Recycled Crafts Creative upcycle and downcycle ideas 2014-08-21T13:46:58Z http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Giveaway: The Paper Hat Book by Alyn Carlson and how to make a bunny cone hat]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9910 2014-08-21T13:46:58Z 2014-08-21T13:46:58Z the paper hat bookWith Halloween just around the corner The Paper Hat Book: Super Hats for Super Kids could be just the book you need to make darling hats for you and your kids along with fun decorations. Leave a comment in today’s … Read More ...

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the paper hat bookWith Halloween just around the corner The Paper Hat Book: Super Hats for Super Kids could be just the book you need to make darling hats for you and your kids along with fun decorations. Leave a comment in today’s post by Monday September 1, 2014 and you will be in the running for this adorable book filled with excellent tutorials and patterns like this bunny cone hat.

088WeeBunny Pop on over to Craftside for the tutorial and to download the patterns for this bunny cone hat. One of the great things about this book is the author Alyn Carlson talks about all sorts of great ways to use recycled materials to make the cute hats. We love that around here!

More about the Quarry book:

Hats are pure fun and the perfect item to cap off any costume or ensemble. The right headgear ensures complete transformation, especially on the head of an imaginative child.

The Paper Hat Book offers creative families 20 fantastic paper hats, all of which can be created quickly and easily from readily accessible papers: shopping bags, newspapers, comics, recycled story books, magazines, packaging scraps, and junk mail!

Artist and designer Alyn Carlson creates hats that are perfect for birthday parties, playdates, costumes, and everyday dress up. Each hat can be styled to perfectly suit the wearer by merely selecting the right paper and colors. The hat themes range from Floral Flappers to Viking Warriors, and from superheroes and pirates to beautiful butterfly hats.

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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make leggings from a t-shirt]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9904 2014-08-20T21:13:33Z 2014-08-20T21:13:33Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Weaving with paper plates and plastic cups]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9901 2014-08-19T20:59:16Z 2014-08-19T20:59:16Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make melted fabric flowers and ribbon tassels]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9884 2014-08-18T15:55:08Z 2014-08-18T15:55:08Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make Pantains (Curtains made from pants!)]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9892 2014-08-15T19:13:58Z 2014-08-15T19:13:58Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make recycled golf ball sharks]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9888 2014-08-13T17:13:01Z 2014-08-13T17:13:01Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make decorative paper bag book covers]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9880 2014-08-12T16:04:12Z 2014-08-12T16:04:12Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a knitting loom]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9876 2014-08-11T20:23:42Z 2014-08-11T20:23:42Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a rock mat]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9868 2014-08-07T20:15:03Z 2014-08-07T20:15:03Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a jewlery display/organizer]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9865 2014-08-06T15:12:57Z 2014-08-06T15:12:57Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Giveaway: Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors and Craft Books]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9858 2014-08-06T15:14:22Z 2014-08-05T16:10:16Z 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.

how to make Duck tape pennant banners

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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Winner of the book Reclaimed Textiles]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9856 2014-08-05T01:13:33Z 2014-08-05T01:13:33Z 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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a crocheted Barbie hammock]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9849 2014-08-04T16:19:09Z 2014-08-04T16:19:09Z 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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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[6 Ways To Upcycle Your Old Tires]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9817 2014-07-29T05:22:05Z 2014-08-01T14:55:16Z 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?!

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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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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a recycled denim pocket pillow]]> http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/?p=9837 2014-07-31T16:21:23Z 2014-07-31T16:21:23Z 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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