Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

@Home This Weekend: UnPaper Towels

This weekend, pull out your sewing machine and whip up a set of unpaper towels. These towels, made with flannel and terrycloth, take the place of paper towels, but they’re reusable; you can just throw them in the wash. gozer also made a set of washable scrubbies to take care of those bigger messes. Clean it […]

Tute Tuesday: 2 Shirt Scarf

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? If it is anything like mine; it is freezing one minute, hot the next. You might get a nice spring rain or four inches of snow. No matter what the weather has in store for you, Craftster member Camilla Taylor has you covered with her […]

Tute Tuesday: Singlet Style Shopping Bag

It’s time to say goodbye to the paper or plastic bag debate. Instead of bringing those bags home, why not take a one of a kind tote with you. Whether you are grocery shopping on a Tuesday or thrifting on a Saturday, the Singlet Style Shopping Bag is perfect for all of your needs. Craftster […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Home Organizers

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make adorable home organizers from objects you probably already have in your home. 🙂 It’s that time of year. The time where we want to simply, declutter and organize our homes and offices. These organizers will help you get right on track! Happy Crafting!

Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern

It’s no illusion, by 4:00pm the sun has gone down. The days are getting shorter. Light up those long winter nights with Sweets4ever’s tutorial for Holiday Lanterns. Using recycled products like soup cans and old cards, you can create beautiful and unique luminaries. Light up a pathway for Santa to find his way to your […]

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 […]