Category Archives: Recycle Crafts

The Summertime Snowman Series finale: A DIY, Sweater Pumpkin Snowman!

I’m wrapping up the Summertime Snowman Series today with a Sweater Pumpkin Snowman – the perfect decoration for fall! Honestly, I’m glad this too hot and too dry summer is almost over, and I’m looking forward to celebrating fall with … Continue reading

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DIY a Repurposed Soda Can Owl

What can you make with old soda cans? Just ask Kathleen George! You won’t believe what she made from two soda cans, old scissors, a ball of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, and a few other supplies. Using her crafty magic, Kathleen whipped … Continue reading

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No-Sew Woodland Critters: DIY a dapper, Sock Fox

Today, I do not have a Fox in Socks, but I do have a fox made with socks. (Remember the Dr. Suess book Fox in Socks?) This DIY, no-sew Sock Fox sports a classic, tweed-style tail and jaunty, burlap scarf, making … Continue reading

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Easy, no-sew stuffies: How to DIY a Sock Owl

Whooo doesn’t find today’s no-sew Sock Owl as cute as can be? This Sock Owl would be an excellent project for a Scout troop or other group, and I’d love to see a flock* of these Sock Owls in a rainbow … Continue reading

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Plant a succulent teacup garden in a moss wreath (and announcing the Homework Helper winners)

Do you love succulent teacup gardens as much as I do? They are so sweet! Which led me to wonder if I could add a teacup succulent garden to my spring wreath. Voila, today I’m sharing how I made my … Continue reading

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Another use for old silk ties: DIY Silk Tie Deco Spheres

Today I have another elegant yet easy DIY project to add a little spark to your winter decor – Silk Tie Deco Spheres. If raiding your closets doesn’t turn up any old ties, you’ll find them in second-hand store. These … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2016, the best crafts of 2015, and thank you!

Happy, happy New Year! We have a beautiful, blue sky today and I couldn’t ask for a better start to the year. I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I do like to take a look back at the … Continue reading

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An easy Halloween craft – DIY a Halloween Sock Bat

Have you heard this quip making the rounds online: “I’m absolutely convinced that the socks that go missing in the dryer turn into extra Tupperware lids”? I know this happens at my house, all the time! Well, here’s what you … Continue reading

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Chill chaser craft idea: DIY a Cozy Sweater Cone

It snowed this past weekend – twice. Not a lot, but enough to make you reach for the gloves and turn on the furnace. In honor of that first snow, I’m featuring the first Christmas craft of the season – … Continue reading

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An idea for your fall décor: DIY pretty, no-sew Plaid Pumpkins

When designer Patty Schaffer came across two plaid shirts in the colors of a fall day at a thrift shop, she knew she could make something beautifully seasonal from them. The results are these Pretty Plaid Pumpkins. Patty found real … Continue reading

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