Browsing the "Creative Reuse" Tag

13 Plastic Bottle Reuses (+ how NOT to reuse them)

August 13th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The best way to reduce the number of plastic bottles in landfills is to avoid buying them in the first place. Reuse is second best, but when you can't avoid them, try one of these clever plastic bottle reuses to give them a new life!


Is Cassette Tape Knitting Safe?

June 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We got a great reader question about cassette tape knitting that I've been researching. Let's take a look at how safe it is to craft with the tape part of old cassettes


15 Amazing Cardboard Crafts

May 17th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Got a stash of corrugated cardboard boxes? We've got your crafty inspiration right here! Check out these 15 cool cardboard crafts


Reader Question: Crafting with E-Waste

January 11th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Back in October we asked you guys what kinds of things you'd like more help reusing or upcycling, and you had some great questions, both via comment and email. We've addressed quite a few of them, from how to reuse old jeans to new ideas for old books, but there was one question that's been stumping me for ages: how can crafters upcycle e-waste


10 Upcycled T-Shirt Crafts

October 13th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Now that the weather's cooling off, you're probably sorting through your dresser and closet, pulling out your cold-weather clothes, and stashing your lighter stuff away until spring. As you sort through, you're bound to find a couple of old t-shirts that are past their prime. Maybe the pits are stained beyond saving or you're just tired of wearing that particular tee. Those well-loved t-shirts are perfect for all kinds of fun t-shirt crafts!



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