Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

@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 [...]

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 [...]

Craft Challenge #52 Announced – Bed Sheet Getup

Craft Challenge #52 has been announced! “Bed Sheet Getup” entries are due Jul 1 – Jul 7. Your challenge is to create an item of clothing from one or more bed sheets! Read all of the nitty gritty details here.

Craft Challenge #51 Total Board Game Revamp – Time To Enter!

Craft Challenge #51 is open for entries! “Total Board Game Revamp Round 2″ entries are due now through Jun 7. Read all about it here! Find all of the current entries and get yours posted here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=444.0. Good luck and happy crafting!

40 Eco-friendly projects for Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary!

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! In honor of that, we’re sharing 40 of our favorite earth friendly projects from around the site. Craftster is FULL of projects big and small that reduce, recycle, reuse, reconstruct, upcycle, and on and on! We know that this isn’t everything! We couldn’t possibly fit in all [...]

Keepin’ It Green. The Week in DIY: Turn Your VCR into a Toaster, Decorate Your Tree for Free, and More

The Week in DIY: Turn your VCR into a toaster, decorate your tree for free, and more Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. 3 Great Projects that Turn Trash into Christmas Tree Treasures Skip the store-bought ornaments [...]

Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: 13 Free, Homemade Shopping Bags, 5 Cheap and Easy Laptop Stands, and More

The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. You Say Chipped Teacup, We Say Pretty Teacup Candle Give your favorite antique teacup a new life by filling it with [...]

Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More

The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. Turn a Designer Handbag into a Solar Powered Fashion Statement An easy-to-install solar panel turns your favorite tote, purse, or backpack [...]

Wear It This Weekend: T-shirt Necklace / Scarf

I loved the necklace / scarf that Figit posted! Luckily, she linked back to the original thread where she got the idea and luckily skaborsk was nice enough to write a tutorial. I actually made one of these for myself in about 20 minutes and I see more in my future! You can see the [...]

Sweater deer

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… I absolutely adore this piece by artist Rachel Denny Her placement of just the right sweaters with just the right design elements on just the right forms is stunning. I love the her juxtaposition of natural forms and man-made materials and designs! You can see more of her work [...]

Floppy Disk Bag

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… We probably all have them, those relics of a “distant age”. A giant stack of them sitting on the back of the shelf, a few forgotten in a drawer, one protecting your table from the condensation of your glass. The once great invention with the now minuscule capacity, the [...]

WEEE Man

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Kittykill showed this to me last night and I knew I had to show it to you all today! This is WEEE Man. He’s 23 feet tall. His teeth are (computer) mice. His eyes are washing machine doors. He’s made entirely of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). He [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Ribbon Covered Bangles

I love this tutorial. It’s such an awesome way to use up all those gorgeous pieces of ribbon you have hanging around! The lovely lol-lol provided an awesome tutorial telling you how to make these fantastic bangles using a Pringles can (or other cardboard tube), some batting, some ribbon, and some glue! Super simple, but [...]