Recycled Crafts http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com Creative upcycle and downcycle ideas Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:13:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 How to make leggings from a t-shirt http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-leggings-from-a-t-shirt/2014/08/20/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-leggings-from-a-t-shirt/2014/08/20/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:13:33 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9904 151b40_98453d8e55d1488881e0caace3a3b24a.jpg_srz_547_621_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz I have personally sewed leggings from t-shirts so I can attest to how easy it is. T-shirts are my favorite fabric to wear and I love to make other garments with the fabric and the great images. If these seems … Read More ...

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151b40_98453d8e55d1488881e0caace3a3b24a.jpg_srz_547_621_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz I have personally sewed leggings from t-shirts so I can attest to how easy it is. T-shirts are my favorite fabric to wear and I love to make other garments with the fabric and the great images. If these seems like a good idea to you pop on over to the link Alix sent in to the blog Joyaltee to follower her really easy and detailed tutorial on how to sew leggings from a t-shirt.

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Weaving with paper plates and plastic cups http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/weaving-with-paper-plates-and-plastic-cups/2014/08/19/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/weaving-with-paper-plates-and-plastic-cups/2014/08/19/#respond Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:59:16 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9901 IMG_0387-mny6p7-300x225 Last week I posted a project where the crafter made a loom with a bucket. Today I have some art created by waving on paper plates and plastic cups. My fellow Craft Gossip Editor, JD does this with kids at … Read More ...

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IMG_0387-mny6p7-300x225 Last week I posted a project where the crafter made a loom with a bucket. Today I have some art created by waving on paper plates and plastic cups. My fellow Craft Gossip Editor, JD does this with kids at her school where she volunteers and thought I would like to post about it. She’s right! This is such a cool idea to make a big piece of art out of individual paper plate weavings done by individuals.

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How to make melted fabric flowers and ribbon tassels http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-melted-fabric-flowers-and-ribbon-tassels/2014/08/18/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-melted-fabric-flowers-and-ribbon-tassels/2014/08/18/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:55:08 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9884 DSC06869Today is an another twofer recycled craft project. Pop on over to the link Ashley sent in to the blog 3 Little Greenwoods for not 1 but 2  tutorials that are great for dressing up anything! One tutorial is how Read More ...

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DSC06869Today is an another twofer recycled craft project. Pop on over to the link Ashley sent in to the blog 3 Little Greenwoods for not 1 but 2  tutorials that are great for dressing up anything! One tutorial is how to make melted edge fabric flowers and the other (my personal favorite) is how to make ribbon tassels that are great for adding to zippers.

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How to make Pantains (Curtains made from pants!) http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-pantains-curtains-made-from-pants/2014/08/15/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-pantains-curtains-made-from-pants/2014/08/15/#respond Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:13:58 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9892 pant curtains I love when a crafter is as crafty with their words as they are with their creations. Doesn’t the word “pantains” just make you smile? If you have the need to make a mini set of curtains why not try … Read More ...

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pant curtains I love when a crafter is as crafty with their words as they are with their creations. Doesn’t the word “pantains” just make you smile? If you have the need to make a mini set of curtains why not try the tutorial sent in by Erika featured at the blog Sew Doggie Style on how to make a pair of curtains out of a recycled pair of pants.

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How to make recycled golf ball sharks http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-golf-ball-sharks/2014/08/13/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-golf-ball-sharks/2014/08/13/#respond Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:13:01 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9888 Shark Golf BallsAre you a fan of shark week or know someone who is? Well if making little sharks seems like a fun project pop on over to the link Mona sent in to the blog Craft Klatch to see the fun … Read More ...

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Shark Golf BallsAre you a fan of shark week or know someone who is? Well if making little sharks seems like a fun project pop on over to the link Mona sent in to the blog Craft Klatch to see the fun video tutorial on how to make recycled golf ball shark to celebrate shark week, or really for any reason!

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How to make decorative paper bag book covers http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-decorative-paper-bag-book-covers/2014/08/12/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-decorative-paper-bag-book-covers/2014/08/12/#respond Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:12 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9880 Back-to-School-Geometric-Paper-Bag-Textbook-Covers I can remember covering all my classmates’ books on the first day of school. I was an awesome folder of paper! I couldn’t spell, but boy could I fold! If making book covers is on your back to school to-do … Read More ...

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Back-to-School-Geometric-Paper-Bag-Textbook-Covers I can remember covering all my classmates’ books on the first day of school. I was an awesome folder of paper! I couldn’t spell, but boy could I fold! If making book covers is on your back to school to-do list why not make them pretty using the tutorial sent in by Tricia featured at the blog Black and White Obsession on how to make geometric patterned recycled brown paper bag bookcovers with your Silhouette Cameo.

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How to make a knitting loom http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-knitting-loom/2014/08/11/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-knitting-loom/2014/08/11/#respond Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:23:42 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9876 how to make a knitting loomI am a big fan of making tools to craft with and making a knitting loom with a bucket is just awesome! Pop on over to the link Monica sent in to Squido where there is a tutorial on how … Read More ...

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how to make a knitting loomI am a big fan of making tools to craft with and making a knitting loom with a bucket is just awesome! Pop on over to the link Monica sent in to Squido where there is a tutorial on how to make knitting loom with a bucket. I bet kids along with adults would love knitting with this big loom!

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How to make a rock mat http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-rock-mat/2014/08/07/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-rock-mat/2014/08/07/#respond Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:15:03 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9868 rockmatNot a rock lobster. Anyone who get’s this joke, take a bow:) Do you collect rocks when out on walks or from vacations? I do. I currently keep them in jars and plastic bags. This idea for using them to … Read More ...

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rockmatNot a rock lobster. Anyone who get’s this joke, take a bow:) Do you collect rocks when out on walks or from vacations? I do. I currently keep them in jars and plastic bags. This idea for using them to make into rock mats is just the recycled craft project I need! You too? Pop on over to the link sent in by Amanda to the blog Planet Green Recycle for the easy tutorial on how to make a rock mat for storing your wet shoes and boots.

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How to make a jewlery display/organizer http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-jewlery-displayorganizer/2014/08/06/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-jewlery-displayorganizer/2014/08/06/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:12:57 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9865 holder2I have a few necklaces that I have made that I don’t get to wear much as I work at home so I hang them on the wall to enjoy and decorate with. if you are in the same boat … Read More ...

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holder2I have a few necklaces that I have made that I don’t get to wear much as I work at home so I hang them on the wall to enjoy and decorate with. if you are in the same boat or simply would like a way to organize and display your necklaces pop on over to the blog Kaleidoscopic Dream to see the easy tutorial on how to make a jewelry organizer display piece with just 3 things.

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Giveaway: Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and Craft Books http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/giveaway-fiskars-duck-edition-scissors-and-craft-books/2014/08/05/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/giveaway-fiskars-duck-edition-scissors-and-craft-books/2014/08/05/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:10:16 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9858 Fiskars duck scissors 100 ribbon embellishmentsWe have a great giveaway that features 2 pairs of Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and copies of the books How to Make 100 Ribbon EmbellishmentsTrims, Rosettes, Sculptures, and Baubles for Fashion, Decor, and Crafts and The Book Art Read More ...

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Fiskars duck scissors 100 ribbon embellishmentsWe have a great giveaway that features 2 pairs of Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and copies of the books How to Make 100 Ribbon EmbellishmentsTrims, Rosettes, Sculptures, and Baubles for Fashion, Decor, and Crafts and The Book Art Studio Handbook.

Leave a comment in today’s post by Thursday August 14th , 2014 and you will be in the running for this scissor and book giveaway. Open to U.S. residents only please.

Now Duck tape is essentially sticky ribbon so I went to my copy of How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments for a bit of inspiration being that just about everything in the book I bet could be made with Duck tape beautifully.

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This page that features a tutorial on how to make Mix and Match ribbon fringe gave me the idea to make mix and match Duck tape pennant banners to dress up my Airstream for summer.

Duck tape pennant banners

Here they are a bit closer.

Duck tape pennant banners airstream

They were so easy and fun to make.

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Aside from a variety of Duck tape all you need are straws and string. Simply cut strips of Duck tape about 10 inches long.

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Place the straw on the center of the tape.

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Fold the tape over the straw back onto itself.

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Cut a “V” in the end of the pennant.

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To add a center stripe either use the thin Duck tape or cut strips thin. Cut a “V” in the end and place on the larger base pennant.

Trim the straws down to the size you would like the spacing of the pennants to be and thread them onto a string. I used some wire to make a “needle”. A friend told me that when they hang all the flags on a boat it is called “full dress” so my Airstream is now in “Full Dress”.

Want to have another chance to win this collection of  Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and books? Pop on over to Craftside.

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Winner of the book Reclaimed Textiles http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/winner-of-the-book-reclaimed-textiles/2014/08/04/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/winner-of-the-book-reclaimed-textiles/2014/08/04/#respond Tue, 05 Aug 2014 01:13:33 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9856 reclaimed textile Congrats go out to Kris W. of Depew, NY the winner of Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for paper, stitch, plastic and mixed-mediaRead More ...

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reclaimed textile Congrats go out to Kris W. of Depew, NY the winner of Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for paper, stitch, plastic and mixed-media

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How to make a crocheted Barbie hammock http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-crocheted-barbie-hammock/2014/08/04/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-crocheted-barbie-hammock/2014/08/04/#respond Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:19:09 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9849 Barbie hammock 2014-08-03 009 Sometimes crafting toys and doll accessories can be a great way to try out projects on a small scale like when you are learning new knit or crochet stitches. That is just what Lynn of the blog Happier Than A … Read More ...

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Barbie hammock 2014-08-03 009 Sometimes crafting toys and doll accessories can be a great way to try out projects on a small scale like when you are learning new knit or crochet stitches. That is just what Lynn of the blog Happier Than A Pig In Mud made with a little square of crochet, a recycled wire hanger and two popsicle sticks. Pop on over to her blog for the tutorial on how to make a cute Barbie hammock.

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6 Ways To Upcycle Your Old Tires http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/6-ways-to-upcycle-your-old-tires/2014/08/01/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/6-ways-to-upcycle-your-old-tires/2014/08/01/#respond Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:55:16 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9817 tires

With all of the summer road trips and vacations we have been taking this summer, it’s sure to have been taking a toll on our vehicle tires.  Keep these projects in mind before you take your car in for a … Read More ...

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With all of the summer road trips and vacations we have been taking this summer, it’s sure to have been taking a toll on our vehicle tires.  Keep these projects in mind before you take your car in for a tire change, or maybe you have a few spare ones laying around your yard.  All 6 of these projects are great for the outdoor and garden area.  Just in time for you to enjoy for just a few more months.

Ottoman

1- Tire Ottoman from That Was A What?!

tiretotter

2- Tire Totter from My Fix It Up Life

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3- Hose Caddy from Root Simple

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4- DIY Tire Sandbox from I Heart Naptime

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5- Tire Planter from DIY Showoff

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6- Tire Flower Planter from Home Talk

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How to make a recycled denim pocket pillow http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-recycled-denim-pocket-pillow/2014/07/31/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-a-recycled-denim-pocket-pillow/2014/07/31/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:21:23 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9837 pocket_cushion_for_toy_jeans Using the pocket part of a pair of jeans in projects is so fun. I really like how Pam used a modified log cabin/ crazy quilt style to make concentric squares to frame the pocket. Pop on over to the … Read More ...

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pocket_cushion_for_toy_jeans Using the pocket part of a pair of jeans in projects is so fun. I really like how Pam used a modified log cabin/ crazy quilt style to make concentric squares to frame the pocket. Pop on over to the blog Threading My Way for the tutorial on how to make a denim pocket pillow.

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How to make recycled milk jug earrings http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-milk-jug-earrings/2014/07/30/ http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-recycled-milk-jug-earrings/2014/07/30/#respond Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:58:47 +0000 http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9830 milk jug earrings Recycled plastic containers are such a great source of craft supplies. Check out these pretty white leaf earrings made from milk jugs. Pop on over tot he link Teena sent in to the blog Serendipitini for the tutorial on how Read More ...

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milk jug earrings Recycled plastic containers are such a great source of craft supplies. Check out these pretty white leaf earrings made from milk jugs. Pop on over tot he link Teena sent in to the blog Serendipitini for the tutorial on how to make recycled milk jug earrings.

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