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Recycled Crafts That Don’t Look Like Trash

If you like using what you have on hand to make craft projects, then you’ll love this roundup of Mod Podge recycled crafts. These are great budget ideas that are family friendly!

Recycled Crafts That Don't Look Like Trash

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 “crafts with trash” category – which leads me to believe that all of you love them!

One of my favorite crafts using recycles on this blog is the DIY desk organizer I made with cereal boxes and paper towel rolls (#1 in the list below). Since then I’ve done quite a few additional crafts with materials that others would consider to be garbage! I’m kind of obsessed.

The nice thing is that typically these crafts also 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 40 great ideas.

Recycled Crafts

Here are some great ideas for crafts using recycled materials! Make unique projects with stuff that would normally be thrown away.

What are your favorite crafts made with recycling? Let me know in the comments! You can also check out some additional ideas by watching the video in this post.

Natasha @ Insidenatashashead

Thursday 30th of May 2013

This post is so full of great ideas!! I hope I get to make some of this stuff soon. I found you through Madigan Made, and I'm super glad I did!


Friday 26th of April 2013

Hi Amy, Love your site! Amazing Ideas - They're all simply superb. I'm a crafter too and love to experiment with stuff especially jars, bottles, tins etc. Do check out my blog at Thank you and Once again, Love your work :)


Sunday 21st of April 2013

Love the roundup! There are some really great ideas I'd never thought of before (like CD coasters!)


Friday 19th of April 2013

Thanks lovie for featuring me in your round up. Woo to the hoo!


Friday 19th of April 2013

Amy, I am SO glad I came across your website! I'm a cardmaker/paper crafter and I've been feeling limited in my project repertoire -- but the possibilities seem endless now that I know about Mod Podge! I'm excited to combine my stamping, punches and paper with Mod Podge to create wonderful, handmade things. Thank you!!!