Earth Day is upon us! And you know what that means – time for some awesome recycled crafts. One of the largest categories on this blog is the recycled crafts category – which leads me to believe that all of you love them! The nice thing is that typically recycled crafts fall into the budget category, and with a little Mod Podge on hand, sometimes they are even free. So dig through your trash/recycling bin and then hit the craft stash to see what you have. Then get to decoupaging. Here are 20 great ideas.
Puzzle Piece Magnets
It happens to the best of us – we lose puzzle pieces. Don't throw the rest away, because you can easily turn them into magnets.
Turn an old pop can holder into soup can storage with your favorite scrapbook papers.
Get the how-to at Then She Made
There's nothing easier than decoupaging punched out paper to old foam trays, turning them into useful decor/storage.
Pop Can Keychain
Lindsay turned her favorite beverage can into a keychain with Dimensional Magic.
A Frappuccino box and old container get a facelift with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.
If you are a tea lover like me, just save the bags and then decorate a clipboard in this patchwork style.
This is one of my favorite recycled projects of all time. Johnnie used old magazines and Mod Podge to create a useful dish.
Light Bulb Ornaments
You never have to throw out a burned out Christmas light again – you can upcycle it into an ornament.
Grocery Bag Holder
This solution to storing grocery bags is brilliant – Amanda made it from an old wipe container.
Cereal Box Notepads
Don't throw your cereal boxes away! Turn them into covers for brand new notepads.
Turn old Altoid tins into convenient storage with washi tape and Mod Podge.
Mid Century Magnets
With some old bottle caps, you too can make these mid century clock magnets. Jessica provides the graphics.
Turn old pickle jars into craft storage with fabric and scrapbook embellishments.
Use old magazines and a circle cutter to make this interesting wall art.
I never know what to do with those old phone books – this pencil holder idea is brilliant!
I can't believe this cute little summer purse was created from a cereal box, bandana and Mod Podge.
Chest of Drawers
This little chest of drawers is even smaller than you think. It's made of old matchboxes!
Use old CDs and your favorite papers to create these unique coasters.
I used Mod Podge and fabric to turn old holiday tins into useful storage.
Melanie turned an old tin can into a vase using fabric, and I love her addition of the bow.
Learn how she did it at You Are My Fave