Thursday, April 21, 2016

UPCYCLING: Earth Day Recycled Craft Ideas

Earth Day is tomorrow friends and one of my favorite ways to craft is by recycling items to use on a project. T-shirts, jars, paper and cans make great upcycled projects. Here are a few of my favorites.

Braided 4Use old t-shirts to make yarn and create all kinds of things like these coasters. I also made a bowl you can check out here.

Bamboo Vase 1It doesn’t get much easier than this. Use a bamboo placemat to cover a bottle or old vase for an instant facelift.

White Cans 9Use cans for storage containers. I covered these cans in a print out of rust.

Cookie Tin 7[13]Once you finish that giant tin of cookies, add a little chalkboard paint and a handle to make a nice bin.

Tags 5You can even recycle paper from the shredder and make new paper.

Paper-Clip-Bracelet-15_thumbUse the inside of security envelopes from the junk mail to make pretty beads. This bracelet is a paperclip chain with the paper rolled onto the paperclips. Fun, right?

Plant Stick 4Don’t throw away those paper towel rolls. Create Faux Wrought Iron to decorate your plants.

Paper Flower Favors 3_thumb
Keep saving those paper towel tubes. You can make cute party favors by covering them in paper and adding some pretty faux flowers.

Jar 10_thumb[8]Jars make great storage especially for pretty things you want to display like vintage buttons. Have an unsightly lid? Cover it in a bit of fabric.

Scratch Paper 6Use up junk mail and other scraps of paper to create an interesting memo box filled with scratch paper.

I hope you enjoyed these recycled project ideas in honor of Earth Day.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



  1. Lots of fun content...thanks for sharing with the THursday Blog Hop!

  2. You have some cute ideas. The button jar is adorable!

    Thank you for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Reinvented Collection


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