Recycling and Reusing Plastic
Many of the ideas listed here are for home organization, but there are also several ideas for reusing plastic as crafts.
My name is Heather and I'm a crochet addict. It's easy to see the warning signs as you walk around my home. Crocheted rugs, crocheted washclothes, crochet dish rags, crocheted pot holders. My favorite rooms for crochet are the kitchen and bath. I love washing with crocheted rags. Dishes are more fun! Bathtime is more fun! Not to mention, I love the overall look of dozens of crocheted wash clothes decorating the kitchen and bath. Odd? Possibly, but these washclothes are so quick and easy, you may just become a crochet addict too!
Lately, I've been crafting with old denim. I always tell people, if the jeans are reusable, give them to someone who can wear them or donate them. However, being the mother of 4 boys, I have plenty of jeans with holes. What I've learned with my recycling efforts, is that there is nothing... I mean nothing.. that you can't jazz up with a little denim.
*Pencil jars from recycled soup cans and denim. (Instructions) - Cost: free.
*Magnetic pocket pencil holders. (Instructions) - Cost: free.
*Journals and calendars with denim covers (Instructions) - Cost: $2-3.00
*A band from an old Pringles can and denim (Instructions) - Cost: free.
This clever craft let you jazz up a journal, a photo album or a calendar. The recycled denim from old blue jeans is the perfect material. A well placed pocket holds pens, photos, or odds and ends until they can be placed in the book.
Here are the Instructions
Believe it or not, it's not that difficult to crochet a granny square and sew the squares into a beautiful homemade afghan.
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- Denim Book Cover from Old Blue Jeans
- How to Make Plastic Yarn from Grocery Bags
- Granny Square Afghan
- Join Granny Squares for a Crochet Project
- Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaner
- Knit a Hat on a Knifty Knitter Loom
- Make Paper
- Crochet a Wash Cloth
- Color Eggs Naturally with Food
- Dye Eggs with Food Coloring
- Reuse Toilet Paper Rolls to Start Seeds
- Reuse Plastic Bottles
- Crochet a Granny Square
- Crochet a Heart
- Egg Shell Crafts
- Crochet a Rectangular Bathroom Rug