Posts Tagged ‘upcycle’

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 […]

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 […]