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OVER 350 FREE RECYCLE CRAFT IDEAS

OVER 350 FREE RECYCLE CRAFT IDEAS

Reuse! Repurpose! Recycle!

We all know that recycling is helpful for our environment.  However, it takes a lot of energy to heat up and melt down all of those used items. 

You can do so much better than that!

It's time to reuse and repurpose those old items using our recycling craft ideas; perfect for kids or anyone who wants to create something new out of something old!  

Here you will find a huge selection of projects using stuff that you would normally put out in the trash or items you have scattered around the house in drawers and closets.

TIME TO TURN TRASH INTO TREASURES!

CRAFTS PERFECT FOR EARTH DAy

On Earth Day and everyday, reuse and repurpose your common household items by crafting up something new! Here are a few examples that would be perfect for Earth Day:

Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder: Instead of sending more plastic to the landfill, you can use an old plastic soda pop bottle and turn it into a usable bird feeder.  It’s crafted to look like a birdhouse.  So cute!

Cereal Box Magazine Holder: With a little cutting, you can turn a large cereal box into the perfect holder for magazines and papers!  Decorate the new holder to personalize it to your liking, and it will fit right in with your room.

Styrofoam Airplane: Make this high flying airplane by reusing a clean styrofoam meat tray or the top of a styrofoam egg carton.  You just need some scissors and permanent markers to make the perfect plane!

Soda Pop Tab Bracelet: Eco-friendly jewelry is easy to make and so popular!  We have a great tutorial to upcycle soda pop tabs from used cans into a very pretty bracelet.

Packing Peanut Heart Wreath: Oh, those nasty packing peanuts!!  Not great for the environment but perfect for making a lovely heart wreath! 

You can paint the peanuts red and string them along pipe cleaners. Form a heart that looks great as a Valentine’s Day Decoration.

Potato Chip Bag Pencil Case: So many snack packages and bags get thrown into the trash! You can make a difference by taking your snack bags and sewing them into pencil cases or other types of bags.

The tutorial we have includes a nifty zipper to keep everything inside!

Check out our candy wrapper page for more ideas!

We have so many more projects that you can enjoy and help the environment by reusing the items around you!  Take a peek!



More Categories Below

Click the links below to find more projects in those categories.

BOOK CRAFTS

Repurpose and upcycle old books and old paperback books.

BOTTLES & JARS

Ideas for repurposing bottles and jars.

BOTTLE CAPS

Recycle bottle caps into useful project.

BOX RECYCLING

Recycle product boxes and other boxes into useful items.

CAN AND CANISTER RECYLING

These project use ordinary cans and containers.

CANDY WRAPPER CRAFTS

Recycle candy wrappers into crafts.

CD & RECORDS CRAFT PROJECTS

Recycle CDs or old records with these projects

DISH & GLASS RECYCLING

Upcycle dishes and glasses into useful projects.

EGG CARTON CRAFTS

Projects recycling egg cartons.

GREETING CARD CRAFT IDEAS

Find new and exciting ways to repurpose, recycle, reuse, and upcycle old paper greeting cards.

LIGHT BULB CRAFTS

Recycle used light bulbs!

JEWELRY REPURPOSING

Learn how to repurpose jewelry with these projects.

MILK CARTON CRAFTS

Ideas for recycling and re-purposing plastic milk cartons.

MISCELLANEOUS

Recycle projects...

NECK TIE CRAFTS

Transform old neck ties into a treasure.

NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE RECYCLING

These recycling craft projects focus on recycling newspapers and magazines.

PACKING PEANUTS

Recycle packing peanuts into craft projects.

PALLETS

Recycle pallets.

PLASTIC BOTTLES & PLASTIC CUPS

Ways to recycle plastic bottles and cups.

SCRAP CARDBOARD

Projects using cereal boxes, cracker boxes, toilet paper tubes, paper toweling tubes or other scrap cardboard.

SCRAP FABRIC

Projects using scraps of fabric.

SKATEBOARD CRAFTS

Recycle old skateboards into something new.

SEWING PROJECTS

Eco-friendly sewing projects

SODA TAB CRAFTS

Recycle soda tabs into unique craft items

SUITCASES

Transform old suitcases into storage.

STYROFOAM PROJECTS

Recycle Styrofoam meat trays and other styrofoam items into projects.

SWEATER & CLOTHING CRAFTS

How to turn old worn-out sweaters & clothing into clever projects.

TOWEL RECYCLING

How to repurpose old towels.

T-SHIRT UPCYCLING

Transform old t-shirt or dollar store t-shirts into something special.

T-SHIRT YARN CRAFTS

Upcycle tee shirts into useful items with tee shirt yarn.

CREATIVE AND FUN things to make with t-shirt yarn

  • Kitchen accessories - potholders, placemats
  • Crochet into baskets, rugs, etc.
  • Create Jewelry
  • Weave. . .(more)

VHS & CASSETTE TAPES

Projects using VHS or cassette tape.

WOODWORKING PLANS

Woodworking ideas which are "green".

YARN AND STRING

Eco-friendly projects with yarn & string.





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