Popular Craft Ideas Using Recycled Items
Upcycling is the art of using items that might normally be discarded and creating new ones. The upcycle trend is both green and popular, making it fairly easy to get craft ideas from crafty blogs and websites. Upcycled craft ideas range from creating a cute purse out of an old pair of jeans to making your own cupcake stand out of glass you probably have around the house.
In fact, the black glass plate in the pic was made by me... or rather, upcycled by me. Originally it was a clear glass thumbprint plate I salvaged from a garage sale. Gold leafing, a little bit of iridescent embossing powder and coats of matte black paint turned it into an upcycled dessert plate that is food-safe (and makes a great gift idea!)
Here are a few resources for finding some of the most popular Upcycled Craft Ideas:
An evergrowing list of recycled craft blogs and websites
Now see, isn't this better than adding to landfills??
Glass jars make hummingbird feeders, hanging outdoor votives, blender jar replacements, pen holders and so much more.
PVC pipe is easy to cut into lengths that can be used for wall collages, closet storage and toy displays.
Altoid and other Candy Tins
Save these for cute "emergency" kits, mini alter art projects and gift boxes.
Paper towel rolls, gift paper rolls, toilet paper rolls -these are used in hundreds of craft ideas.
Clear Glass Plates and Bowls
Cereal boxes, tissue boxes, pasta boxes... there's a craft for that!