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5 Easy Recycling Craft Projects with Sara Davies

  1. Read time: 3 minutes
  2. Written by: Crafters Companion
Sara, our Crafting Queen, is always looking for innovative ways to repurpose old items into new creations! Recycling and upcycling are not only important, but also can be a lot of fun. With that in mind, we thought we’d share five upcycling crafts that transform something old into something new! Whether you get involved with the kids or want to enjoy some creative time to yourself, these projects are a great way to create something wonderful!
 
 

Colourful Coasters

Renew old coasters with a splash of colour using paint markers! This simple yet effective project allows you to transform plain or worn-out coasters into vibrant, personalised additions to your summer table. Choose your favourite colours and add unique patterns, doodles, and messages. Not only does this give your coasters a refresh, but it also creates unique home decor. Plus it’s a great project to do with the kids! You could also gift to family and friends. It’s a fun and easy way to breathe new life into old coasters!
  

DIY Gift Bows

Turn your papercrafting scraps and off-cuts into upcycled gift bows! Instead of putting those leftover paper pieces into the recycling bin, create adorable bow decorations for all your presents. A handmade bow adds a unique and personal touch to your gifts, making them even more special. It's an eco-friendly and creative way to use every bit of your crafting materials, plus they’re a great way to save money on buying embellishments. Follow Sara’s tutorial to see how easy they are to make!
 

Handmade Flower Jar

Transform an old jar into a stunning summer garden decoration with some handpicked dried flowers! Start by covering the jar in Mod Podge, then carefully place your dried flowers onto the jar. Finish by adding an extra layer of Mod Podge to seal the design. Hang it from a tree branch, or place it on the garden table with a tealight inside to add a rustic touch. It's an easy way to bring new life to an old jar and add a splash of colour to your garden. For a gorgeous table centrepiece, consider creating these in your wedding colour theme.
 
 

Personalised Photo Cube

Create a handmade photo cube using some old wood and your favourite pictures! This DIY project is a great way to repurpose leftover wood and showcase your memories. A personalised photo cube can add a nostalgic touch to your home decor, make a unique gift, or serve as a sentimental keepsake for your desk at work!
 

Fun Storage Jars for Kids

With a bit of imagination and some craft supplies, you can transform old jars into playful characters. Use spray paint and some paint markers to create Lego characters, monsters, animals, and more - let your imagination run wild! Not only does this project turn old jars into convenient storage, but it also adds a touch of fun and personality to any kids’ bedroom. Check out Sara’s version above!
 
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