty Tape Rolls
Crafts Using Laundry Detergent Bottles
Crafts Using Plastic Lids
How to Make Recycled Taper Candles
Mayonnaise Jar Piggy Bank
Crafts Using Old Handkerchiefs
Uses for Old Sheet Music
Making a Purse from Neckties
Instructions for Making Things from Cans
Reusing Broken Dishes
Crafts Made With Cookie Tins
Crafts Using Reader's Digest Books
Craft Uses For Belts
Craft Uses for Plastic Foam Curlers
15+ Clever Crafts Using Toilet Paper Tubes
Milk Jug Snoopy Craft
Making a Recycled Jean Flower
Silverware Wind Chimes
Tin Can Animal Crafts
Making Coasters and Pot Holders From Jeans
Craft Ideas for Small Plastic Communion Cups
Reusing Tissue Paper
Crafts Using Soda Cans
Uses for Old Floppy Disks
Crafts Using Ice Cream Containers
Craft Uses for Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
Making a Clothes Pin Chair
How Do I Make a Pull-tab Purse?
Making a Mason Jar Snack Container
Making a Dog Food Bag Rug
Making a Pillowcase Using Neck Ties
Making a Recycled Rocketship
This would be a fun craft time activity if your toddler is into rocketships! We were able to make this craft with supplies we had at home. It was fun to make together and he had a blast playing with his new creation and to more days of playing!
Wine Cork Coaster
Day two of the craft days, I made a coaster for larger cups/soup mugs using just three things.
How to Make Snack Box New Year's Noisemakers
Small snack boxes such as dried cranberries are packaged in can be converted into these cute noisemakers to ring in the New Year.This is a guide about how to make snack box New Year's noisemakers.
Recycled Butter Boxes Used as Pencil Holders
I take the cardboard boxes that hold the 4 sticks of butter and turn them into useful and pretty pencil and graft supply holders.
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.
Simple Wine Cork Trivet
This is fun, quick, and with supervision, a great kids' craft.
Rubber Boot Planter
Have a pair of rubber boots that are just too cute to toss? You can upcycle them into an adorable planter. 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.
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.
Toddler Pom Pom Sorter
Here is a cute homemade toddler toy using a recycled sour cream container and some colorful pompoms. 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.
Bloomin' Straws Bouquet for Mother's Day
Take leftover drinking straws and a recycled container to make these pretty little blooms. It's perfect for kids to make and Mom or Grandma is sure to appreciate it. This guide has instructions for making a
bloomin' straws bouquet for Mother's Day
How to Make a Jewelry Box from a Pot Holder
Pretty vintage or new pot holders can be used to cover a paper box, creating a unique jewelry box. This craft is quick and easy; it makes a great gift too. This guide shows you how make a jewelry box from a pot holder.
Toy Helicopter/Airplane Landing Pad
With a little imagination, your toddler can have an unlimited amount of landing pads for their toy helicopters, airplanes.
Making Recycled Paper Mini Notebooks
Having a mini notebook that you can slip into your purse or bag can come in really handy. Don't buy them, follow the steps in this guide to make your own using recycled paper, and save money. This is a guide about making recycled paper mini notebooks.
How to Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes
Junk journals are a combination of journaling and mixed media. This craft has been around for some time allowing each person to create a truly unique personal memento. Altered books are similar projects. Learn how to make a junk journal out of envelopes.
Camouflage Your Trashcan
Sleeping in the living room has it's perks. The dark side of that is I like things to look nice should someone show up to visit and for me, too.
Reusing Styrofoam Blocks
I have 4 of these Sytrofoam blocks (11.4"x11.4"x7") from a shelving unit and nothing that needs to be stuck into them (i.e. screws, etc) and they are solid. What can I do with them that is either creative (I do have access to very sharp cutting instruments) or useful?
Donating Unused Greeting Cards
Where can I send unused cards of all categories? I have many that I have been given when I donate to certain organizations, but I cannot use them all. I would rather give them to anyone who can use them instead of tossing them into the recycle bin.
Best Thread for Sewing Recycled Dog Food Bag Totes
What type of thread do I use on the recycled dog food totes?
Craft Uses for Plastic Foam Curlers
I have several old plastic curlers (the kind that have the foam rollers) and would appreciate any ideas using them for crafts. Since I enjoy miniatures, I'm especially interested in reusing them that way, but any suggestions welcome.
Making Crafts from Old Electronics
Has anyone ever broken or smashed up their old electronics and made something neat from the parts and pieces?
Making Red Hat Magnets from Soda Bottle Caps
I am trying to make red hat magnets out of plastic soda caps. I can't figure out the best way to do it. Can you help me with some suggestions?
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