Wednesday, April 22, 2015

4 Earth Day recycled craft tutorials from Make it easy crafts

Four recycled crafts for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, 2015 and to celebrate this day of loving the earth why not up cycle something destined for the landfill into something new again?  These five tutorials are quick and easy and use things easily found around the house.  Quick, easy, thrifty and loving the earth, that’s how we celebrate Earth Day!

Do you save those long, clear plastic bags from the paper delivery on rainy days?  Well then you have the makings of an awesome friendship bracelet.  Vary the colors of rat tail ribbon to show a favorite sports team or just a favorite color.  Click on the photo for the full tutorial:

Recycled plastic bag bracelet
Plastic bag friendship bracelets

I bet if your like me you get a lot of those advertising magnets in the mail and from businesses.  After a while they kind of pile up.  Why not take a few of them and recycle them into photo magnets of your pets of family?  Click for the tutorial:

Recycle photo magnet
Recycled advertising magnets

And while we are talking about things that pile up, how about all those used gift cards for online stores.  Do you just throw them away or do you make them into something useful like clip type bookmarks.  This one is kind of an optical illusion.  Some people see a man with a mustache, others see a bald eagle.  You be the judge.  

Recycled gift card bookmark
Recycled gift card bookmark 
Do you have paint chip samples left over from a painting project?  Why not make a frame with them?  they will coordinate perfectly with your room if you use the exact samples.  Dress up an old tired frame and you are recycling in every way!

Recycled paint chip frame
Recycled paint chip sample frame redo

1 comment:

  1. Love re purposing used things especially when my little one can participate. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


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