Category Archives: Recycle Crafts

Hang this Patchwork Sweater Wreath on your front door

Most crafters I know love to repurpose, turning discards into something beautiful. Kathleen George is a master at repurposing and today she shares another sweater craft, transforming a few old sweaters into a beautiful Patchwork Sweater Wreath.  (By the way, my … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY a Cozy Sweater Ornament

It is a hot, dry week here and my basil plants are fried. It’s definitely not sweater weather, but after today’s Sweater Ornament tutorial, I hope you’ll pull out an old sweater or two and make a few cozy Christmas … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY a Recycled Tie Wreath for Christmas (or year-round)

I have lots of photos today because I am showing off two dazzling and elegant Recycled Tie Wreaths made by Kathleen George. Kathleen’s first wreath is in rich shades of reds, perfect for Christmas. She shares a second Recycled Tie … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: Ho, ho, ho, it’s a no-sew Glove Santa

This Glove Santa is so cute! I have to “hand” it to designer Kathleen George – she is a whiz at making adorable, no-sew stuffies from everyday items like gloves, mittens and socks. Today, Kathleen shows how to turn a … Continue reading

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DIY a succulent container garden in a vintage book planter

Earlier this week, the Altered Book by Becca Malone inspired me to try something new – a DIY succulent container garden in a vintage book planter. The first time I saw a vintage book planter was at Maker Faire last … Continue reading

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Mixed media book art: The easy way to DIY an altered book

No more pencils, no more books . . . It’s the end of the school year, and I’m making an exception to “no more books” to show you how to DIY an Altered Book the easy way. You can use … Continue reading

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20 Star-spangled, red, white and blue, patriotic crafts

How do you like the new, star-spangled photo above? Thanks to our recent photo shoot, I’m having fun dressing up Crafts ‘n Coffee for the seasons and holidays. Summer starts early this year, and can you believe that we’re heading … Continue reading

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How to make a whimsical terrarium

In my mind, springtime is mushroom season. When I was a kid, we’d search the woods around my grandparents’ house for morel mushrooms. In honor of spring mushrooms, I’m sharing a few mushroom crafts this week, like this Mushroom Terrarium. … Continue reading

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An Earth Day craft for kids to DIY & display all year long

If you’re looking for a craft to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, check out today’s Recycled Globe. You’ll use old newspapers, magazines and junk mail to create your very own Earth Day Globe. Kids learn about repurposing, and about … Continue reading

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DIY a springtime wreath of book page roses

How was your Easter weekend? Are you seeing signs of spring? I just added the new spring photo (above), and it’s one of my favorites. Today, I’m sharing a DIY spring wreath made with your favorite scrapbook papers — it’s … Continue reading

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