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You Can Recycle Creatively and Make Green Crafts


These trash to treasure craft projects will show you how you can get creative and recycle at the same time. We know that recycling is better for the environment than simply throwing things in the trash. Can you think of a better way to recycle than to use some of the items you would usually throw away to make these craft projects?

Altoid Mint Tin Clock

Altoid Clock Craft
If you love Altoid mints, make sure you save the tins and start crafting with them. This tutorial shows you how to make a clock out of a mint tin.


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Blue Jean Tote

Blue Jean Tote Bag Pattern
Discover how you can start off with an old pair of blue jeans and end up with this fashionable purse.


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Bottle Cap Necklace

Bottle Cap Necklace Craft
You can save bottle caps or buy them at the craft store if you are desperate. Follow these directions shared here to turn an ordinary bottle cap into a pendant.


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Bowl Bonnet Craft

Bowl Bonnet Craft
Can you believe you can create a beautiful bonnet to wear or display using a bowl and a few other supplies? Well, you can! This project even recycles cardboard.


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Butterfly Paper Plate

Butterfly Paper Plate Craft
While you probably don't want to recycle a used paper plate to make this craft, the toilet paper roll is definitely trash worthy.


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Button Flowers

Recycling Craft Projects
I save all buttons, whether they pop off a sweater or come as a spare for a new outfit I bought. I think they are real treasures, and, by following these directions, you can turn these treasures into fun flowers.


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CD Fish Craft

Recycling craft projects
If you have a stack of old computer CDs or even DVDs, learn how you can avoid throwing them in the trash by turning them into adorable hanging fish.


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Check Box Camera

Recycling craft projects
You can recycle a check box, or any small box, into a pretend camera you can take with you every place you go. Don't forget to bring some blank paper so you can 'take' pictures.


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Clothespin Dolls

Recycling craft projects
If you come across some old fashioned clothespins, follow these directions and you can make dolls out of them.


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Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a Jar
Clean and dry empty glass jars and then fill them with ingredients to make cookies. These make fun gifts.


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