Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

It’s great to have a source of “free” art supplies, and here’s something we all have: those cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Can you believe that the crafts featured today had such a humble beginning?  Ludi made this spooky pirate’s chest with a piece of cardboard and a half of a [...]

@Home This Weekend: Quick Outdoor Shelf

This weekend, take some trays and leather shoelaces, and make some great outdoor shelves. It’s quick and easy, if you follow DinkyTiny‘s tutorial. What a great place to display lightweight plants and candles!   

@Home This Weekend: Be Festive, with Party Balls!

This weekend, grab a bunch of old magazines and using the tutorial in Pinkonnet‘s post, make festive party balls to hang around your house. What a great, eco-friendly way to decorate for Memorial Day. Have a great weekend!

@Home This Weekend: Tiny Bud Vases

This weekend, recycle something and make it beautiful. teaandcraft wrapped empty test strip bottles with washi tape to make these adorable bud vases. I just love the look of these; it’s like a welcome breath of spring. Happy crafting!

Crazy About Corrugated!

Cardboard is not only generally free, but it’s one of the most readily available craft supplies around. If you use your imagination, there’s practically no end to what you can create with it. Look what these clever Craftsters made!  teag made this adorable tiny mailbox for Valentine’s Day out of a cardboard toilet paper tube [...]

Recycled Grocery Bag Crafts

If you don’t carry cloth bags everywhere, you can end up with lots of extra grocery bags. Many stores have recycle bins nearby, where you can return the bags, but for clever Craftsters, the bags can become a craft supply. Here are a few things you can do with your grocery bags! Lindsey goes to [...]

Just Jeans? Upcycle that Denim!

The great thing about blue jeans is that they last for years. Alas, though, sometimes they’re outgrown, or they get ripped or stained or simply go out of style. Usually, they’ve still got lots of great denim fabric that crafty folks like us can use in several ways, like some of these:  djonesgirl made several [...]

Craftsters Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

It might sounds cheesy but I really think a lot of Craftsters treat every day like Earth Day. So many of us are trying our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and just be good stewards of the Earth to the best of our abilities whenever possible. There are TONS of crafts being posted every day [...]

Reuse and Recycle

April is home to Earth Day (April 22!), so let’s take some time to feature some of the awesome reused and recycled projects all around Craftster! Check out Mountains and Clouds’s Earth Day egg hunt project for her neighborhood. I find myself wishing I lived near her! Recycled Cork Pendants atsuko created these beautiful pendants [...]

Great Uses for Old Maps

With the advent of Mapquest and cars equipped with navigational systems, road maps are practically becoming a thing of the past. If you’ve got some unused maps around, here are some great project ideas to inspire you. Send some love to your friends in wonderful map envelopes. A simple white label will provide a place [...]

Clever, Budget Friendly Ideas For Your Home

Home improvements don’t have to be major, or costly. Sometimes little changes make a huge impact. Be creative with your ideas and your materials, and you can add original touches to your home the DIY way.  When a local charity rejected her offer of old dome ceiling lamps, Balatong came up with this ingenious way [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Green Gift Wrap Ideas, LED Wineglass Markers, and More

The Week in DIY: Green Gift Wrap Ideas, LED Wineglass Markers, and More  Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. Traveling for the Holidays? Do These Quickie Workouts to NOT Gain Weight Work some exercise into your travels and [...]

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… This year the Purses, Bags, and Wallets Board is running a new eco-friendly challenge, just in time for the holiday gift giving season! I heard about this from Sew, Mama Sew! and thought it would be great for our community to participate. The Green Grocery Bag Challenge asks [...]

Recycled Christmas Cards

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger SevsOnlyGirl… Wondering what to do with all those old Christmas cards? Diesel’s_Mom‘s post inspired alwaysinmyroom to recycle hers! The bowls add a delightful old-time touch to the holidays, and you’re sure to be asked where you bought them! To see this Recycled Christmas Cards projects on Craftster, click here. [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Soda Can and Playing Card Brooch

After all these years on Craftster I still see new and interesting things every day! Like cocinero‘s totally unexpected brooches. He made them from soda cans and playing cards! Throw a safety pin and a little tape into the mix and you have yourself an great little brooch! You can see the full thread (with [...]