Upcycled Inspiration: Five Ideas for Crafty Reuse

Plust doll made from repurposed sweaters.
We all have slumps sometimes, where those new ideas just aren’t coming. When ideas seem scarce, the best fix is often a little bit of crafty inspiration. These upcycled craft and art pieces are sure to give you ideas on how you can creatively reuse materials in your life and in your craft!

1. Repurposed Plush

PlazaBella Dolls made the sweet little plushie above from repurposed sweaters! Bonus points if you use eco-friendly stuffing. You can use leftover thread and teensy scraps to amend your stuffing materials, so it won’t take as much new material. You probably wouldn’t want to use all scraps to stuff, though, because the finished piece would come out a bit lumpy.

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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