Category Archives: Recycle Crafts

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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More than two dozen creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

It’s Easter Eggstravaganza time! Every year, I have a blast pulling together tutorials for beautifully decorated Easter eggs made with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and a sometimes surprising collection of supplies. Through the years, I’ve featured eggs decorated with feathers, buttons, old … Continue reading

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More mad for plaid: DIY no-sew Madras Tie Easter Eggs

Today I have another way to repurpose men’s neckties. If you went shopping for second-hand ties after yesterday’s Madras Tie Topiary, I hope you picked up a few extra to DIY these Madras Tie Easter Eggs. I think you’re familiar … Continue reading

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Mad for Plaid: Repurpose old ties for your spring décor

We all love a good recycle craft, right? There’s something so satisfying about repurposing old or discarded items and making them beautiful again. That’s what designer Kathleen George did when she picked up a handful of madras ties at the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mardi Gras with DIY decorations

Mardi Gras is next week, and here’s what’s on my craft table today. I’m wrapping up a few super-easy craft ideas for a fun Mardi Gras celebration, and I’ll share them with you tomorrow. Today I have several DIY Mardi … Continue reading

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