This project requires a little sewing but it is really worth it! I love ideas that upcycle clothing. I think we all have some clothes in our closets that can use a second life. What better way to clean out your closet and end up with a great looking purse.
For detailed directions and other great ideas check out this link, she has many more great ideas:
A fun way to celebrate Halloween is to make your own Jack-o-Lantern’s. There are so many ways to carve pumpkins and paint them but this another alternative. You and your kids will have a great time designing faces!
Follow this link for very good detailed directions and browse around for other fun ideas:
I love projects that recycle old pallets and this is a beautiful and practical DIY deck. Instead of hauling in gravel or spending a ton of time laying bricks you could create a wonderful deck like this. I came across this idea on MinettesMaze blog. You can follow this link to check out her blog and to see how she created this fabulous deck.
While you are at her site check out all her other great ideas!
It is fun making soap and these leaves bring it to a new level, not only are they beautiful for decorations they would make wonderful gifts. I have always enjoyed collecting leaves in the fall and doing crafts with them. These leaves are like a grown up craft with Fall Leaves.
You can find step by step directions if you click on this link
There are many other wonderful ideas at Crafts a la Mode.
This big eye will look great as a Halloween Decoration and be fun to make. You could get the kids involved and find other recycled objects to paint and have a whole collection of eyeballs!
One of the things I love best about this DIY Halloween Decoration is that you are keeping an old basketball out of the garbage. I think it would be wonderful if we could all create more and buy less.
Amanda has fabulous ideas on her blog so click this link to get the directions and be inspired with so many other ideas!
Picture originally from Family Fun Magazine
This would be such a fun activity with your kids. The original post shows using straws to blow a cotton ball around the field to simulate a soccer game. I also think this would be fun to make and use with lego characters or Barbies. I love a craft idea that is fun and also exposes kids to recycling. To see detailed instructions on building the soccer field out of a pizza box follow this link http://spoonful.com/family-fun/tabletop-soccer
I love Metal Art and this is a beautiful piece. It takes great talent to turn recycled steel into a sculpture like this!!!
This Flower art is a completely different style but equally beautiful! Visit their Facebook page to see more art.
This is true Recycling!!! I know some creative kids that had a great time turning cardboard boxes into fun toys. If you take a simple box and add some cardboard partitions, cut a door out and add a few extra touches you end up with a perfect barn for all the animals to hang out in.
Need a place for all of your hot wheel cars to hang out? When you recycle cardboard boxes you can create your own. This garage was made by a very creative guy who made it into a double layer garage. The best part of making your own is that you can customize it however you want.
This is a great way to think about recycling or upcycling, just when you think an item is at the end of it’s use there just might be a way to use it as something else.
Our family LOVES crystal light, so we had a ton of empty containers. You know we love a good DIY project, so we decorated the containers to hold sunglasses, pencils, and other knick knacks. This one is covered in motivational quotes, but scrapbook supplies, pictures, or stickers would also be great for decorating.
To make this version just gather a few supplies: your container, paper, some colored pencils, a ruler, scissors, and double sided tape.
Measure the paper to fit the container, decorate as desired, and tape your creation onto the container.