Happy Earth Day. I thought it might be fun to share some fun recycled craft and decorating ideas found in blog land. These are not only earth friendly but something fun you can do as a family.
We all know those dreaded plastic bags at the grocery store are not the most ideal things to use. But if your like me and you keep forgetting to take your reusable bag into the store with you, sometimes acquiring them just happens. So what to do with all those bags.
Once you have your Plarn you can go to town (especially if you have knitting or crocheting skills).
Or using the plastic netting found on some produce you could even make scrubbies for your kitchen sink like these HERE.
The Lucky Ladybird shares this fun tutorial (HERE) on turning your Plastic Grocery bags into a fun basket.
Want to re-use those plastic bags without making the plarn? Try fusing them together. Amanda over at Etsy Labs give you a a lesson on fusing plastic bags tutorial HERE.
And once you’ve learned how to do that you can make all sorts of goodies like this adorable creation by jmesdiylounge found on Craftster. See her Extreme Plastic Bag Makeover tutorial HERE.
Or you could try your hand at something similar to this cute tote by the fabulous Betz White. This lady is amazing she makes rain hats and much more from fused bags.
I was thinking this technique would be perfect for reusable school lunch bags, hats, possibly even a little raincoat.
Looking for something fun to do without using the plastic?
Making friends dot com has a fun craft your kids will love using a cardboard roll (from wrapping paper) and some tinfoil and popcorn kernels (the unpopped ones at the bottom of the bag if your really into recycling). See their Rainstick instructions HERE.
I’m all about re-purposing clothes. You can do it too. Make a simple field bag like White Oak School shows HERE.
Recycled Crafts dot com is a wonderful blog devoted to sharing a variety of repurposed crafts. Check them out you won’t be disappointed.
I’m using my son’s destroyed vinyl blinds as plant markers this year because of this tutorial HERE by Julie Finn.
Other excellent blogs that help you with recycled crafts.
Happy Green Crafting!