Green Thumb Thursday: Revamped, reconstructed and recycled craft projects for Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day, our Friends of Craftster dug up some of their favorite revamped, reconstructed and otherwise recycled projects on Craftster. Enjoy and have a Happy Earth Day!

Spoon jewelry pendants Spoon Pendants by glitterkick 

craftylittlemonkey writes, “These are absolutely gorgeous and combine so many things that I love, neat old thrift store spoons and random bits and bobs.”

Reclaimed sweater baby booties Reclaimed Baby Booties by Onegroovyday 

Troublet writes, “Hello! These are “melt your heart” adorable!”

Hand Spun Recycled NewspaperHand Spun Newspaper by frankierevolver 

Sarad writes, “One of those things on my list of things to do. The perfect way to keep newspapers out of the landfill (or recycling bin, because I know everyone on here recycles, right  Grin)”

Recycled magazine gift bowsRecycled magazine gift bows by Miss American Pie  

calluna picked this project.




Green Dining Room MakeoverGreen Dining Room by miep 

rackycoo writes, “This dining room, filled with fabulous ideas for recycling materials”

Jean quilt Recycled Cathedral Window Jean Quilt by nevinjp 

SevsOnlyGirl writes, “Love reusing jeans and this is soooo pretty!  I never thought much of denim jean quilts until I used one… now I WANT one!”

Upcycled Hair Clip OrganizerUpcycled hanger to Hair Clip Organizer by sunnytuesday 

Troublet writes, “This made my daughter squeal with delight so I guess that translates into “Mom! Make that for me!”. “

Album cover Photo Album & Scrapbooking Folder by Phizzychick 

audio writes, “Great way to use all the fabric scraps instead of throwing them away!”

Paper beadsPaper Beads by Antidigger 

audio writes, “Paper Beads are the ultimate recycled craft!!”

Matchbook covered jewelry boxMatchbook covered jewelry box by functionalflea 

audio picked this project.


Queen of Hearts Upcycled Fairytale SweaterQueen of Hearts Upcycled Fairytale Sweater by smarmyclothes 

SevsOnlyGirl writes, “What an awesome idea to reuse sweaters and have a great coat!”

Teacup and saucer treat standsTeacup and saucer treat stands by sydniburch 

rackycoo picked this project.

Fused plastic Apple bagFused plastic Apple bag by a11is0n 

Sarad writes, “The Mac geek in me loves the use of the Apple symbol, and the recycler in me loves the use of fused plastic bags! Especially awesome is the bag that says “Recycling is always in season””

Block prints with recycled food packaging Block prints with recycled food packaging by Mleak 

craftylittlemonkey writes, “Not only are these incredible, this sort of food packaging is not recyclable in many areas so ends up straight in the trash. This project is brilliant, anyone could do it, even kids.”

Latch hook T-shirt Rug SampleLatch Hook T-Shirt Rug Sample by WomanofManyHats 

Maria Merlino writes, “Here is a clever Craftster using the t-shirt yarn for latch hooking.”

If you’re a Friend of Craftster take a look at the rest of the favorite recycling projects here.

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One Comment

  1. DancinInTheDark says:

    These are all awesome! I know Earth Day was last week (every day should be Earth Day, TBH), but can you guys add my pen holders to this list, please? 🙂 I make them with steel cans and tissue paper(tissue paper can’t be recycled here. :|) so they’re a good Earth Day project. 😉

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