Wine Cork Crafts

Wine Cork Crafts

Let’s face it- wine corks have a way of adding up! But throwing them away seems wasteful, so we all end up with an overflowing bag of corks. Here are some ideas and wine cork crafts that may inspire you to reuse them in crafty and creative ways.

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Cardboard Crafts and Project Ideas

Cardboard Crafts and Project Ideas

Cardboard- boxes, tubes, and otherwise- is one of those things that can really add up in the recycle bin. Or, in the case of boxes, be hard to get rid of “because it’s a really good box”, leading to box hoarding! But there’s a third option to consider- cardboard crafts because it’s such a fantastic canvas for any number of upcycle ideas and craft projects. Here are some inventive ways to repurpose cardboard in creative and functional ways.Read more ›

Recycling Ideas and Crafts for Earth Day

Recycling Ideas and Crafts for Earth Day

Let’s be honest- a lot of “recycled crafts” that use items from the trash can or recycle bin are geared toward kids. And while that’s perfectly fine, of course, I prefer recycling ideas and crafts that are more appealing to adults. Especially if they turn out beautifully enough to display at home. So, in honor of Earth Day this year, I thought I’d collect my favorite recycling ideas and Earth Day crafts that don’t look like they started as waste.Read more ›

Recycled Crafts from Stuff You’d Normally Toss

Recycled Crafts from Stuff You’d Normally Toss

The recycle bin and trash can are receptacles that fill up with any number of things. Some of it is proper waste, of course, but you may be tossing things into these bins that could be crafted with. From wine corks to cardboard tubes, there are loads of recycled crafts and project ideas for items destined for these bins. Instead of tossing them out, however, perhaps one of these creative ideas will grab your attention and have you retrieving them from the bins.Read more ›

Craft Projects from the Recycling Bin

Craft Projects from the Recycling Bin

The recycling bin is an excellent source of relatively free craft supplies. Whether you are tossing out a food container or yesterday’s newspaper, the bin is full of creative possibilities. Many people may also be surprised at how many “recyclable” items aren’t accepted by their local curbside pickup. Municipalities and counties often have strict policies on what can go in their recycling bins.Read more ›

Upcycling a Coffee Canister with Cork Fabric

Upcycling a Coffee Canister with Cork Fabric

After recently spotting a West Elm ad for some “crushed soda can vases”, I was inspired to turn to my recycling bin for a new project. It seemed like good timing, with Earth Day right around the corner. So, I grabbed a coffee canister from our bin of “recyclables that can’t be recycled here” and put my thinking cap on.Read more ›

Repurposing Ideas for Face Masks

Repurposing Ideas for Face Masks

While we’re not there yet, my hope is that in the near-ish future, we won’t need to wear face masks constantly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to wear them until we’re at comfortably safe place! But, if you’re anything like me, you’ll ultimately be left with a pile of masks and unsure what to do with them. So, I thought it might be fun to come up with a few repurposing ideas for a fabric face mask (which is the kind of I’ve been wearing for the past year).Read more ›

Seed Bombs for Earth Day

Seed Bombs for Earth Day

Have you ever re-repurposed something? In other words, you repurposed an item…and then decided to repurpose it again as something else. Well, to celebrate Earth Day this year, I decided to re-repurpose a small muffin pan that I had upcycled for the Charlotte Region ReStore(s)’ blog. And for its second project, I wanted to make some wildflower seed bombs.Read more ›

50+ Recycled Crafts from Your Trash Can and Recycling Bin

50+ Recycled Crafts from Your Trash Can and Recycling Bin

Our recycling bins and trash cans are full of potential when it comes to recycled crafts. When I wrote this in 2020, most of us were stuck at home and in need of activities to keep us occupied. So, I put together this fun collection of craft ideas from waste materials; some of them come from the recyclables, and others from stuff we’d throw away.
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DIY Dryer Balls from Wool Yarn

DIY Dryer Balls from Wool Yarn

If you’re anything like me, then you may be looking for green tips, Earth friendly products, or whatever you can do to be more eco-conscious. And one thing I have heard over and over again is that dryer sheets are toxic and/or bad for the environment. So, I decided to try my hand at making some dryer balls using wool yarn I found at the thrift store.

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