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Handmade Craft Ideas That Reuse Household Items

Updated on September 20, 2012

Handmade Craft Ideas to Reuse Household Items

What you do with your old materials at home? And only answer is "Garbage" then you must read to this lens about Hand made craft ideas and craft ideas that reuse house hold items.

Yes here I am going to share lots of resources where you can find how to reuse household items.

Making best out of waste

Yes here I am going to share lots of resources where you can find how to reuse household items.

Some of the benefits of reusing old material:

1. Reusing help environment

2. Save money

3. No worry of garbage

4. You will get things without paying

Before I list out how you can use your household item to create hand made craft list out what you are having. Sometime by mistake you trash the items.

Here is my simple list: clothes, papers, magazines, pins, buttons, ice-cream sticks [Popsicle stick], cups, plastic jugs, plastic bottle, cans, bins, cardboard box, invitations cards, any other boxes etc list cant stop just need your imagination to find out where you can use it.

Handmade Home

Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life

iscovering the pleasures of a handmade life was a longtime dream for urban homesteader Jenna Woginrich. At 24 years old, living in an apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee, and working as a computer designer, Woginrich was nurturing her dream of learning to homestead. Now, at 27, she’s settled on a rented farm in rural Vermont, where she cares for two working sled dogs, chickens, a flock of sheep, honeybees, a couple of geese, fluffy Angora rabbits, and a backyard garden that provides much of her own food.

Part memoir and part how-to manual, Made from Scratch recounts Woginrich’s growing independence and the successes and missteps she experiences as she learns to more fully live off the land. By turns upbeat, dramatic, and sometimes sorrowful, her story embodies the experience of the new homesteader one who is committed to reducing dependence on commercially produced goods while still working a day job to pay the rent. Woven into the narrative, readers will find easy-to-follow instructions for making clothing, playing a musical instrument, preserving fruit, brewing the best pot of coffee imaginable, and much more.

Now available in paperback, this new edition features additional material on moving from Idaho to Vermont, a topic that will delight fans of her blog.


Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects

Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials
Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials

What better way to encourage children to be creative than with fun ideas for traditional crafts using natural, recycled, and found materials? "Green Crafts for Children" by Emma Hardy has four chapters, each focusing on a different organic craft. The Salt Dough chapter shows how simple it is to mix flour, water and salt to design beads, decorations, and homemade colored play dough. The Paper chapter has decoupage and papier-mache ideas to make bowls, a dollhouse, and masks that kids will love to paint. Natural Treasures makes use of everyday items such as shells, pine cones, and stones, and transforms them into boats, animals, and even a board game. Finally, in the Fabric and Wool chapter, use up fabric scraps or old clothes to design glove creatures and create your own felt and friendship bracelets


35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life

Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Make Good: Crafts + Life)
Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Make Good: Crafts + Life)

Nothing conveys a feeling of warmth and comfort like the traditional art of patchwork. This book brings patchwork into the twenty-first century with a treasury of projects you can make that are bold, bright, and innovative—yet just as homey and warm as traditional patchwork. The thirty-four projects presented in this book explore the techniques of patchwork sewing, appliqué, and machine quilting and include pouches and handbags, quilts and pillow cases, tissue cases and pot holders, all with a distinctive Scandinavian flair


Do You Reuse?

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      Nona Weeks 5 years ago from Florissant, CO

      I do sometimes. I do try to recycle as much as possible.

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      OliviaDaughter LM 6 years ago

      Really good lens. Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      YES OFCOURSE Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      yes i want to reuse

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      prathibac 6 years ago

      i really love craft and i was looking for some craft ideas that i can do with my kid.

      I found this very impressive. i would like to take few tips.

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      vkumar05 6 years ago

      A very interesting idea, and a very healthy one too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very nice!ha!ha!ha!

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      Ananasa LM 6 years ago

      I am totally into reusing. I wil we had more handmade artisans in the Middle East who actually re-use.

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      Traceeshobbies 6 years ago

      I love to refurbish and reuse. Thanks for the new ideas.

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      Staci31553 6 years ago

      I love to reuse...That been a passion of mine for a while now. I like redoing furinture and what people call a diamand in the rough for the lens!

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      catherinross 6 years ago

      i loved all your craft ideas i have made some home made clay for my little one who is 3 year old now out of salt, plain flour and tarter. he just loved the colors i used and i loved the way he enjoyed with them. i would like to publish all my experience on my new blog online influence

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      Yes! We reuse as much as we can!

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      Michelle77 LM 6 years ago

      i reuse shredded paper for guinea pig bedding under wood shavings to make it last longer!

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      shwetashah 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, I do agree that older things get dirty or life is less. But re-using is: for example tshirt- which you have wear hardly more than twice, or something which is in corner or something which is in good condition. Any one can make choice which thing is in good condition to re-use. After all we are putting effort into it to create something new.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      not at all....i always use a new 1 ....yeh!!...cause the older thing get dirty if it can be reuse but i dont!!... :)

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      very useful advice here! nice lens!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Most definitely. My garbage only needs emptying every few weeks because of recycling and not buying anything with plastic, if avoidable

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Yes. We have a big container where we put cardboard boxes, tubes, plastic tubs, etc. for use in future craft projects. My daughter loves to be creative.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      nope..........not much.....

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @KOrazem: good very good

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      hi plz give me some ideas

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      pixie637 8 years ago

      Great lens. 5 stars!! and lensrolled. Come check out my crafting lens. and let me know what you think.

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      I save things and then find no room to put them. Wonderful resource.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Excellent Idea!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Actually, I'm not that great at reusing. But I do separate garbage from recycling, and our town picks up recycling separately so at least I'm doing that part right! Now I just have to look through this list and see if I get some new reusing ideas. Thanks!


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