April 22nd is Earth Day! What are you doing to celebrate? I have a suggestion – craft something from a recycled item. Not only is it good for the environment to reuse something, but it’s also the ultimate in budget crafting. If you dip into your stash, you can probably make something for FREE. Who doesn’t love that word? To get you inspired, I’m sharing this phone book pen holder from Chica and Jo. Click through the jump to get even more eco-friendly inspiration!
Bag Holder 1 of 13Turn an old cleaning wipes container into a grocery bag holder with the help of fabric and Mod Podge.
Get the step-by-step at Midwestern Moms
Key Chain 2 of 13Represent by turning your favorite soda can into a key chain. You can use regular scissors to cut the designs.
See the instructions at Diary of a Crafty Lady
Magazine Dish 3 of 13Instead of throwing those magazines into the garbage, fold them and coil them together with Mod Podge to make a cool bowl.
Get the tutorial at Saved By Love Creations
Purse Trash Can 4 of 13An old aspirin bottle becomes a small trash can for your purse. All you need is a napkin and Mod Podge.
Find out how it was done at Mod Podge Rocks
TP Necklace 5 of 13Toilet paper rolls become cool pendants by adding paint, decorative papers and Dimensional Magic.
Get the tutorial at Mega*Crafty
Plant Holders 6 of 13You can make these plant hangers with old soda bottles or tin cans - you'll just need a few basic supplies and some household items.
Learn how to make them yourself at Design*Sponge
Lunch Bags 7 of 13Did you know that you can sew plastic bags? You turn them into "fabric" by ironing them between butcher paper! Then you can sew them into cool lunch bags.
See how these were made at Lex
Bottle Cap Tray 8 of 13Decorate a tray by adding bottle caps to the bottom, then add acrylic water to make a flat surface.
Learn how to do it yourself at Sweet Something Designs
Candy Pen Holder 9 of 13Don't throw those candy packages away. Iron them onto vinyl and then sew them together with a zipper to make a cool pouch.
Find the step-by-step at Everything Etsy
Money Bank 10 of 13It's easy to turn a plastic bottle into a piggie bank. Just add features with paper and glue, then cut a slot in the top for change.
Learn how it was done at Martha Stewart
Paper Beads 11 of 13Who doesn't get a ton of junk mail? Use a blender, glue and some other craft ingredients to turn those pieces of mail into cool paper beads.
Find out how it was done at The New New Blog
Dog Collar 12 of 13When the dog collar wears out, save the parts and reuse them to make a new collar - you just need simple sewing skills.
Get the tutorial at Keyka Lou
Number Lanterns 13 of 13All you need is a paper template to drill holes into old cans - put a candle inside and the light comes through.
Get the templates at 100 Layer Cake
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