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Cute little bird craft


This craft project is cute and easy to do. And it’s a go green crafting project, too, as I have used recycled fabric for it.

blue bird craft project

blue bird craft project

It’s a tiny stuffed soft bird toy. I have used an old t-short fabric for it. I have crocheted the wings and made legs out of old piece of wire.

blue bird craft project

blue bird craft project

This bird makes a great toy or just a pretty decoration for your home. I have hand stitched it and it about min to sew this bird by hand. Check out my Pinterest board or Facebook for instpiration crafting ideas and for green crafts.

More decoupage ideas: decoupage on plastic bottle – making a plastic bottle vase


I find it no harder to decoupage on plastic, then it is to decoupage on glass or wood. Here is a nice decoupage idea for you: making a plastic bottle vase:

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

This is a milk plastic bottle. It’s made out of transparent plastic. You can go ahead and decoupage right on it. But in my experience transparent, green or brown plastic bottles do not turn out well that way. So, first you have to paint the part of the bottle or the entire plastic bottle you wish to decoupage.

I used white paint for this decoupage idea and painted only a middle part of the plastic bottle.

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

Then when the paint has dried up I decoupaged it over with spring flower napkin. I used glue for this project. Sometimes I use transparent furniture polish.

I pricked holes on the top part of the plastic bottle vase. Then I crochet it over with green yarn.

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

Then I glued the silver ribbon using thermal glue. I have put some of the colored salt inside the vase, as I am planning to use it in my bathroom to store brushes in.

 

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

decoupage ideas: plastic bottle decoupage

As the plastic bottle vase is very light, it easily turn over. The salt makes it look even nicer and makes it stand firm. That’s an easy to do DIY decoupage idea and a good idea for recycling crafting.

Crochet diy bracelet and pendent with glass stones


I love crochet diy bracelets and other handmade jewelry. For one it is unique and no one else has ecxactly the same thing. Plus, these things do look special.

crochet diy bracelet

crochet diy bracelet

One of the best things about handmade jewelry is that you can easily make it yourself. You need to learn only some basic crafting skills, such as basic crocheting, for instance. Then the choice is limited by your imagination and creativity only. This set of diy bacelet and pedent was real easy to make. It took me about half an hour to make it.

The only supplies I used for it was the yarn, glass stones and glue. Here is how I made this diy bracelet: I crocheted the base measuring it against the stone. Then I used rubber glue to fix the stone in the crochet base. That’s it. The craft is easy, but the diy bracelet look great. You may couple it by a pair of stone crocheted ear rings, too.

Crafting handmade jewelry: crochet pendent and bracelet


This far I have made some handmade jewelry pieces. It’s a new crochet and recycled carft project.

recycled craft handmade jewelry

recycled craft handmade jewelry

It’s a pendent and a bracelet. I used metal discs for the pendent. I crocheted over three of them and joined them together on one string with a bead. I used plastic bottle as the base for my bracelet. I crocheted it over and used the same string as for the crocheted pendent to decorate it.

recycled craft handmade jewelry

recycled craft handmade jewelry

It’s an easy craft and the jewelry looks good on you.

 

Fun and easy crafts for kids and adults: making disc pendents and crocheted bracelets


These are the easy and fun crafts. The best thing is that you do not need some special supplies or much time to finish these projects and you can do them with your kids.

Here is the disc and key pendents easy adn fun crafts:

easy and fun crafts disc pendent

easy and fun crafts disc pendent

Here is what I used to make it:

easy and fun crafts disc pendent

easy and fun crafts disc pendent

These are the old and rusty metal discs used to faster the bolts. You may use new ones. This way you would not have to clean them. I washed and sanded them a bit. Then I used nail glue to color a disc pendent from both sides. I also used nail gems to decorate the pendent and put it on a rope. The other disc is for the ring to go with that pendent. As nail polish dries up fast, it took me only about 5 min to finish this easy and fun craft idea of disc pendent. It’s for my girl of 5 years of age.It looks real cute, too.

Here is another easy and fun craft project: It’s my key pendent

easy and fun crafts key pendent

easy and fun crafts key pendent

easy and fun crafts key pendent

easy and fun crafts key pendent

These pendents are made the same way as the disc ones. The golden one is for me and the pink one is for my daughter as she loves pink. I used nail polish and nail gems to decorate the old keys.

Here is another easy and fun craft: making bracelets. It takes about 5-10 min to make one, if you know some basic crocheting.

easy and fun crafts handmade bracelets

easy and fun crafts handmade bracelets

I used a slice of plastic water bottle for the bracelet base. Just cut out a ring out of plastic bottle. If it is too big for your hand, make a slice out of it and make it tighter by tying it together with sticky tape.

Then just crochet it over with yarn with the simple crochet stitches. That’s it. Your handmade bracelets are ready. You may cut a wider slices of plastic to make wider handmade bracelets. That’s an easy and fun craft indeed.

Recycled carft project: diy box, flowers and other things you can make out of plastic bottles


Recently I have discovered a new material for my recycled craft projects. Recycled art and crafting is a great way to upcycle water bottles. You can make amazing handmade flowers from this material.

recycled crafts: water bottle flowerIt takes about 5 min to make this blue flower, the stem and the leafs. All of it is made out of water bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle flowerThis while flower is also a part of my recycle craft box project and it is made out of plastic bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle boxThis was my main recycle craft project of the week. It’s a jewelry box made out of plastic bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle boxIt’s my first try in making something like this. Here is a quick step by step how to for this plastic bottle DIY box:

1. Cut plastic bottles to make sheets of plastic

2. Make a paper pattern of the box

3. Cut out the plastic (you should fold two sheets of it together. Each side of the box is made out of two sheets of plastic)

4. Make holes on the edges with a pricker

5. Crochet each of the sides over with yarn using crocheting hook.

recycled crafts: water bottle box

6. Stitch the box together with the hook and yarn.

7. Decorate it.

I have to admit, my first box turned out to be a little crooked. That’s because I did not make a paper pattern for it and cut the pieces unevenly. But still I really like it. It’s a nice recycled craft project to start with.

Handmade vase: watter bottle craft plus crocheting


I have long thought about making a handmade vase. My recent interest in water bottle crafts has helped me to manage the task.

water bottle handmade vase

Here is what I used for this water bottle handmade  vase project:

– a water bottle

– old crocheted baby dress

– Some blue yarn and crocheting hook

– handmade medallion I’ve made from a plastic bottle

Here is the step by step process of making this water bottle handmade vase:

water bottle handmade vase

I cut off the top part of the water bottle. Then I measured the baby dress against the bottle size and cut the piece out. Since the material is crocheted, the dress can be easily pricked with the crocheting hook.

I crocheted over the side edge of the material. I got a tube made out of it. Then I pulled in onto the water bottle. I pricked the holes with the pricker on the top edge of the water bottle to crochet the material to it.

water bottle handmade vase

Finally, I have attached the medallion and crocheted the chain handle for the vase. I have also crocheted together the bottom part of the material beneath the vase.

water bottle handmade vase

Presently I’ve decided to use this water bottle handmade vase to store my spices in. But it can be also used as a vase, it can hold the water in.

DIY bracelet how to in 4 easy steps


Makign a nice looking bracelet is very easy. Here is my step by step DIY bracelent how to for you. Here is what you’d need for your bracelet:

– Plastic bottle

– Yarn

– Crocheting hook

– Pricker

– Beads

DIY bracelet how to

DIY bracelet how to:

1. Cut out a piece of plastic bottle. If it is too big for your hand or too small you may cut the plastic ring to make a strip out of it. This would let you make the ring smaller or bigger.

2. Use pricker to prick holes all around the plastic ring or strip from both sides. The holes should be placed near the endge on each side.

3. Use crocheting hook and yarn to crochet your DIY bracelet all around. I make three crochets into each hole. If i’ve made holes too wide apart, I make few chain crochets to bridge the gap between the two holes. Go in a circle all around the bracelet. This way you get two rows of crochet on each side of it.

4. Make a crocheted chain to fasten the bracelet and decorat it with beads. Or crochet a flower to decorate the bracelet.

Here is what you get: Your DIY bracelets

DIY bracelet how to

This is an easy craft and a green one, as you repurpose and upcycle things we usually throw away. Plastic bottle crafts have much to offer and most projects are pretty easy to do. I’ve spent about 10 min doing each of these DIY bracelets.