Recycled Crafts

Recycled crafts allow you to reuse glass, plastic, cloth, paper and metal in order to beautify your surroundings. Recycled crafts are also a lot of fun to make and a great way to spend time with your kids.


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How to Make a Speaker from an Altoids Tin

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. While this may be true in many cases, you can also make the argument that good old creativity should weigh in pretty heavily as well. Behold: the Altoids speaker.

How to Make a Belt from an Altoids Tin

They say one man's trash is another man's art. Brooklyn artist Lord Kelvin takes that aphorism to another level by converting empty Altoids tins into belt buckles.

How to Make a Zen Garden from an Altoids Tin

Artist Kate Pruitt found a quick, easy and innovative way to decorate an Altoids tin -- she converted it into a serene Zen garden.

5 Unusual Uses for Plastic Bags

A bag made from bags? It may sound redundant, but it's eco-friendly ingenuity at work. You can also put your bags to work in the garden, bedroom and closet.

Top 5 Things around the House to Make an Original Christmas Ornament

One of the easiest ways to save money during the holidays is on home decorations. You don't have to cover the tree with store-bought baubles and knickknacks. With a little ingenuity, you can create charming ornaments of your own.

Top 10 Christmas Decorations Made with Recycled Materials

Next time you start to throw away a burned-out light bulb or empty coffee tin, consider using these items to craft Christmas decorations instead. With a little ingenuity and a few materials you can spruce up your tree.

10 Ways to Reuse Cardboard

Your new fridge came in a giant cardboard box. Maybe your first thought is to break it down and recycle it. How about turning it into a playhouse or gardening supply?

How to Turn an Old Dinner Plate into a Wall Clock

You know that old mismatched dinner plate that's hiding in the cupboard? Hide it no more, there's life left in that plate. All you have to do is give it some time, literally -- by turning it into a wall clock.

5 Craft Projects Using Things From Your Yard

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the air is filled with the fragrance of blossoming flowers. Don't you wish you could gather all that up in your arms and carry it inside to save for a rainy day? It turns out that, in a way, you can.

What can I do with my paper towel tube?

Next time you use the last paper towel, think twice before you throw the cardboard tube away. It can be used to store plastic bags or loose cords, and it can provide hours of craft-making fun.

10 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes

A cereal box is more than just something to read while eating breakfast. You can use it to make lots of inexpensive crafts -- and at the same time, cut down on your household waste.

10 Things Made from Recycled Wood

Whether you're cutting down an old tree or replacing doors and bookshelves, there's a good chance you have some spare wood lying around. So what can you do with it?

How to Turn a Bowl into a Sink

Bowls used as sinks, or vessel sinks, as they are known in the interior design trade, are a hot trend in home design and can add a stylish and contemporary twist to traditional bathroom basins.

Top 10 Ways to Dress Up Your Boring Corkboard

It displays photos from that magical trip to Paris, next to the lovely postcard your sweetie sent and the takeout menu for that Thai place you've been meaning to try. Since you look at your corkboard every day, why not spruce it up a bit?

Ultimate Guide to Recycled Copper Crafts

Copper is a versatile metal that can be used to make jewelry, sprinklers and mobiles. Whether you find your copper around the house or purchase it from a company, creating artsy crafts from recycled copper is a rewarding do-it-yourself activity.

Ultimate Guide to Recycled Tin Can Crafts

The world has millions of mass-produced tin cans -- and thousands of crafters and artisans eager to recycle them into objects of beauty and utility.

How to Create Home Fragrances Using Household Ingredients

You're hosting an evening of canapes, cocktails and conversation. You've bought all the groceries, cleaned the house and scooped out the kitty litter. But then it dawns on you to wonder, "Does my house smell?"

How to Make a New Candle from Your Old Candles

From birthday bashes to romantic dinners, the sparkling shimmer of soft candlelight instantly makes any moment more magical and special. But once you snuff out the candles and the smoke clears, what do you do with those puddles of melted wax?

How to Make a Wine Cork Corkboard

Every time you open a bottle of wine, you tuck that cork away with all the others. What if there were something fun and practical you could do with all those corks?

How to Stain with Used Tea Bags

Tea leaves its mark -- literally. It can stain mugs, countertops and even your teeth after time. Why not put that staining power to good use as a safe and inexpensive way to add color to your crafting and household projects.

How to Turn a Book into a Vase

You can't resist the book sales at the local library. But now, all those old tomes are taking up too much room. You could use a few to create some decorative vases.

Top 10 Recycled Plant Containers

Instead of spending money on expensive planters, why not create them from items found throughout your home? You can make use of many things that would otherwise end up in a landfill, and it's a great DIY project.

Top 5 Recycled Items You Can Use in a Collage

Collage art is interesting, creative and fun. To make your own collage all you need is a great imagination, a little inspiration and a few easy-to-find supplies.

Top 5 Uses for Your Scraps of Old Fabric

Your closet is overflowing with T-shirts, blouses, pants, jeans and even pajamas you no longer wear. Sure, you can donate some stuff to the thrift store, but not everything is worth the trip. Try recycling that fabric for a craft project instead.

10 Unique Wall Art Displays

Walls are big canvases -- and big decorating challenges if you don't know what to do with them. Take a look at our list of 10 unique wall art displays and get creative.