DIY Trash-to-Treasure Crafts Department

Reuse! Repurpose! Recycle! Upcycle Ideas!

Here it’s all about eco-friendly, recycled, upcycled, repurposed DIY crafts. It’s good for the environment and at the same time, puts some green back into your wallet.

As a thrifty crafter, one of my favorite, quickest and easiest source of free craft materials suitable for kids crafts as well as adult-oriented projects happens to be right at my fingertips.

Let our Trash to Treasure Craft department show you how to upcycle stuff around the house or heading for the garbage bin and turn them in fantastic crafts – turning trash into treasure. The Trash-to-Treasure Crafts departments motto is to Reuse! Repurpose! Recycle! Upcycle! Give it a try and take a look around.

DIY Trash-to-Treasure Crafts Department

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    Wondering what to do with old neckties? Upcycle neckties to make a necktie quilt, necktie items for your home, and many more necktie craft ideas!

  • DIY Glass Garden Flowers Tutorial (Garden Art)

    Glass garden art dish flowers are popping up in gardens everywhere. Learn to recycle vintage dishes into beautiful garden glass plate flowers.

  • How to Make a Fidget Quilt

    Learn how to make a fidget quilt with our free video and photo tutorial. A fidget quilt is a lap quilt which helps provide stimulation for the fidgeting hands.


    Learn how to make T-shirt yarn! We show you how to make T-shirt yarn, what to make with T-shirt yarn, and many T-shirt yarn projects to create!

  • How to make T-shirt yarn Tutorial (T-Yarn)

    This tutorial will show how to make t-shirt yarn. T-shirt yarn is made from cutting up old t-shirts and can be used to crochet and knit..

  • How to Join Quilt Batting Pieces Together

    What to do with leftover batting? Learn how to join batting pieces together with sewing machine.

  • How to Sew A Simple Fabric Bookmark

    How to sew a simple fabric bookmark with this video tutorial and written step-by-step instructions.

  • Plastic Bag Crafts

    A great way to us plastic bags for recycling is to learn how to make plarn! Here are lenty of plarn projects where you crochet with yarn made from plastic bags.


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

  • How to Make a Fabric Pocket Tissue Holder

    How to make a fabric pocket tissue holder. Watch this video tutorial and read the photographic step-by-step instructions.

  • How to Make Plastic Bag Yarn (Plarn)

    With simple plastic bags you can create plastic bag yarn. This sturdy plastic yarn can be used to crochet, knit, braid and weave projects.

Free Items of the Week

  • Raised Planter Box

    If you could use some extra gardening space and don’t want to spend a lot of money, make this Wood Pallet DIY Raised Planter Box with this step-by-step how-to.  From  Reuse Grow Enjoy

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