Recycled crafts put materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill to good use. Save the environment one recycled craft at a time. They are fun and no expensive supplies are required.
Plarn is long strings of yarn made from grocery bags. Of course, it is always best to take reusable shopping bags to the store. If you forget, or want to use up the waste of less environmentally friendly shoppers make plarn. You can use it to crochet rugs, reusable bags, slippers and many other items.
Cut across the width of the grocery bags to make strips of plarn that are 2 inches wide. Tie the plarn together and wind it into balls. Use the plarn to crochet as you would any yarn. An M size crochet hook works well.
We all end up with jeans we no longer need. If they have holes, or are torn and can't be donated why not make something useful from them? Rugs, fabric roses, organizers, pot holders or photo album covers are just a few ideas for reusing denim.
Most plastic isn't biodegradable, which means it clogs up the landfill. Reusing plastic bottles, rather than throwing them away is a good idea. Plastic bottles can be reused around the home for storage. Terrariums, knitting looms, flowers, or a coin purse are just a few recycled crafts that can be made from plastic bottles.
Just as we reuse our old jeans, we can reuse any old clothing that can no longer be worn. Fabric flowers, t-shirt totes, quilts, or pillows are just a few ways that you can reuse old clothes.
Most homes have unwanted CDs and DVDs. Instead of throwing them away, make a suncatcher, a CD scrap book, or an invitation to your next party. Sound interesting? What about a mini chalk board?
Detailed instructions on these recycled crafts and many others are available in the supporting links below.
Love the idea to use CDs as party invitations!
Great ideas for recycling crafts. Cd's can also be coasters. Plarn is kind of fun once you get the hang of it. How Green of you! Thank you.
Great ideas, I like the mini chalkboard and have made lots of suncatchers =)
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