Tag Archive: recycled craft

Simple Felt and Burlap Thanksgiving Turkey Banner

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner – made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

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Upcycled Dryer Vent Halloween Wreath

From trash to treasure: an old dryer vent becomes a festive Halloween wreath. Halloween craft, dryer vent pumpkin, easy Halloween decoration.

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Pikachu Box Top Collection Box for the Classroom

This year I was suckered into graciously volunteered to be Room Parent for my son’s 3rd grade class. While it will take up a considerable amount of my free time at some points of the year it should also make great blog fodder. Like today and this fun and easy Pikachu Box Top Collection Box. …

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Kids Craft – Strawberry Basket Craft for May

If you are looking for a fun craft for your kids for May Day or Mother’s Day, I present you with the classic, berry basket May Basket. When I used to teach day care we did a lot of crafts with strawberry baskets and those little square milk cartons, mostly because they were so plentiful. …

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Festive and Frugal Easter Wreath

It is almost time to replace the Valentine’s Day wreath on my front door with something for the new month. I decided to skip over St. Patrick’s Day this year, even though I am 31% Irish, and move on to Easter. Like the Valentine’s Day wreath I decided not to spend any money and only …

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2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

Here it is after two awesome weeks of sharing: the Final Round Up of all the amazing ornaments exchanged this year in the 2015 Ornament Exchange. We’ve added all of the ornaments in the exchange to the Link Up below and we encourage you to share yours too. Welcome to the first 2015 Holiday Ornament …

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Turkey in Disguise

The assignment: Use markers, crayons, material, etc. to make a disguise for this turkey so he won’t be eaten for Thanksgiving. The result: A mutant ninja turtle pizza chef complete with a double extra large pepperoni and mutagen pizza. Turkey? I don’t see a turkey? oooh! Pizza…. He did all of the work except for …

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2 Easy Upcycled Halloween Projects

When I saw these two projects on Pinterest I knew I had to make them because they are cute and FREE! Did I mention they didn’t cost me anything to make them? First is the Witches Brooms. I admit I bought the sign for $1 awhile ago. You could make your own with some wood …

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A few fun uses for old Christmas Cards

I have saved all of my old Christmas cards for years, at least the tops of them, because I knew I could make something with them. To make my pile even larger, I also saved all of the business ones sent to the company I used to work for from our customers and suppliers. This …

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Paper Bag/ Toilet Paper Tube Turkey

Here’s a fun and easy upcycled craft using a simple toilet paper tube and paper bag. Older kids can handle it on their own while the younger set will need assistance with the assembly. You will need: toilet paper tube paper lunch-sized bag paint scrap red and yellow construction paper google eyes (or paint) stapler …

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Christmas Decorations from Medicine Cup

Between J and my allergies, his sleep issues, and random colds here and there, we have a lot of these little cups. There is something about me that just hates to throw things away. I probably learned it from my mother who learned it from hers. “Maybe I can make something out of it.” It drives my …

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Used the third part of my grape plant – the vine!

For the first time since I planted them 7 years ago, I have used all three parts of my grape plants. In Spring it was Stuffed Grape Leaves In Summer it was raisins (the Thompsons) and Red Grape Lavender Jelly (with the red table grapes). Now that Fall is here it was time to cut …

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