Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

Tute Tuesday: Plastic Bottle Lanterns

Don’t toss that plastic bottle! Save it to make a beautiful Plastic Bottle Lantern. Craftster member cold.dinner share their tutorial for taking every day trash and turning it into something not only swanky, but also functional. Using a little glue, duct and ingenuity, you can create lanterns that are useful any time of the year. […]

Tute Tuesday: Gift Bags from Newspaper

You spent a lot of time crafting the perfect gift for that someone special. You know that presentation is important so don’t settle for just any wrapping paper. Rackycoo shares her tutorial for whimsical Gift Bags from Newspaper that takes recycling to a new level. These bags can also be used to tote your lunch […]

@Home This Weekend: Dragonflies in the Yard

This weekend, have a blast making dragonflies with wire and other bits and bobs you’ve collected. cmarion3 used teardrop light bulbs, bottle caps, old springs and more to create this happy assemblage. What a fun addition to your outdoor space!

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Milk Crate Ottomans

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make milk crate ottomans! Milk crate ottomans are great for decor and storage! Whip one up as a housewarming gift and fill it full of goodies for a friend. Send the kiddo off to college with one full of snacks and supplies. Keep one […]

@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!