Recycling crafts is becoming more and more popular these days. But it can be hard to know just where to start, especially if a person does not feel like they are very crafty. Luckily, a person does not have to be especially crafty to recycle crafts. And one of the best things about recycling crafts is that parents and children can get involved. There are many great and easy ideas that just about anyone can do to recycle their crafts. This article will talk about a few of the many great ideas for recycling crafts.
There are hundreds of recycling craft ideas that have to do with cardboard. Some of the crafts have to do with pieces of cardboard, while other are made from the many different sizes of cardboard boxes. One of the crafts using pieces of cardboard is a cardboard angel tree topper. Any color of construction paper is used for the angel’s face, and the wings can be cut from a cereal box and then wrapped in aluminum foil. Ribbon is used for the angel’s hair and a paper towel roll (covered in cotton balls and glitter) is used for the body.
Several sizes of cardboard boxes can be covered in colored paper and labeled to make a great office supply organizer for pens, pencils, paperclips, and papers. This can be a fun project for kids to do for their own desk or as a present for one of their parents, or an adult can make a set their own office.
There are regular household items that can be used for creative recycling crafts as well. Old wooden spoons can be used as cute garden markers. The spoons can be painted or left the color they are. Then a picture of the plant can be glued onto the larger end of the spoon and a person can also write the name of the plant vertically on the handle of the spoon.
Wooden spoons can also be used for a scarecrow using small, thin branches from a tree, construction paper, scraps of fabric, yarn, glue, and markers. Old metal forks can be used to make a fun wind chime. Once the teeth of the fork are flattened down, they can be glued together on a string which is then attached to a pole. The pole can even be decorated with crepe paper to make the wind chime more colorful.
Jars and Bottles
Jars and bottles of any shape and size can be used for great recycling crafts. Baby food jars can make beautiful candle holders. First the jar can be completely covered with small colored squares of tissue paper and then when they are dried, all a person needs to do is put a votive candle inside and put a thin ribbon around the neck of the small jar.
Jars can also make snow globes. Finely crushed egg shells can be used instead of glitter so that the craft uses even more recycled items. Decorated jars can be holiday candy holders or decorated appropriately for the season or holiday, the jars can serve as name tags for a person’s place at the dinner table.
For a More Experienced Crafter
If a person is looking for recycling crafts that they can use to decorate their house, there are many great ideas. A person can cover a picture frame with craft paper or paint it a different color to recycle an old item. Old stools and chairs can be recycled and used as night stands, or wood can be laid in between two stools and used as a bench or a desk.
There are many great ideas for recycling crafts. All it takes is a little time and imagination to make something old into something new.