Crochet Button from Fishing LineEven small but original things can perfectly highlight your look. I figured out how to crochet this button from a fishing line. Thanks to the fishing line, this button has a solid shape. It is very easy and not long to make.
Nautical Decor with Easy Wood StandI used an idea for a wooden pumpkin to make this lantern candle holder stand.
World Map BlanketI really like the combination of rough burlap with satin fabric. I just had a piece of blue satin fabric that reminded me of the surface of the ocean. And the rough burlap reminds me of soil. So I got the idea to combine these two contrasting fabrics and sew a blanket in the form of a world map. I didn't buy burlap, but used four burlap bags. So even from the bags, you can sew this original blanket.
Belt with Braided BarkOriginal accessories will stand you out from the crowd. I figured out how to make this original belt decorated with braided bark. It is very easy to make, especially if you know how to braid 3 strands.
Old-Looking Compass from JunkAfter watching a YouTube video on making an old compass from a teething ring purchased from Dollar Tree, I came up with this original idea.
Bangles from Plastic BottleLots of plastic bottles are thrown away every day, that are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly. I figured out how to make bangles out of plastic bottles. It's very simple and costs absolutely nothing. Use colorful plastic bottles to get colorful bangles.
Origami EnvelopeThis is a really cute and impressive way to send a letter, a message or an invitation.
Pendant from Drink CanUpcycle a drink can into this beautiful pendant. The geometric shapes of this pendant will match a laconic look. You can make earrings in the same way.
Beaded Pendant from Drink CanInstead of trashing a drink can, make a pendant out of it. This is fairly easy and quickly to make. You can use beads in different colors. This pendant can be a nice gift.
Beaded Bracelet Using Old Brass ZipperIf you have an old brass zipper, then don't throw it away. You can use it to craft this bracelet. It is not difficult to make. This bracelet looks very original.
Making New Candles From Used OnesOne of our daily traditions and incredible comforts in this time is to light a candle for Dad every evening in front of a photo of him. At first, my mum and I were spending so much money on the mass amounts of candles. Soon enough, we realized it was best to turn the used candles into new ones. If you enjoy scented candles, follow the additional step to add your favourite aroma. My father's favourite aroma was Jasmine!
Toilet Paper PumpkinsMaking toilet paper pumpkins for fall home decor is a wonderfully easy craft to complete. Use a simple, no-sew method to create these delightful pretty fabric home pumpkin accents.
Key and Wallet Holder DecorThis is a quick, decorative craft I created for my husband who likes to throw his keys and wallet on the top of his nice, oak desk. I was afraid it would get scratched and thought it would look tidier to make this cute little key/wallet holder. I picked up the crate and trim on the Dollar Tree clearance rack for $1 and the 3D stickers for $1. Total cost: $2
Copper Earrings from Old TransformerDisassembling a transformer from an old computer, I found copper foil and decided to make earrings from it. The copper foil is easy to fold, so I decided to fold the earrings. I really liked the simple and original look of these earrings.
Buckle from Drink CanIf you need a small buckle, you can quickly and easily make one from pull tag of a drink can. This buckle will fit a strap about 1 inch wide. You can also paint the buckle any color you like.
Bangle with Beads and RibbonSatin ribbon looks great with beads. Original, but at the same time simple weave of ribbons distinguishes this bangle. I used blue beads and white ribbon, but you can use any other color combination.
Origami Copper TulipI like origami, so I decided to try using the origami technique not for paper, but for copper foil. As a result, I got a very beautiful tulip. You can use this tulip as a brooch or decorate something with it.
Paper BookmarkAs a child, my friends and I made such bookmarks. If you have never made such bookmarks, then I would be happy to share this idea with you. You can make these bookmarks with your children.
Beaded Denim BroochYou don't need expensive materials to make new jewelry. To make this beautiful brooch, I used a piece of old jeans, a piece of a plastic shampoo bottle, a few beads and crystals. It is easy and quick to make such a brooch.
Flower from Plastic BottleYou can make a beautiful flower from a simple plastic bottle. I used an iron to make this flower, not a candle flame. The hottest iron is not hot enough to melt plastic, so you won't ruin your iron or get charred edges on the petals, but it will be enough to make the flower petals curved. I also like this method because, unlike a candle flame, you cannot stain the petals with soot.
Candle Holder from Drink CanFrom a soda can you can quickly and easily make a candle holder. And if you use wire from an old transformer, then this candle holder will cost you absolutely nothing.
Zipper EarringsIf you like unusual jewelry, then this project is for you. You can easily make original earrings from an old bronze zipper. One zipper is enough to make several pairs of earrings.
Fabric Wall ArtHave some artistic looking fabric scraps? Turn them into wall art.
Transform Stud Earrings Using Plastic BottleYou can transform simple ball stud earrings into original and beautiful stud earrings with a plastic bottle. It is not difficult at all and will cost you nothing at all.
Hot Glue Phone Case Using Baking SleeveThere are many craft projects on how to make a phone case using hot glue and baking paper. I wanted to make such a cover, but I just ran out of baking paper at home. So I thought about what can replace the baking paper. And I came up with the idea of using a baking sleeve. It is even better suited for making a phone case, as the film follows the contours of the phone better than paper.
Beads from Plastic BottleThere are many ways to use plastic bottles in craft. I suggest you make beads out of plastic bottles. It is not difficult at all and will not take much time.
Shabby Chic Kleenex BoxThis is made from a wood planter and some rub-on decals.
Fabric Butterfly HairpinThis stunning looking butterfly hair clip is made of painted chiffon fabric. This is an easy, fast, inexpensive and perfect for adding a touch of personality project. Great for gifts too!
Diamond Beaded BagI ordered an inexpensive "diamond bead" kit from China and although I didn't much care for the cat design, I figured I could come up with a way to learn how to do the craft and make something other than a picture. I ended up decorating a cute cell phone purse for my grandaughter.
Feather Earrings Made of Fabric and WireThese earrings are distinguished by their feather shape and laconic design. I used a piece of velvet fabric and copper wire from an old transformer, so it cost almost nothing.
Crocheted Baby BootiesSince I had some leftover yarn and didn't want to discard it, I decided to make an old-fashioned pair of baby booties. With leftover yarn, you can make "free" baby gifts!
Shank Button from Old Aluminum CanI want to share with you my idea for making Shank Buttons. This project will help not only to make original buttons, but also to reuse old aluminum cans.
Paw Print Key Case Made of Plastic BottlesUsing plastic bottles in crafty DIY projects is a great way to save money and minimize environmental impact. I used a plastic water bottle and shampoo bottle to make this key case.
Travel BagToday, I'm sharing my new craft made from scraps. Materials are easy to find at home just like old newspapers and card boards. The best thing is - it's wearable and useful.
Space Rocket Window ArtLearn new exciting crafts made from scraps at home. I have a cut out bottom of a plastic bottle. At first I thought of turning it into a paint palette but I had a better idea.
Bark BangleIf you like unusual jewelry, then you will definitely like this bangle. As you might have guessed from the title, this bangle is made from bark. I used walnut bark and added some beads. This bangle will cost you almost nothing.
Wire and Denim Tree of Life PendantThe Tree of Life is a popular and universal symbol that has been used all over the world for centuries. To make this Tree of Life Pendant, I used denim from old jeans, copper wire from an old transformer and goldstone chips with holes. I really like the combination of blue denim with copper wire and brown goldstone. It is not difficult and not expensive to make this pendant.
Vintage SuitcaseI love vintage items and decided to decorate this wooden suitcase I picked up at a thrift store to look vintage.
Stuffed Whale Wall DecorI'm starting to decorate the walls of my room and my first project is this stuffed wall figure. Flat drawings are too common. In this project, it's like you're making a stuffed toy but out of scratch papers.
Beads from Old JeansIf you have small pieces of old jeans left, you can make beads out of them. Denim beads go well with wood beads and leather cord. Using jeans of different colors, you will get multi-colored denim beads.
Origami Folded LetterWrite a message on a piece of plain paper and fold it into what looks like an envelope. This is a really cute and thoughtful way to send out love or invitations. In this digital age, it would probably be very much appreciated over the usual text messages.
DIY Sea GlassBecause I couldn't find any inexpensive sea glass to use for decorating a terrarium I was going to make, I decided to figure out a way to make my own.
Boho Feather PendantsAmazingly easy and impressive crafty make for older children and teenagers. You can make these as plain and simple or as fancy and colourful as you like
Dry Paint Distressed BuffetBought this vintage buffet for $60. I wanted to try out a different type of "distressed" paint look and found this interesting method called "Dry Paint Distressing".
Coffee LampshadeCoffee is one of the world's favorite drinks. The amount of coffee waste is very high. I want to show you how to make the environmentally friendly, very light and strong enough lampshade from recycled coffee grounds. This method is very easy and can be used to make many other things.
Terrarium in a Five-Gallon JugSo this has been sitting around in our garage for a few months! My husband thought it was cool so he bought it at a garage sale for $1. He loved the idea I came up with of using it for a terrarium. We aren't too good at taking care of houseplants, so a terrarium that needs little attention is our way to go.
Dinosaur Counting PuzzleTeach toddlers to count 1 to 10 with a simple interactive puzzle. Make them participate in this craft and let them enjoy the game. It will develop analytic skills on putting the parts in exact place and learn basic counting as well.
Portable Crochet Photo FrameThis crochet frame not only looks original but is lightweight so you can carry it with you. It can be hung on a wall or placed on a table. It can also be a great DIY birthday present. Instead of a photo, you can insert a picture and use it as a double sided card.
Origami Dove Brooch from Old JeansOrigami is the art of paper folding. I made this brooch by folding denim from old jeans instead of paper. I used the origami scheme for folding a dove.
Upcycled Water Faucet DecorI saw this birdhouse made with an old water faucet. Since I had some old plumbing supplies that belonged to my grandpa, I came up with this craft decor using a water faucet and a handle. The "birdhouse" was something I found at a thrift store.
Concrete ButterflyThis butterfly is made from simple cement. The cost of cement is not that high, so making this butterfly is not expensive and not difficult. You can glue it with instant glue to any hard surface.
Sequins from Fish ScalesIf you need sequins to decorate something not big, but do not want to spend money, then make sequins yourself from fish scales. You can also dye these sequins any color.
DIY Wiggly EyesWiggly eyes are hard to find in my place nowadays. I have gone to so many craft stores and I just couldn't find them. And maybe due to this pandemic, the supply of this craft material in my area has become scarce as it is not part of the essentials. Then I found out a simple hack on this at home.
Lantern Flower ArrangementFlowers can be used in so many ways. This is a "lantern leftover" from my son's spring wedding. I decorated it with florals, greenery, and a candle. This will be used as a centerpiece on a buffet we are refinishing.
Fairy Light Dome SouvenirSouvenirs are always present in occasions especially on weddings. We all want to impress our guests with the most unique giveaways. If you are in a tight budget, you can never find the good looking ones for a low cost. You can always choose a DIY option to get your desired quality. Just make sure you do it the earliest possible to save your time for the big day.
Woven Paper Basket PlanterI wanted to weave a nice basket to hide a plastic flower pot inside. Sheets of paper were perfect for this. It is not difficult at all and very cheap.
Jagged Edge Bangle Using Old Transformer WireThis beautiful bangle is made of copper wire from an old transformer. It will cost you absolutely nothing. All you need is crocheting skills and patience.
Reversible Japanese Knot BagUse old jeans of different colors to sew this original Japanese bag. This bag is made of two different fabrics and is reversible. You will get two different looks in one bag.
Lampshade out of Transparent Duct TapeHot glue and expired eyeshadow will help you transform a simple transparent sticky tape into this original lampshade. Making this lampshade is not difficult and not expensive. It is washable and durable, but can only be used with a LED bulb.
Making a Concrete RingIf you like unusual jewelry, then a concrete ring is definitely for you. I figured out how to make this ring without spending almost anything. All you need is quite a bit of a mixture of concrete, wire from an old transformer and... half a potato. The head of this ring is made of concrete and the shank is made of wire.
Skeleton KeysI needed some keys to hang on this cute wall hanging. It was hard to find the size I needed without spending a lot of money. I decided to make some from wood and paint with metallic paint to make them look like a real key.
Flower Bracelet from Plastic Cosmetic ContainersDo not throw empty plastic cosmetic containers out. I suggest you turn them into this beautiful flower bracelet. You will have a new piece of jewelry that will cost you almost nothing, and you will also save the earth by upcycling your plastic containers.
Pizza Wall Hanging Using a Bike Spoke Wire FormThis was a labor of love. I joined a wreath addicts group and when these spoke forms became the new "it" craft, I casually mentions they looked like a pizza! Someone casually mentions I should make one. Challenge Accepted!
Decorated Greeting CardsUsing dried leaves and flowers, I made this greeting card from a package of cards (with imprinted information) someone was giving away.
Our Nest is Best Pizza Pan CraftI just love these pizza pan crafts. This will be my second one. Everything is from the dollar tree except for my yard twigs. Hope you like it!
Reversible Hot PadThese are hot pads I made to coordinate with my dishes for a more decorative table setting. Definition of a hot pad - a pad for use under a hot dish to protect a table. (They are not potholders! Potholders are used for protection from the heat when removing something hot from the stove or oven.)
How to Decorate Fabric with Wire FlowersI don't know who first came up with the idea for making flowers from wire and nail polish, but it's a really great idea. I want to share not only my way of forming such flowers, but my idea of decorating fabric with them, for example, denim.
Dried Flower ArrangementIt's fun to collect flowers while taking walks in our neighborhood and pressing them for craft projects. You can add a wedding announcement to a dried flower arrangement and design it into a picture frame to present it as a wedding gift.
Interlaced Wire Pendant with Goldstone ChipsIt is very easy to make this pendant. It is made of copper wire from an old transformer and several goldstone chips. You can use any other semiprecious stones with holes.
Dresser UpcycleHere is another dresser upcycle. I picked this up for $40 at a yard sale. There were marker scribblings all over it, so I decided to paint it to go into a room I was re-decorating. It is painted to match some of the other pieces of furniture I have in the room.
Folded Beaded Brooch from Old JeansDon't throw away your old jeans. Fold a few denim circles, add beads and you will have this original brooch. I like very much the contrast between the raw edge of the denim and the pearlescent color of the beads.
Multicolor Adhesive Tape BookmarksI wanted to find a use for my expired dry eyeshadow. I used it to color the transparent adhesive tape. The result is original multicolor bookmarks. Shiny eyeshadow adds a delightful shine to the bookmarks.
Portable Mini Plant TerrariumIf you have a desire to carry your favorite plant with you, then this portable terrarium is for you. I have come up with a very convenient and easy-to-make terrarium. All you need are two jars with lids and wire. I used copper wire from an old transformer.
Custom Made Jewelry BoxMy daughter has a huge collection of necklaces. We've tried various ways of organizing them and then came up with this customized jewelry cupboard which stores 50 necklaces.
Keepsake Laundry Room SignLast summer, I was able to get a can full of old plumbing supplies that belonged to my grandfather who was a plumber for a small town in Nevada during the 1930s and 1940s. Not knowing what to do with the old faucets, etc., I came up with this keepsake idea to display the plumbing parts.
Wooden Daisy FlowersMy Valentine's Day gift: flowers and chocolates! My husband made the flowers from wood and attached a dowel. After I had eaten the chocolate centers, I decided to repurpose the flowers and made this cute hanging for my patio area.
Bottle DecorI made this cute decor using old food bottles: two Snapple drink bottles, a Worcestershire sauce bottle, and an old maple syrup bottle.
Case From a Shampoo BottleRecycling and reusing plastic bottles is a great way to minimize environmental impact and save money. Make this case from a shampoo bottle to house pens and craft supplies. Impress and interest people around you with your sustainable efforts.
Aluminum Foil LampshadeAluminum foil is a rather fragile material. I figured out how to make an original lampshade from aluminum foil. All you need is aluminum foil, crochet skills and patience.
Wire Woven RingI used a copper wire from an old transformer and nails to create a weather tool. So it is not at all expensive and not difficult to make this original ring.
Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Fishing LineYou don't need an elastic band to make a bracelet stretch. I came up with a special way of stringing of beads on a fishing line, which made this bracelet not only stretchable, but also original looking.
Intertwined Bead and Wire Crochet BraceletThin wire from an old transformer is an excellent material for crocheting original jewelry. This time I decided to use a lot of beads. Since I wanted the bracelet to be not only crocheted, but also intertwined, I decided to crochet the rings, which I then connected - intertwined. I also used pearlescent beads for decoration. This is how the idea of this bracelet was born.
Flower Pot from Cement and Old JeansNever throw away old jeans. Since denim is a fairly durable fabric and also absorbs concrete mix well, I used old jeans to make the petals of this flower-shaped flowerpot. This flowerpot looks beautiful not only on a lawn, but also on any hard surface in the yard or inside the house. It will delight you with its "bloom", even in winter.
Mother's Day CardI saved this empty tea box cardboard package and finally figured out what to make with it, a Mother's Day card! It's sort of like a book and in the empty space, I decided to put a clear cover so I can write notes on the punch out hearts for my mom to read and slid in money as a partial gift!
Copper Wire Unicorn from Old TransformerCopper wire is an excellent material for creativity. I want to show you how easy it is to make a copper wire unicorn without spending almost any money. I used wire from an old transformer. Let's transform an old transformer!
Leather Cord and Beads BraceletWhy spend money on jewelry when you can make it yourself? Leather cord, some pearlescent beads and a little patience and you will get a great bracelet. I really like the combination of leather and pearlescent beads.
New Braided Belt From an Old BeltEven if your old belt looks very disgusting, don't rush to throw it away. Use the buckle and double sided satin ribbon to braid a new cute unique belt.
Fabric Rose BroochNever discard double-sided fabric scraps, even if they are very small. You can use them to make a great rose brooch.
How to Turn a Funnel into a Bud VaseWhy spend money on buying a bud vase when you can make it yourself? From a glass funnel and copper transformer wire, you will get a very original bud vase.
Champagne Bottle LampshadeBy recycling glass bottles, we help reduce pollution and waste. I like the shape of champagne bottles, this why I decided to use them to create an original lampshade.
How to Make a Thin Crochet HookOnce I wanted to crochet a micro amigurumi, but I did not have a thin crochet hook at hand. I got the idea to make this crochet hook myself from a needle. It's not difficult at all and will cost you almost nothing.
Making Shank Buttons Using ConcreteI want to share with you a method I have invented for making shank buttons out of concrete. This is a very easy and cheap method. As a result, you will get very original shank buttons.
Seed Pack GiftsYou can save back seeds from organic produce. I get a subscription box and with it, sometimes heirloom varieties that I want to experiment with or share with friends who garden. To save seeds, you basically soak them for a minute to rinse off the goop and leave them out to dry on a paper towel for a day or so before storage. This project teaches you how to make cute, simple seed packs for gifting.
Cute Mini XOXO Wood SignDo you have any thin/small wood scraps? You can create cute little wood signs as Valentine's decorations.
Yarn Heart DecorationInstead of purchasing a new plant pot for a specific holiday, you could make reusable decorations.
Aluminum Leaf EarringsThese 2 sets of aluminum leaf earrings are made from scrap aluminum from disposable pie pans and also an aluminum seal from a coffee can.
Converting a Drawer Unit Into a FootstoolI recently gave a very large desk to a gal just across the road from me. I had used it less and less over the last year, so it was time.
Upcycled Water Bottle Indoor PlanterMake these cute indoor holiday themed planters with items you have around your home. They make a cute decor touch and are great for your plants to propagate in (instead of a plain plastic cup).
DIY Crayon LipglossYup you read it right. I'm going to show you how to make lipgloss out of crayons! It's really fun and easy, and it's interesting to try different crazy colors and see which is your favorite.
Big Soap BubblesSo I know winter is approaching and these aren't really typical to see at this time of year, but you can use them inside too! You just have to be prepared to clean up a little bit of a mess:)
Buttoned Headband for MasksThis headband is helpful when you have to wear a mask for extended periods of time and don't want the pressure on your ears. Your mask's straps loop around the buttons near your ears. I originally made this for my sister who is a makeup artist and has to be extra protective for herself and her clients at work. I used an old t-shirt's sleeve for this headband.
Soap JelliesOkay yes this sounds unusual, but these are in fact really cool and playful. They make traditional soap fun and more interesting for sure!! I found many recipes and ideas online, but when I tried them, the jellies would just fall apart and these so far have not done that! So I'd like to share how I make them and hopefully these will be a fun project for you to enjoy:)