Posts Tagged ‘upcycle’

@Home This Weekend: Plastic Bottle Lanterns

This weekend, light up your nights with these lanterns made of plastic bottles and duct tape. In her post, cold.dinner includes a full tutorial with helpful photos. What a great way to upcycle!

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 […]

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: Solar Lighted Monogram

This weekend, light up your nights with a solar powered monogram! TheMistressT took an “F” from an old sign, painted the outside a pretty copper color, and fitted the insides with solar powered LED string lights. Illuminating!

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 […]

Snakesssssss!

Don’t worry; these aren’t real snakes, but faux snakes made by Craftsters. They’re not poisonous, and they definitely won’t bite. Take a look! Surely you’re not frightened by these two cuties? kbauer knit these two colorful reptiles for her lucky kids. What a sweet pet! A tiny green snake. Awww… so cute! Nodsu needle felted him, […]

Tute Tuesday: Fabric Paper

Are you one of those people who can not throw out scraps of fabric? Who knows, you might need that tiny piece for a project at a later time. Well, that time is now! Craftster member PurpleHeather shares their tutorial for Fabric Paper that will turn those bits and pieces into eclectic paper that can […]

@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 […]

March 21, 2018 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Scarf from 2 shirts with tutorial by Roethke […]

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 […]

@Home This Weekend: Hamper Revamp

This weekend, give your hamper the wow factor with a little paint. blupaisan took an old black hamper, painted it a bright turquoise, and then hand painted a bird amongst some branches on the front. It’s a joy to put your dirty clothing up when your hamper is so pretty! Save Save