Posts Tagged ‘upcycle’

@Home This Weekend: Upcycle!

This weekend, scout around for items you can upcycle! singersullivan made this great table out of the legs from a broken chair, and then planted a lovely fern in an unused drawer to make a wonderful indoor garden corner. It’s like a breath of spring for your home. Happy weekend!

Flash-Back Friday: License Plate Purse

Growing up, I would spend many a family road trip with my eyes glued to the window, trying to spot personalized license plates for my grandfather who was a license plate collector. I am not sure how he would feel about  altering a license plates to make a purse, but I absolutely fell in love [...]

July 3, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Kitschy Mexican Saints Quilt by humboldtcherry My second [...]

Awesome Clothing Recons

Sometimes you may find or have an almost-perfect garment, but there’s something about the fit or style that’s not quite right. Here are five Craftster members that changed what they had on hand into something that they really wanted. You’ll be amazed at these tranformations!  smarmyclothes took several thrift store sweaters, cut them apart, and [...]

Magazine Page Crafts

Ever wondered what to do with that pile of old catalogs and magazines? You can either take them to recycling, or you can use some of the pages within to make something great! Here are five projects I found on Craftster that are primarily made from magazine or catalog pages.  cbass chose the most colorful [...]

Upcycled Home Decor

It’s so rewarding to decorate using upcycled materials. It’s good for the earth, it’s economical, and you can create one of a kind pieces to enhance your home. Luna1375 transformed this bright and cheery cabinet using scrapbook papers. Click on the link to see the original piece. You’ll be amazed at the difference a little [...]

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 [...]

Recon Scarf & Tee Shirt

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger SevsOnlyGirl… Member thestarcow took a pretty square scarf and an old tee shirt to make this gorgeous top! The tutorial is in the third post, so scroll down. How quick and easy is that to whip up before a party?! The last line of her tutorial says it all [...]

June 22, 2011 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! few nail designs by begg0o The cat ate [...]

November 10th, 2010 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! My baby food jar light fixture by alphabits [...]

September 23, 2010 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! The Simpsons …a picture fat sculpted Nativity by [...]

Craftster Quickies: How to make plant markers from spoons

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make adorable garden markers from spoons! It’s fun and functional! A great way to remind you of what you’ve planted and a good way to get out your frustrations as you hammer those spoons flat!

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Eco-Friendly Summer Fashion, Dinner Plans that Change the World, and More

The Week in DIY: Eco-Friendly Summer Fashion, Dinner Plans that Change the World, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. Get the Lead Out of Your Purse You might be carrying around more than you think [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: New Uses for Old Albums, Save Money in the Kitchen, and More

The Week in DIY: New Uses for Old Albums, Save Money in the Kitchen, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. How to Avoid Secret Toxins in Your Perfume Most of the secret ingredients that gave [...]

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 [...]