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!


What do You Need to Reuse or Upcycle?

October 3rd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

What do you need to reuse?If you're a regular visitor here, chances are you've checked out our resource page with ideas on how to reuse certain items that would otherwise be headed to the recycle bin or the landfill. We started that resources page to help you guys quickly find what you need, but I have to confess that I have done a terrible job maintaining it. I'm planning to go through and see what seems to be missing, but I'd also like to know what you would like to see on that page!


10 Upcycled Map Craft Projects

September 22nd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Don't you just love crafting with old maps? They add a beautiful sense of place and nostalgia to paper craft projects! Got some old maps handy but not sure what to do with them? We've got you covered with a few fun map craft projects!


DIY: Make a Reclaimed Paper Heart Garland from an Old Map

September 19th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Don't you just love old maps? Whether they're from a town where you used to live or a special road trip, maps remind us of where we've been. Next time you discover an old map, you can make a paper garland instead of tossing it in the recycle bin. What I love best about this project is that it's super simple, and it's scalable. I used 7 hearts to decorate a wall shelf, but you could cut out dozens and make one to hang all the way across a wall!



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