Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

Resolutions: Recycle. Get Organized.

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I did: recycle what I can, and get my house organized. You know what they say: “everything in its place, and a place for everything”. Here are some great organizers made from recycled materials. Win/win! It’s hard to believe this makeup organizer is made from a […]

@Home This Weekend: Gamer Wall Art

This weekend, cut up some old magazines and make some colorful wall art! DearBluebird wanted to make some art for her sons’ room, so she gathered some old issues of Game Informer Magazine, punched out colorful circles, and then applied them to painted canvases. A little bit of stenciling really adds interest. What a clever […]

Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Are you like me? Your car is an absolute mess? There are bags everywhere, maybe an empty cup or two rolling around the floor…for years my husband swore that I had a small family of opossums living in my car. I reminded him that they counted as passengers and I could drive in the carpool […]

Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

It’s great to have a source of “free” art supplies, and here’s something we all have: those cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Can you believe that the crafts featured today had such a humble beginning?  Ludi made this spooky pirate’s chest with a piece of cardboard and a half of a […]

@Home This Weekend: Quick Outdoor Shelf

This weekend, take some trays and leather shoelaces, and make some great outdoor shelves. It’s quick and easy, if you follow DinkyTiny‘s tutorial. What a great place to display lightweight plants and candles!   

@Home This Weekend: Be Festive, with Party Balls!

This weekend, grab a bunch of old magazines and using the tutorial in Pinkonnet‘s post, make festive party balls to hang around your house. What a great, eco-friendly way to decorate for Memorial Day. Have a great weekend!

@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 […]

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 […]

Craftsters Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

It might sounds cheesy but I really think a lot of Craftsters treat every day like Earth Day. So many of us are trying our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and just be good stewards of the Earth to the best of our abilities whenever possible. There are TONS of crafts being posted every day […]

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 […]

Great Uses for Old Maps

With the advent of Mapquest and cars equipped with navigational systems, road maps are practically becoming a thing of the past. If you’ve got some unused maps around, here are some great project ideas to inspire you. Send some love to your friends in wonderful map envelopes. A simple white label will provide a place […]

Clever, Budget Friendly Ideas For Your Home

Home improvements don’t have to be major, or costly. Sometimes little changes make a huge impact. Be creative with your ideas and your materials, and you can add original touches to your home the DIY way.  When a local charity rejected her offer of old dome ceiling lamps, Balatong came up with this ingenious way […]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Green Gift Wrap Ideas, LED Wineglass Markers, and More

The Week in DIY: Green Gift Wrap Ideas, LED Wineglass Markers, 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. Traveling for the Holidays? Do These Quickie Workouts to NOT Gain Weight Work some exercise into your travels and […]