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Love Mother Earth, Recycle Something In a Crafty Way

By Twistie

via Craftstylish

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would bring you some great ideas for recycling your refuse into glorious crafts nobody would refuse to have in their homes. First up, this kind of adorable mosaic frame is made of old credit cards. If you’ve been hit hard by the recent economic miseries and suddenly want to get rid of all your plastic, here’s a way to make it work for you again.

But what if you don’t have a large cache of old credit cards to cut up? Ah my dears, just look below the cut and find more fun crafts from around the web made of discarded items.

via All Free Crafts

This decorative vase looks elegant, right? Well, it’s made of corrugated boxes painted pettily and filled with faux blooms. Me? I think I would fill it with peacock feathers. But that’s me. Use it as you see fit.

Via My Recycled Bag

This cute as a button crocheted bag is made, if you can believe it, from plastic grocery bags with a pretty ribbon tie. Oh, and here’s a link to the creator’s photo instructions on how to make plastic yarn or ‘plarn’ of the bags to start you on your way.

via Esprit Cabane

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a metric ton of old magazines scattered around your house. Why not clip out or scan the articles you want to keep, and make pretty baskets out of the rest?

Whatever detritus you have gathering dust in your home can probably be repurposed in some way. Think about Mother Earth and engage your crafty skills to make her smile.

One Response to “Love Mother Earth, Recycle Something In a Crafty Way”

  1. Suze Says:

    The paper bowls are a really neat idea (though the instructions aren’t great – step-by-step photos would help) and it reminded me of making paper beads with old newspapers and magazines. Since I always have a metric ton of these things, I should definitely give it a try!

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