Category Archives: Recycle Crafts

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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DIY Winter Wreath: Cozy & Creamy, Sweater & Snowflake Wreath

Brrrr – it’s cold this week, and Kathleen George’s DIY Winter Sweater Wreath looks so cozy. She shopped second-hand stores for assorted sweaters to create the subtle, patchwork design. I know you’re familiar with her technique – tucking fabric pieces … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, the top crafts of 2014, and “thank you” gifts

Happy New Year! I hope you finished 2014 with a flourish, and you’re refreshed and ready for a crafty & creative 2015. Today I’m sharing the top crafts from 2014 – if you missed these last year, be sure they’re … Continue reading

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How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close … Continue reading

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Fa, la, la: Craft a chorus of carolers from gloves

Singing sweetly is something I can’t do, and in fact, you’ll thank me for not singing. However, I do love this sweet choir of Christmas carolers, all made from gloves. My favorite little caroler is the mischievous snowball thrower. If … Continue reading

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