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A trash to treasure customized letter opener. When you think of letter openers do you think of those little square things a company gives out so you have their business info or do you think of those fabulous interesting ones that look like daggers and usually have interesting things on the tips of their handles?

A trash to treasure customized letter opener

Well this isn't either of those. Haha! ;) Thrifted fabric peonies tutorial. Not Plain Anymore! Mason Jar Lanterns. Ways to Reuse Glass Jars. Glass jars can be recycled instead of thrown away, but it is also great to reuse them.

Ways to Reuse Glass Jars

Reusing items that would otherwise end up in the trash saves a considerable amount of money, and they can be used in many practical and creative ways. Consider these frugal ideas, and reuse glass jars instead of spending money on empty containers. 10 Crafty Ways to Upcycle Glass Jars. From baby food containers to Mason jars, it seems as if everyone has an assortment of glass jars around the house.

10 Crafty Ways to Upcycle Glass Jars

Rather than throw these used containers in the trash, get creative and upcycle them into something new and crafty. Here are ten crafty ways to upcycle that never-ending supply of jars: 1. Restored Glass Jars. Sew Country Chick- Farmhouse Couture. ΠΡΩΤΟΤΥΠΕΣ ΙΔΕΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΔΙΑΚΟΣΜΗΣΗ ΕΣΩΤΕΡΙΚΟΥ ΧΩΡΟΥ ΜΕ...ΚΡΕΜΑΣΤΡΕΣ! Crafts To Make From Recycled Items. Here’s a bunch of crafty projects you can make using items you might normally toss (plastic milk jugs, ripped sheets, tin cans and more).

Crafts To Make From Recycled Items

You’ll also find a bunch of ideas for repurposing old shower curtains at the bottom of the page along with links to larger collections for recycling old towels, t-shirts, sweaters and old jeans. I’m just getting started with this collection and there is surely more to come, enjoy! Scalloped Cloths: Salvage ripped cotton sheets by making these washclothes (two layers thick) trimmed with colorful scalloped stitching. Plastic Bag Tote: (knitting) You’ll need a couple dozen plastic shopping bags, webbing and dungaree or bachelor buttons to whip this up. DIY Cake Stands. There are SO many interesting and unique ideas to create your own cake stands.

DIY Cake Stands

I hopped on that band wagon since I love me some new cake plates. Plus, I needed some fabulous black stands for my upcoming Halloween party. Here's the final product. And here's what I did to make them. Trash To Treasure - I am honored to have the very creative, animal loving, well-traveled, and crafty Kimberly Noelle from Quirky Cool share her fabulous upcycled telephone desk.

Trash To Treasure -

Inspired by her family and home decorating magazines, Kimberly is a writer and avid DIY’er. She has some beautiful projects including her Burlap Furniture entertainment stand and her most recent beach cottage inspired side table. Be sure to follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars - Spaghetti jars?

Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars -

Baby food jars? Pickle Jars? Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars by getting crafty! It IS easy being green! Everyone has glass bottles and jars just waiting to be recycled in their cupboard. Trash to Treasure: Recycled Beer and Wine Bottles - DIY Inspired. Repurposing. Yesterday I said I am going to post about a refashioning project, but this is in fact a repurposing project since I turned an old pair of jeans and a skirt into a beach bag.


Sorry about the slip of the tongue. Well, this is the pair I refused to get rid of knowing that it'll come in handy one day. And this is the skirt Eva wore only once and vowed never to wear it again because "she looked dreadful in it". I should have taken a better shot of it, although there is nothing special to see. It was a knee long skirt with pockets up front and an elastic at the back so it had a bit of a ruffled look before I chopped it off. What I did. Next, since the skirt was too big to fit inside I cut it at the front {and even saved that part with the buttons and the buttonholes, because you never know what idea might pop up one day}. Easter Cans. 29 ways to use pegs/clothespins. Besides the obvious, that is hanging your children from the clothesline, the humble peg/clothespin has a hundred and one uses around the house.

29 ways to use pegs/clothespins

I've always got a couple in my handbag, in the 'utility' drawer in the kitchen, in the bathroom and always take some away with me on holidays. I have used them to pin a baby wrap over the pram when I've been out when the kids were babies. It shielded them from the light and elements. 25 ways with bottle tops & plastic caps. Coffee table Back when I was a little girl (in the olden days as my 7 year old daughter reminds me), there wasn't as much around to be recycled.

25 ways with bottle tops & plastic caps

Milk was delivered in a glass bottle and they were cleaned and put out again to be refilled. Other things were in glass or only bought in bulk and those products came in paper or fabric packaging. Now there are so many little things. Plastic, metal, some materials I don't even know the name of. 18 ways with coat hangers. You've all seen the beautifully organised closets with the matching coat hangers, all lined up in the same direction? No? I have and as much as I love the look of it, I love the fact that I have all sorts of coat hangers in my wardrobes from plain old wire ones, hand made covered ones and those covered by my Nanna in anything from cut up bread bags and bits of fabric. How about all these other ideas for uses of the humble old coat hanger I found on Pinterest. 24 uses for old towels. Don't throw those faded, holey old towels out. Besides being excellent cleaning rags, spew rags (which I just realised yesterday that I needed a whole heap of with my sick little boy), wiping the wet dog rags, they can be made in to many other useful things for around the house.

Check out these ideas from Pinterest. Cut towels into strips and make this bath mat Large beach mat. 18 ways with coat hangers. How to Make an Apron from a Recycled Skirt. Here is a fun way to give new life to an old skirt. This project is so quick and easy that you may decide to recycle all your old skirts into aprons! Or, in my case, recycle a cute thrifted garment that was never. ever. ever. going to fit. How to Make a Duffel Bag that' s Better than Santa' s. Related Content How to Make Reusable Bags Have you ever wondered how to make reusable bags to take to the market? They’re easier to fashion th... Although the Yuletide is just around the corner, there’s still time to whip up this easy-to-make, inexpensive (but valuable) gift for some of the special folks on your list: the do-anything, go-anywhere, kick-it-and-cuddle-it duffle bag! All you’ll need to make a duffle bag for a favorite traveler are a few materials, some basic sewing know-how, and the instructions that follow.

Materials: The Bag-inning If You Want to Get Fancy (A word of caution: Some of the following "trimmings" must be attached to a bag before it's completed. FOR POCKETS: You'll need all of the above materials plus one foot of elastic or shock cord, one-half yard of extra fabric (the same as the bag material), and two 9" lengths of zipper (with sliders). FOR A STORM FLAP: Buy an extra 7 1/2" x 22" piece of fabric and 22" of Velcro. All's Welt That Starts Welt The "Extra" Touches. Upcycled Baby Clothing Creature by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke. I just LOVE softies especially ones that can evoke sentimental memories.


Linen & Lace Fingerless Gloves. How To Customize Jeans Just The Way You Like: Fit & Style. Sweaters. Recycled Craft Ideas - Crafts from Recycled Materials. Pillow case. Tshirts. Elf slippers {free pattern. Fashion Accessory — Country Woman Magazine. Recycled Sweater Mittens. Sock Toppers! {picture me screaming like I just won on The Price Is Right, that's how excited I am!!} Getting Back at the Dryer.... Illuminating Reuse: 15 Recycled Lights and Lamps. Booze it Up! 13 Rad Recycled Bottle Crafts & Projects.