Earth Day is today, April 22nd! I love recycling and upcycling. Besides the feel good feelings of creating something with your hands, there is the added bonus of keeping something out of a landfill and making it useful again by giving it a new life and new use.

1. Fun Craft Roundup with Tanner

Tanner walks us through a roundup of recycled crafts that Courtney Chambers created for their blog. Super fun ideas and great for kids and teens! I love the Pringles bowling game…

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 2. Half Gallon Boats

This is a perfect craft for a hot summer day with the kids. I know Matthew is gonna want to make this AND it is a great way to use up all of those half galloon Milk and OJ containers we generate each month. http://temeculablogs.com/repurposing-half-gallon-containers/

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3. DIY Knitting Loom

This is such a cool idea and project from Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied! It is recycled and really cool – I can't wait to make one! http://www.handsoccupied.com/2013/11/how-to-diy-a-knitting-loom-knit-with-it/

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4. Baby Jar Vase

This is a really cool way to reuse any kind of glassware, from jars to test tubes, from a site all about upcycling! http://www.upcyclethat.com/baby-food-jar-vase/5052/

Check out How to Make a Starburst Mirror With Silverware by Jennifer Priest on Snapguide.

5. Silverware Starburst Mirror

You might recall this from my blog and “Flea Market Finds” class. I just love how this mirror came out and it was so cheap to make! http://hydrangeahippo.com/2013/03/thrifty-thursdays-starburst-mirror/

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Recycled Crafts Roundup

  1. Thanks for including us, Happy Earth Day!

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:10 am
    1. Love your website!

      Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:04 pm