Huge list of creative upcycling projects and recycled crafts for kids! Use the items from your recycling bin to get creative!
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.
The ultimate guide to what to do with your old books. From the ones that are in good condition to those that have seen better days. Donate – Upcycle – Decorate!
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 …
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: …
Easy Macrame Projects for complete beginners! Check out this fab list of 18 projects to get you started on the trendy art of macrame!
Make no cost DIY Cardboard Bookshelves for your kid’s rooms using cardboard boxes and leftover wrapping paper! Sturdier than you think!
Make a Kid’s Art Portfolio out of leftover fabric scraps. Cute DIY Homemade Gift Idea that you can sew in an afternoon!
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 …
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 …
When I reuse old jeans I like to upcycle every part of them for a different project. This tutorial is all about using the thick seams from a pair of old jeans to make a braided denim dog toy. Specifically this is a tutorial for making a doggy tug toy – the kind where you …
Bumper list of fab upcycled DIY Christmas Gift Ideas. These projects are so good they won’t know your gifts are homemade.
Make your own no waste DIY Christmas Gift Tags out of cardboard and scrap fabric. Easy & Fun to make. Includes instructions to make two kinds of Christmas Tree Themed Gift Tags
10 Fun & Easy DIY Personalised Gifts they’ll be thrilled to recieve. Use your unwanted items from scrap fabric to old crockery to make upcycled gifts.
The ultimate list of upcycled gift ideas you can buy online on Etsy. Includes a range of categories from Gifts for Him to Pet Lovers, Kids & More! Support small upcycling businesses when you buy your Christmas or Birthday Gifts!