Friday, January 29, 2016

20 Items To Save For Future Craft Projects + Project Links!


Hello Everyone!

If you've been wondering where I have been, I just have one word for you... school (insert sad face).

School started back up for me on Monday and is going to be a bit more work than what I had hoped. Well, lets be honest, when is school not about constantly working. Aside from that little fact, you may see blog posts (like this one) published at random times until I get my new school routine down. I promise, I will work out a better schedule!

With that update out of the way, today's blog post is one that will bring out your inner recycler!

You know that I'm all about reusing and repurposing items to not only save money, but to create more unique projects. Today I thought it would be fun to come up with list of items, that you should save for those future craft projects!

Almost all of these items, you have probably had around your house at some point and time. Also, most of them are really easy to save (or take little effort to clean/save) and can be used in a multitude of projects.

Speaking of projects, I included links beside each item so you could see how that item can be turned into an amazing craft! Some of the links lead to blog posts and some to Youtube videos.

So look at the list, check out the links, then start looking around your house for these items!

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1. Candle Jars (DIY Candle Jar Organizer & Ideas to Upcycle Bath & Body Works Jars)

2. Broken Jewelry (DIY Upcycled Jewelry 3D Home Decor Letters)

3. Doilies (Organize Your Space with DIY Dyes Doily Bowls)

4. Fabric Scraps (Fabric Scrap Bow Jar DIYEasy Valentines Day Card)

5. Ribbon Scraps (Scrap Ribbon House Sign DIY , Ribbon Rhinestone Cuff Tutorial)

6. Plastic Animals (Plastic Animal Lamp, DIY Plastic Animal Ornaments, DIY Colorful Bag Charms)

7. Calendars (3 Step DIY: Calendar Coasters, Calendar Gift Bag DIY)

8. Crayons (Paint Pen Crayon Frame DIY, DIY Rainbow Crayon Candle)

9. Coloring Book Pages (Color Book Wall Art

10. Jewelry Chain Scraps (3 Step DIY: Chained Vase, Bits of Chain Candle Jar DIY)

11. Paper Plates (Paper Plate Chalkboard Wall DIY)

12. Mint Tins (Recycled Mini Chalkboard)

13. Magazines (How To: Recycled Magazine Bracelet DIY, Party Balls DIY)

14. Mason / Jam Jars (2016 Memory Jar, How to: Painted Mason Jar Scented Candles)

15. Cookie Tins (DIY Piggy Bank made from a Pirouline Tin)

16. Tea Cups or Coffee Cups (Recycle Those Old Coffee Mugs into Planters, 1 Minute DIY | Cute & Easy Tea Cup Candles)

17. T-Shirts (DIY T-Shirt Dusting Mitt Tutorial, How to Turn a Souvenir T-Shirt Into a Pillow)

18. Candy Wrappers (Recycled Candy Pencil Case)

19. Wrapping Paper (What To Do With Leftover Wrapping Paper, New Uses For Wrapping Paper)

20. Popsicles Sticks (DIY Popsicle Stick Starburst Mirror)

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Well folks, there you have it! I could have easily turn this is list into 35 or 50 items, but I thought we should start small (lol)! If you would like to see another post like this, leave a comment below.

So what items do you recommend be saved for future craft projects?

xo Katie 

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