Posts Tagged ‘upcycle’

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 [...]

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: Design Your Own Protein Bar, Learn to Love Packing Peanuts, and More

The Week in DIY: The Week in DIY: Design Your Own Protein Bar, Learn to Love Packing Peanuts, 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. Girl Power: Support Female Artisans with these Fair Trade Shops Choose [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Button-down Dress

What do you need to make this weeks Wear it This Weekend? A big men’s button down shirt, some bias tape, and thoughts of spring! Bec89 gives us this straightforward tutorial to make this fantastic recon. You can see the full thread (with tutorial) here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338526.0 If you make one for this (or any other) [...]

Wear it This Weekend: Broomstick Skirt from a Sheet

Craftewoman posted this great tutorial in the Curvaceous Craftsters section, but it would be great for crafters of any size! Don’t be scared by all the math involved. Once you get your measurements figured out this is really simple! You can use new fabric from your stash, or do what Craftewoman did and use a [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Essential Green Beauty Goods, a 21-Hour Workweek, and More

The Week in DIY: Essential Green Beauty Goods, a 21-Hour Workweek, 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. Upcycle Your Favorite Jeans as an Organizer Keep your car or office in order with a multi-pocket organizer sewn [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Homemade Hot Chocolate, Crafty Jewelry, and More

The Week in DIY: Homemade Hot Chocolate, Crafty Jewelry, 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. 5 Crafty Ways to Turn Buttons into Accessories Turn loose or extra buttons into brooches, bobby pins, bracelets, and other [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Necktie Hat

Have a bunch of old neckties lying around? Craftster member rickrackruby has shared lots of great necktie tutorials but I really love this one that takes just a few old ties and turns them into an adorable hat! You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17001.0 If you make one for this (or any other) [...]

Bubble Wrap Art

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… What do you get when you mix Speedball ink and bubble wrap? Why art, of course! Daisy Yellow has provided an incredibly easy tutorial on how to take that left over packing material and put it to good use: as stamps! via Apartment Therapy Chicago

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make Little Notebooks

Everyone could use a little notebook to keep track of their brilliant ideas (or at least their shopping list). Make them personal by using old dvd covers, album covers, or game boxes. SusNTX used a Bind-It-All to make her notebooks, but if you don’t have one of those, most local copy stores are happy to [...]

Wear It This Weekend: Paper bead bracelet

As much as I hate to say it, the holiday season is pretty much upon us. So this week I wanted to share a super simple project to give you a break from the oncoming crafting bonanza you may bracing for. MissVan722 shared this easy way to upcycle newspaper into a great little bracelet. You [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]