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August 11, 2014

Recycling craft: Mason Jar Oil Candles Tutorial

Oil candles are very useful as they last long and they can make a very cozy atmosphere in your home. Making an oil candle is not that hard as it seems at first as you can use a mason jar to create such a candle. The great thing about mason jars is that they can be decorated any way you want, from classic to more hip or stylish, you can give them...
June 04, 2014

Recycling craft: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame Tutorial

Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame! This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color! ...
April 04, 2014

Recycling craft: Clothespin Barrel Tutorial

Have you ever run out of DIY ideas? This is the right place on the internet where you will always find interesting tutorials and handmade projects to implement in your home. In order to make this impressive small barrel or container out of regular clothespins and a can of chips, here is what you will need to do. Make sure you have the following...
March 25, 2014

Recycling craft: Wine Bottle Rack Made From Coffee Cans Tutorial

Wine is not a trend of the rich or even medium-wealthy people. Lots of people are beginning to show interest and be careful at what kind and particular type of beverages they drink, especially wine. It was naturally from this perspective that people will eventually invest in other materials that complement the habit of enjoying a glass of wine...
March 13, 2014

Recycling craft: Flower Pot Using A Rim Tutorial

Who would have thought that this lovely and colorful flower pot is actually an old rim? Even if you aren’t a fan of repurposing materials that are lying around the home, rusting away, you will definitely like this DIY project. So, raise your sleeves and get to work. To make this artistic and chic piece of outdoor decoration, you will need: • an old...
March 10, 2014

Recycling craft: Egg Carton Flower Tutorial

Many say nature is hard to copy. But DIY enthusiasts prove this statement to be wrong, with every passing day. Here is a bold example of how to make an impressive bouquet of daffodils out of a simple egg carton. For this, you will need: a simple egg carton; a pair of scissors; some glue; a pencil; yellow and orange paint and brush; The steps required...
March 03, 2014

Recycling craft : Plastic-Bottle Zipper Container Tutorial

Many articles on repurposing plastic bottles were written on the internet and offline. The eco-friendly frenzy has engulfed almost the entire world. Ever since the Kyoto agreement has gotten leaders and nations nowhere, people have organized – almost unwillingly – into a global grassroots movement promoting the recycling of PET bottles and making u...
February 24, 2014

Recycling craft: Plastic Bottles Flowers Tutorial

Copying Mother Nature might be kind of difficult, but if in the process you manage to help it less polluted, it is worth it. Not to mention, you will impress with your DIY art project. These are the materials needed to make a plastic bottle lily flower from recycled stuff: • a pair of scissors; • three white bottles; • one yellow bottle; • a l...
January 28, 2014

Recycling craft: Flower Vase Made Out Of A Pringles Can Tutorial

I often come to think about DIY as a school. Not because you constantly learn something new, but because you are pleasantly surprised by all the stuff people around the world come up with. This pebbled flower base, made out of a Pringles can, is one great example of that. The picture with the finished product can fool almost anyone that it is an...
January 24, 2014

Recycling craft: Braided Recycled T-shirt Headband

Have a surplus of t-shirts you’ve stained or that no longer fit? Pick up some dollar store headbands and cut up some t-shirts to make and decorate your very own pretty hair accessories. This i ...
September 13, 2013

Craft idea: Upcycled Knob Hanging Jewelry Organizer

I took those colored knobs from yesterday and turned them into a hanging organizer for my daughter. She hangs stuff all over the posts of the bed, and I thought this would help! ...
September 12, 2013

Craft idea: Rainbow Pencil Holder Can Tutorial

I know it’s really time to wrap up the back to school crafts, but this one is such a no-brainer that I had to share. It doesn’t get much easier than this, and all you need is a can from your recycling stash and some card stock in the colors of th ...
September 04, 2013

Craft ideas: Bed Linen with Tie Dye Tutorial

Give tired bed linen a fresh, fun new look with a splash of dye! Tie dye is making a comeback right now, and you can achieve some beautiful results when you do it yourself with some super simple techniques. We’ll show you how! ...
September 03, 2013

Craft idea: Hanging Basket Makeover

So I had this stand with three hanging baskets. I thought it was a good idea for toys, or bathroom storage, or as I am showing you here, for fabric scraps! I liked that there were no lids and I could just grab the scraps or add to them really easily as I cut fabric. But I was wedging the stand in between my two craft tables and it just didn’t look...
September 02, 2013

Craft idea: Upcycled Soda Bottle Pencil Case Tutorial

Upcycled Soda Bottle Zippered Pencil Case! Make a statement with this fabulous Zippered pencil case... made from recycled soda/water bottles! ...
August 29, 2013

Craft idea: Recycled Cardboard Tube Desk Caddy Tutorial

I have a quick back to school recycling project for you today. We are going to turn some cardboard tubes into a fun desk caddy, all decked out in stripes and polka dots, perfect for the preteen or teen homework desk! This is an ...
July 22, 2013

Craft ideas: Recycled CD Ladybugs Tutorial

It’s not hard to tell after looking through the kid’s crafts on this blog that I love ladybug crafts. They are fun, cute, colorful and most of all, kids love them. I don’t think there’s more affection for a bug (well, maybe lightn ...
June 06, 2013

Craft ideas Recycling: Cactus pot Tutorial

What you need: Plastic dessert box Cork Potting soil Cacti and succulents Glue gun
May 16, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Framed Mirror

Turn a blah mirror into a fresh "How did you do that" mirror!!!
May 03, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Silhouette Vases

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create you own profile outline and use it as a stencil to transform old jam jars into stunning silhouette vases. You could also make gorgeous personalised wedding decorations or tealight holders by using the silhouettes of the bride and groom. Read on for the full step-by-step tutorial.
April 26, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Plastic Bottle Basket

We used a large vegetable oil bottle. It will be even better if you have one with a wider base. Besides being an egg basket, ours can also serve as a flowerpot holder… it has a bottom, it doesn’t leak, and it’s pretty ...
March 18, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Bunny Softie

Do you have a favourite sweater that you can’t wear anymore because it (a) shrunk in the dryer; (b) got a stain or (c) developed a hole? If you can answer ‘yes’ to one (or more) of the above, don’t despair. With this tutorial you will learn how to transform and re-purpose an old sweater (or a charity shop find) into a very...
March 02, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Sushi Tray Earrings

This step-by-step jewelry making tution shows you how to make a fun pair of earrings from an unexpected material – an upcycled plastic to-go container for sushi! These earrings are nice and light, and also very quick to make. Oh, and they’re earth-friendly, too :) ...
March 01, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Gift Box from a Recycled Cereal Box

Today’s craft tutorial is courtesy of Nerrissa McKee of Recycled Wares. Be sure to show her some love after reading this post by visiting her shop on Etsy, subcribing to her blog and following her on Twitter. An empty cereal box, ruler, scissors, glue gun, pencil, black colored markers butter knife Step 1: Flatten the box, and cut the box in half by...
February 28, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Trashion Denim Wrist Cuff Bracelet

If you are in the habit of repurposing old denim jeans into bags or other useful things, then you may have wondered what to do with the leftover bits of seams (seam-cuts) that you’ve cut from the pant-legs. Seam-cuts can be so distinctive and beautiful and I have a hard time discarding scraps that I KNOW could have a...
February 28, 2013

Craft Ideas: Recycling - Handbag from Sweater Tutorial

Difficulty Level: This is a tutorial on how to transform a sweater into a handbag. The fun part is that you can have a knitted handbag with no kintting needed. ..
February 28, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Vintage Train Case Wedding Card Box

I’ve had this vintage train case for over a year now. I found it a the thrift store for $5.
January 27, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Tank Top to Beach Tote

Difficulty Level: Here is a tutorial for turning a tshirt or tank top into a drawstring beach bag. I have had this shirt in my stash for a while, I just loved the bright colors, but I would never wear it as a shirt. lol Problem solved! ...
January 23, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Tuna Can Candle Holder

I love a good craft project, and I love one that is cheap, easy, and reuses something! I was super thrilled to find this craft on Pinterest (which is from the blog Crescent and Old Lace) but wanted to tweak it a bit to suit my needs and tastes! This is my first green craft challenge out of twelve, and I hope you enjoy it! Here’s what you’ll need: The...
January 19, 2013

Recycled craft tutorial: Felted Heart Garland

I’ve been wanting to learn felting for a long time (both needle felting and felting wool), and I’ve finally tried it with this Felted Heart Garland. I wanted to make something for Valentine’s Day, but would still be okay to leave up a little bit longer through the winter (in other words, I still have my Christmas cards hanging up so I’m sure I’ll d...
December 14, 2012

Recycled craft tutorial: Candle Holders made from recycled tin cans

I want to show you the Christmas tin can luminaries I made a few days ago with recycled food cans that I kept in my freezer… Why in my freezer ? Because, when i emptied them, I washed them, filled them with water and placed them in freezer for the ...
August 17, 2012

Recycled craft tutorial: Toothbrush Holder

This was one insanely easy craft idea. When my sons homemade frosting for his birthday cake didn’t turn out well (at all) I had to run to the store and do an emergency frosting pick up. When the celebration was done, I was hesitant to toss the empty frosting containers in the recycle because… it just seemed like something fun could be done with the...
April 02, 2007

Recycled craft tutorial: Milk/Juice Carton “chocolate” Easter house

You need an empty and washed milk/juice carton openned on the top., some brown paper and a template with two small Easter eggs, and a bigger one, glue, scissors and permanent felt tip pen. 1- First mark a line with the felt tip pen to make the basket hanger and the roof of the house. 2.-Cut out the pieces , put glue all over the house and wrap the...
March 04, 2007

Recycled craft tutorial: Yoghourt Flowers

1. Cut the yoghourt to make the flower petals. 2. Cut two or three “flowers” in different sizes. 3. Stapple them together. 4. Here you have your flowers bucket. We tried to make them in Estonia too.




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