Upcycle cardboard cylinders into a tree-shaped Advent calendar for a fun countdown to Christmas.
Redo an outdated picnic basket with Chalky Finish paint and decoupage.
Add fun images to re-do a train case that any roller derby girl would be proud to tote around.
Change the look of an out-of-style, discount owl statue with paint and glitter.
Revive mismatched Christmas tins with a bit of paint and dimensional decor.
Learn tips for decoupaging with fabric that came from refurbishing a vintage train case.
Turn an old beach ball into a cute, waterproof tote bag for wet beach items.
See how to recycle an empty cupholder-style gum bottle into a craft organizer
Upcycle a damaged tent by using the material to create a tote for your sleeping bag.
Cover an old Easter basket with fabric and ribbon to make it pretty and stylish once again.
Recycle an empty oatmeal can into a plantable flower basket that makes a charming gift for Easter, Mother’s Day, or any occasion!
Manage the piles of trash on Christmas morning with a large, wrapped box that adds to the atmosphere and keeps things clean at the same time.
Make extraordinary greeting cards with ordinary items from the hardware store.
Recycle old jean pockets into an easy and adorable scrapbook album.
Save money and have fun by using Sugru, a silicone putty, to make repairs and add comfort to your tools.
Refurbish a tattered outdoor rug by trimming it and creating a new trim border with duct tape.
Read our review of the book ”Green Guide for Artists”, a collection of eco-friendly tips, recipes, and project ideas for the green artist.
Cut leftover paint chips into geometric shapes and use them to create colorful and creative greeting cards.
Make it easy to tell which can is for trash and which is for recycling with our cute downloadable labels.
Turn an old pair of sweatpants into a cute bunny tote bag for Easter with this simple sewing project.
Turn an old CD jewel case into a holder for an iTunes gift card. This clever package makes a boring gift card actually fun to give!
Save plastic from the landfill by using old shopping bags to create fused plastic linings for reusable sandwich wrappers. Then personalize them with cute phrases!
Turn an old cork into a festive reindeer Christmas ornament with just a few simple craft supplies.
Save money this Christmas by recycling old gift boxes into festive Christmas postcards
Learn how to recycle plastic Easter eggs into cute spiders to use as Halloween decorations
Get some useful tips for dealing with peeling crayons that you’ll be melting into new shapes, and how to clean up the wax afterwards.
Learn how to make a cute trash bag for the car that’s easy to use, easy to empty, and easy to clean.
Learn how to roll curling ribbon up into a spiral that makes a colorful and fun coaster for your table. It’s a perfect way to recycle ribbon into something cool!
Make your own pick-up sticks game out of painted bamboo skewers, then recycle an empty syrup bottle to use as a fun container.
Recycle an unneeded phone book into a quirky pen and pencil holder that will be a real conversation piece on your desk
Learn how to quickly and easily remove shipping labels and other markings from cardboard boxes
Recycle the Christmas cards you receive using these 10 different ideas. Learn how to make scrapbooks and bookmarks and get ideas for donating them.
Make fun and easy Christmas cards that have a removable ornament to be hung on the tree. With minimal waste and maximum re-usability, these cards are rather “green”!
Pull items from nature to help you create a lovely centerpiece for fall or winter. It’s so easy and inexpensive, and can be adapted to whatever you’ve got on hand.
Use our template to print your own customized Christmas gift labels using basic mailing labels.
Learn to make your own custom notepads out of any paper and a special type of glue.
Learn how to convert an old dance leotard that your daughter has outgrown into a new tote bag to carry her dance gear to class.
Turn regular cornstarch and water into a fun glob of goo that acts like both a solid and a liquid at the same time. So much fun for kids to play with!
Learn to make homemade peanut butter dog biscuits that your dog is sure to love.
Learn to sew easy and useful handmade burp cloths. Made of soft and gentle micro-fleece, these become indispensable to parents and make great shower gifts.
Make your own finger paints out of gelatin. These paints give a textured effect that you don’t get from finger paints you buy yourself. They are also completely non-toxic.
Use ordinary pipe cleaners to make bubble wands that work better and are easier to hold.
Recycle those old wine corks you’ve been saving! Use them to cover a plain basket to create a charming picnic basket, centerpiece, or housewarming gift.
Dress up boring, old, and damaged tables by topping them with colorful contact paper. Available in a variety of designs, it’s easy to apply and can be later removed. This will really perk up your craft space!
Recycle dryer lint, egg cartons, and old crayons into homemade fire starters for the campfire or grill.
See how we re-upholstered an old, ugly recliner and ottoman with fun and colorful faux fur for an outlandish end result that is the highlight of a brightly colored toddler’s bedroom.
Recycle your old and broken crayons into new rainbow striped crayons by melting them down and using silicone ice cube trays as molds. The result is even better than the original!