Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

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 […]

Book It! Great DIY Journals

People use journals for all sorts of reasons, like keeping lists, creating art, or as a diary. No matter what you decide to do with your journal, it’s extra special if it’s handmade. Here are five really great handmade journals that are sure to inspire you. tendstowardschaos used UV-reactive acrylic paint on wood to create the […]

@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!

@Home This Weekend: Thermos Lamps

This weekend, make a unique lamp for your home! TheMistressT used vintage thermoses to make these fun bedside lamps for her guest room. Craftsters have used all sorts of creative things to build lamps with; click on the “lamp” tag to see other great lamp ideas! Save

@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 […]

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 […]

Craft Challenge #52 Announced – Bed Sheet Getup

Craft Challenge #52 has been announced! “Bed Sheet Getup” entries are due Jul 1 – Jul 7. Your challenge is to create an item of clothing from one or more bed sheets! Read all of the nitty gritty details here.

Craft Challenge #51 Total Board Game Revamp – Time To Enter!

Craft Challenge #51 is open for entries! “Total Board Game Revamp Round 2” entries are due now through Jun 7. Read all about it here! Find all of the current entries and get yours posted here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=444.0. Good luck and happy crafting!

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: Turn Your VCR into a Toaster, Decorate Your Tree for Free, and More

The Week in DIY: Turn your VCR into a toaster, decorate your tree for free, and more Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. 3 Great Projects that Turn Trash into Christmas Tree Treasures Skip the store-bought ornaments […]

Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: 13 Free, Homemade Shopping Bags, 5 Cheap and Easy Laptop Stands, and More

The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. You Say Chipped Teacup, We Say Pretty Teacup Candle Give your favorite antique teacup a new life by filling it with […]

Keepin’ it Green: The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More

The Week in DIY: Chic Accessories, Repurposed Clothes, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter. Turn a Designer Handbag into a Solar Powered Fashion Statement An easy-to-install solar panel turns your favorite tote, purse, or backpack […]

Wear It This Weekend: T-shirt Necklace / Scarf

I loved the necklace / scarf that Figit posted! Luckily, she linked back to the original thread where she got the idea and luckily skaborsk was nice enough to write a tutorial. I actually made one of these for myself in about 20 minutes and I see more in my future! You can see the […]