What's not to love about recycled crafts? Beautiful, fun, creative and green, honestly... what could be better for a crafter?
The past few years there has been an explosion in resourcefulness and creativity of making things from recycled materials. Putting throw away items to good use has always been around but it feels like more people than ever are looking at just about anything with an eye to how it can be re-used somehow. It's exciting and as a crafter myself I constantly marvel at those creative people who come up with such a fun way to be green that I want to experiment myself.
I have this thing about throwing away pressed paper packaging that often comes with items like electronics and appliances. They remind me of the landscapes or castles my son and I used to make when he played with his minatures. A little paint, maybe some added greenery and a few entrances cut out and there is a fun, inexpensive scene or castle that is as fun as any that could be bought. I have several of these waiting to be made into another new creation. This is just one small way to re-use something that would have been trashed. With just a little research and an open mind almost anything can be recycled into something new.
What do you look at and think maybe you could make something with it?
Recycled Crafts Ideas
For some crafts like making handbags from snack food wrappers or jewelry made from plastic bottles you can find instructions and plenty of examples to look at but this is a fairly new area and often it's just a matter of experimentation.
I have provided resources for you to check out that provide instructions for everything to crafts you can do with the kids that provide a fun experience while teaching about being green to those that make trash into treasure but also those that spark the imagination and explore what others are doing.
Books To Spark The Recycled Crafter In You
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