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12 Recycled Craft Projects You’ll Want to Show Off

Earth Day is coming up, which means it’s about time to go out and hug some trees, lay in the grass and just generally enjoy the beauty of the Earth for as long as we can (unless it’s snowing in Chicago, which it has been doing the past few weekends…so the Earth and I are on rough terms right now) 😉

To help celebrate Earth Day, here are a few cute and fun recycled crafts that are great for using up leftover trash or recycling. Most of them are budget-friendly and can probably even  be made with stuff you already have in your house!

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12 Recycled Craft Projects You’ll Want to Show Off

Use an old Mason Jar to save up for an upcoming vacation. Decoupage a map of wherever you’re going for added motivation!

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Light up the night with these DIY Duct tape milk carton lanterns.

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Use an old toilet paper roll tube to create mock phone holder (and speaker!).

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Turn old wine corks into adorable place settings for any holiday or celebration.

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Turn plastic spoons into cute votive holders.

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A busted or broken sweater makes a suuuuper comfy pillow!

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Wine corks also make great trivets for hot plates and pans.

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Turn old jeans into a cute mat.

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Turn a box into a cute hair tie organizer.

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An old out-of-date purse makes a great wreath for hanging flowers on the door.

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Turn a plastic bottle into a cute planter.

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Finally, use toilet paper rolls and tubes to keep your desk organized and tidy.

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9 Cute Llama Crafts

What’s the deal with llamas?

They’re freaking everywhere! From coffee mugs to welcome mats, you can’t walk into a store and NOT see a furry llama wearing sunglasses staring back at you.

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Whether you need a reason to laugh or smile during the day or a reminder to just save the drama for your llama, here are 9 fun llama crafts that are sure to make your day just a little bit brighter!

9 Cute Llama Crafts

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  1. Llama Pinata
  2. Felt Llamas
  3. Llama Bobbins
  4. Llama Vase
  5. Llama Ornament
  6. Little Crocheted Llama
  7. Felt Llama Pin Cushion
  8. Llama Hat
  9. Llama Phone Cover

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The Answer to the Great Question Necklace

Rarely has a book come along that has impressed me quite like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. There’s love! There’s wit! There’s humor! There’s adventure! I’ve read the darn thing twice already and I still laugh out loud and find myself smiling through the entire story.

Hahahah, aww man…it’s the simple humor that gets me every time.

Arguably one of the great parts of the book is when Deep Thought gives the answer – the BIG ANSWER – to Life, the Universe and Everything. Want to know what it is? Read on, weary travelers!

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The Answer to the Great Question Necklace

Materials:

  • Jewelry chain
  • Jewelry wire cutters
  • Clasp (optional)
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Number charms
  • White clay
  • Long earring stem
  • Black clay
  • Green clay
  • Craft knife
  • Mod Podge
  • Painting brush
  • 5-6 funky green beads
  • Jewelry wire (about 8-10 in.)

Directions:

  1. Cut your jewelry chain to the desired length. If it’s too small to fit over your head, you can add a clasp. Otherwise you can just join the two ends with a jump ring, up to you!
  2. Lay your necklace out flat to find the center of the chain. Using jewelry pliers, attach a “4” and a “2” to the middle of the necklace, separated by about 3 or 4 chains.
  3. To make your little Marvin, roll out a dime-sized piece of white clay into a ball. Insert long earring stem into bead to hold it while you work. Roll tiny amount of black clay into a log, then attach to bead to from mouth. Roll out green clay paper thin. Using craft knife, cut two tiny triangles. Attach to mouth as teeth. Bake your bead at 230 degrees F. for about 10 minutes (you can bake it on the earring stem, no need to remove it).
  4. Once my bead was baked and cooled, I did a light coat of Mod Podge and let it dry.
  5. Using pliers, create loop at end of jewelry wire. Place two funky green beads on jewelry wire, followed by Marvin bead, then three more funky beads. Feel free to switch this up however you like! Using pliers, create loop at top end of jewelry wire.
  6. Lay wire with beads next to necklace wherever you’d like it to be. Using wire cutters, cut chain at top and bottom loop of wire with beads, then attach loops of wire to chain using jump rings.
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And there you have it! A necklace showcasing the Answer to the Great Question…of Life, the Universe, and Everything (it’s 42 in case that wasn’t clear…the Answer is 42). 😉

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13 Clever Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

To this day the smell of vinegar always reminds me of coloring Easter eggs with my dad. Boxes of Paas dyes, those crappy metal egg dippers, bowls of dye that would certainly spill and stain the table…all part of the magic of spring family time.

However kids nowadays have so many different ways to decorate their eggs…Mod Podge, markers, temporary tattoos, paint…nothing is off the table, so to speak…except maybe the vinegar…

If you and the kids are looking for a fun and creative way to have fun decorating eggs this year, check out these 13 clever ways to decorate with Easter eggs.

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13 Clever Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

  1. Vinyl Easter Egg Decorations
  2. Marbled Ceramic Easter Eggs
  3. Brush Pen Easter Egg Decorations
  4. Mod Podge Easter Egg Decorations
  5. Finger Paint Easter Eggs
  6. Grid and Gold Easter Eggs
  7. Unicorn Easter Eggs
  8. Comic Book Easter Eggs
  9. Plant-Based Easter Egg Dyes
  10. Faux Fabrege Eggs
  11. Galaxy Eggs
  12. Tattooed Easter Eggs
  13. Robin’s Egg Easter Eggs

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8 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

The luck of the Irish is on everyone’s side today! It may not be gold at the end of the rainbow, but these adorable printables are all coming at you for FREE! How magical is that?!

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8 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

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10 Crochet Bunny Patterns

It may be hard to believe here in the Midwest, but spring is coming!

To help get ready for blooming flowers, pastel colors and an abundance of delicious chocolate candies, here are 10 absolutely too-cute-for-words bunny crochet patterns that you can make during these dark and dreary last days of winter.

10 Crochet Bunny Patterns

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  1. Snuggle Bunny Pillows
  2. Crochet Bunny Slippers
  3. Crochet Baby Chick and Bunny
  4. Crochet Rabbits
  5. Bunny Ornament
  6. Newborn Bunny Hat
  7. Toddler Bunny Hat
  8. Bunny Ear Headband
  9. Crochet Stuffed Bunny
  10. Crochet Bunny Garland

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8 Rainbow Crafts

It may be hard to believe, but spring is on the way! To get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, bright and colorful flowers, and warm weather, here are 8 rainbow crafts that are sure to bring a smile to your face!

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8 Rainbow Crafts

Pom Pom Rainbow Art

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Rainbow Catch All Dish

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Rainbow Cell Phone Holder

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DIY Rainbow Clutch

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Rainbow Sunglasses

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Rainbow Necklace

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Rainbow Pom Pom Mobile

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Rainbow Tie Dye Shoes

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