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Upcycled Crafts & Gift Ideas

Get creative with the junk around your house or in your recycling bin!

Here you will find tutorials and ideas for fun recycled crafts, upcycling ideas for homemade gifts and cute repurposing & reuse activities to do with your kids or grandkids.

This is also the place for our eco-conscious gift guides that give you ideas about how to make your own upcycled gifts or buy them from fabulous small businesses who are making a point of creating sustainable zero-waste products.

How to Make a Candy Wrapper Book Cover

This fun candy wrapper craft project was submitted by Sarah Anderson of Leafy Branch Studios. In this tutorial Sarah shows us how to upcycle and reuse candy wrappers by weaving them into a colourful book cover. She’s used hers to add a personal touch to planners and cheque books! Materials Needed – DIY Candy Wrapper …

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Scrap Fabric Owl Soft Toy – Free Pattern Templates & Tutorial

I made quite a few of these Softie Fabric Owls for the little kids on my Christmas list last year. They are easy to make and a great sewing project for beginners so I thought I’d do a tutorial and includes the free template for cutting the pieces out (see below to get yours!) NOTE: …

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Easy DIY Magazine Holders Made from Cereal Boxes!

I’ve been on an organizing kick lately and one thing that makes things look neater to me is to get them tucked away out of site. Which is why I decided to upcycle some cereal boxes and leftover wallpaper to make my own DIY Magazine Holders. Materials Used – DIY Magazine Holders: Empty Cereal Box …

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Easy Sew DIY Kid’s Wall Hanging from a Fabric Remnant

This project was all about making a quick and easy kid’s wall hanging for my son’s room. Needless to say he loves buses – like most kids – so this was my inexpensive way of giving him some lovely bus art! If you’ve read any of my other blog posts you might have guessed already …

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