DIY Recycled Candy Wrapper Bag
Don't throw out all those candy wrappers, especially now that candy prices are rising; get the most out of your raging sweet tooth by turning those wrappers into a handbag! Kika*de*colores made this bag out of 792 candy wrappers, along with paper from a phone book, yellow burlap, felt, and thread (here's a shot of the bag mid-construction). [via Craftzine]...
30 Amazing Upcycling Ideas To Turn Grocery Bags Into Spectacular Creations
Do you save grocery bags? I do and I have a cabinet dedicated to them. I normally use them as liners for my smaller trash cans and recently, I noticed that I have so many!
Upcylcled Chair, Decoupage Project
I bought an old school chair from a flea market on a trip to Norway. I was actually looking for a chair to paint folk art style but I also found some vintage Donald Duck and Micky Mouse comics at the same time and it seemed a good idea to make this a decoupage project instead. The hard work was preparing the chair for decoupage, sanding by hand and filling dents with wood filler. When the surface was clean and smooth I applied 2 coats of gesso.The gesso acts as a primer and surface to glue…
PLARN Cutting and Knitted Mat
This is a technique I developed for cutting plastic grocery bags into yarn and also a pattern for knitting the plarn into a mat.
DIY Handbag Ideas - 10 Upcycled Bags you can Make Yourself
DIY Handbag Ideas to upcycle your unwanted stuff! Includes links to How to Guides and Tutorials. From bags made from old books to bags made from old jeans.
Plarn Crochet Scrubbies Pattern
Crochet a scrubbie out of plarn! This crochet scrubbies pattern features a video tutorial so you can learn how to crochet with plastic yarn. If you've never worked with plarn before, you're in for a treat! It is so fulfilling to crochet with plastic bags that would have otherwise ended up in the garbage. In fact, this is a completely free project to make because you probably already have plastic bags lying around the house! Whip up these crochet dish scrubbies in a cinch so you have as many…
Crocheted Clothespin Bag from Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn)
Too many plastic bags lying around? Turn them into plarn (plastic bag yarn), and make something useful like this crocheted clothespin bag.
Cutest little reclaimed purse
I have to share this adorable new purse that my 4 year old just received. Her grandmother found it in a local museum gift shop but they are sold online as well. It's a purse made out of a vintage Little Golden Book. It just happens to be one of my 4 year old daughter's favorite Little Golden Books. Have I mentioned before that not only do we have oh-so-many Vintage Fisher Price Little People toys but we also have over 100 old and new Little Golden Books? What can I say, I love the classics…
Recycled Purseability Purse Pattern
Here is a link to HOW TO MAKE PLARN if you don't already have one or know how to do it. Also, you don't have to use plarn if you...
How to Make Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) for Charity Sleep Mats
How to Make Plarn (Plastic Bag Yarn) The first time I learned about plarn (yarn created by cutting and tying together strips of plastic grocery bags), was in 2005 when British designer, Erika Knight was a guest on a TV... keep reading …
25 Ideas of How to Recycle Plastic Bags on America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. ARD is celebrated
Plastic Bag Pot Scrubbers
Crochet plastic bags into little shapes. You can use these to scrub dishes, pots, and other cookware. Buy these pot scrubbers ($12) on Etsy.