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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY plastic recycling ideas & plastic bottle crafts!  Plastic bottle crafts for kids, plastic bottle crafts for adults, repurpose and upcycle water bottles / plastic containers and other plastic waste, plastic bottle cap crafts (plastic bottle cap decors, plastic bottle cap toys), creative recycling crafts for kids with plastic ( plastic bottle animals , bottle cap toys ), useful household items out of plastic trash, plastic bag crafts, crafts from plastic cups and a lot more!
DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen ! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day! In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue. You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well ( but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen )
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DIY Self propelled boat - fun summer toy for kids
Toy boats are fun to make! Add to this a little experiment to study the mechanics of movement , and you've got this - a DIY Self-propelled boat ! This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely little, self-propelled boat out of household trash: margarine boxes, yogurt cups, and popsicle sticks! This self-propelled boat is super fun to make and oh-so-fun to play with!
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DIY Stained glass Easter eggs ( Easter egg suncatcher craft for kids )
When the sunlight starts making its way into your home, use this opportunity to add some suncatchers to your interior: make gorgeous stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with the kids by following along Adventure In a Box' step-by-step suncatcher making tutorial ! This fun Easter craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. Suncatchers are simple for children to make and look beautiful too!
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Soda straw weaving - an easy weaving technique for kids
Kids love making and wearing colorful jewelries, especially if it's handmade! This year make at the summer camp this classic kids craft : the soda straw weaving to make bracelets!  It will be a huge hit! Making bracelets with soda straw weaving is super fun as a camp craft. These gorgeous straw woven bracelet also make good craft for summer or a rainy day.  You could use straw weaving to make yarn bracelets.  You could also make a belt or headband following the same directions. Straw weaving is so easy even the smaller crafty hands can create some unique handmade jewelries /accessories with it!
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DIY Drinking straw drink coaster - upcycling craft
This time Craft Passion will teach you how to make useful things out of simple drinking straws such as this drink coaster. Amazing, isn't it? Begin the lesson with the drinking straw weaving video tutorial then kick-off the technique and turn those straws into drinking straw coasters ! ( You will need 30 similar sizes of drinking straws to make one drink coaster. ) This drinking straw craft helps you to decorate your kitchen or an upcoming party and also helps the Earth with recycling some plastic waste !
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Plastic spoon bunny,chick,ladybug & wreath - Easter crafts
Look at these super adorable spring decors! They was made with ordinary plastic spoons!  This time Krokotak's and this step-by-step craft tutorial will teach you how to make these adorable spring decors : the rabbit, chick, ladybug and  Easter egg wreath out of unused plastic spoons! These adorable spring/Easter decors are perfect crafts for kids of all ages, because it so easy to make and uses simple household materials! You can use the plastic spoon rabbit, chick, ladybug and Easter egg wreath to decorate your home at spring/Easter or the kids can use them as adorable plastic spoon puppets!
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Pom pom christmas ornaments with plastic bottle caps
Pom Pom ornaments are not only nice to look at, they are also very durable and super easy to make! And as an extra , with this brilliant christmas craft idea you can recycle some plastic bottle caps which is also very nice! You can make these fun colorful christmas tree ornaments in minutes even with the smallest kids, because it's soo easy to make! You can use a pom pom maker, or simply use the "old fashioned" cardboard pompom making  way to create some. Decorating your christmas tree or home in a special color code won't be a hard task anymore!
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DIY Coffee filter mermaid costume
Turn boring everyday items and some junk into a gorgeous mermaid costume and swim gracefully through a Halloween party! ( Mermaids make a fun costume for Halloween, parties and dress up. ) Gather filter papers, paper medicine and souffle cups, cottons swabs and a bunch of plastic straws and turn them into a gorgeous masterpiece with The House That Lars Built's step-by-step costume making tutorial:
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DIY CD Scratching art - easy recycling craft for kids
We bet that you have a stack of old CDs lying around. Convert your old unused CDs into gorgeous artwork that can be put up on the walls.We love this idea because it's super easy to do, just few simple steps.What a brilliant way to up-cycle / recycle your old unwanted CDs and DVDs ! Of course you can decorate anything with these beautiful scratched artworks. This CD recycling craft is suitable for kids ( with a little help ) . For pattern ideas click >> here <<
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Upcycled plastic bottle catch game
This is a very easy to make, cheap but great kids craft / kids game idea with upcycled plastic bottles: a catching game! The aim of the game is to put the fish into the shark’s mouth, or to put the bee into the flower. The simpler variant is with a ball tied with a thread. You will need empty plastic bottles (they used white milk bottle for the shark and a Coca-Cola bottle for the flower) and permanent markers. Make the small fish and the bee from the yellow toy case of the chocolate egg.
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DIY bubble snake blower from plastic bottles and socks
These soap bubble snakes are an easy summer activity for kids! All you need is an empty plastic water bottle and one mismatched sock, and you can make the coolest, long bubble chains! You don’t need fancy bubble solutiondish soap and water work perfectly! A few minutes of easy preparation makes for a very entertaining outdoor project!
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Adorable cat pot holder from plastic bottles
With the help ot this cute (kids) craft idea, you can make these adorable cat pot holders out of some upcycled plastic bottles. Absolutelly stunning, and there is a downloadable printable template for the cat faces (no drawing involved). Easy-peasy!
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DIY Gilded insect faux taxidermy
Decorate your home with bugs / insects! Today’s DIY project is a fun wall decor idea: DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaques!   Giant plastic insects + liquid gold leaf + wooden plaques = the coolest, glammest, modern insect art you've ever seen! The gilded insects are pretty sweet decorative objects on their own. You could always just call it a day right here and scatter them throughout your home! This  DIY gilded insect faux taxidermy plaque can be a great Halloween decor as well!
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DIY Easy and inexpensive fidget spinner - recycling craft
In today's video craft tutorial Megan Weller will shows you how to made this DIY Fidget Spinner using a few simple household materials that we're sure most of you guys will have at home! For some people, fidget spinner toys can provide a sense of comfort and peace in stressful situations. ( the fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. ) This super inexpensive homemade spinner toy may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. Create a fun DIY fidget spinner from simple plastic bottle cups , but beware : this toy is very addictive for kids and adults as well!
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DIY Monarch butterfly wings from garbage bags
If you looking for a gorgeous and affordable halloween or fairy/woodland dress up party costume with the help of this great video craft tutorial make this monarch butterfly costume from garbage bags ! All you need is some plastic garbage bags in black, orange and white.
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DIY yo-yo made from plastic bottle caps
In this upcycling video craft tutorial she will show you how to make a DIY Yo-yo , a really relaxable antistress toy ! This way to make a yoyo is really easy - you'll need just 2 plastic bottle caps , a screw, a screwdriver and 1 metre ( 40 inches ) cotton yarn. You can decorate your yo-yo with plastic cap from Pringles tube and pictures from magazine. So make yoyos with different color caps , stick any images you like to yo-yo 's sides and have fun! You can learn tons of yo-yo tricks online ( for example in this nice >>>yo-yo trick youtube channel<<< )
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5 different craft idea with plastic bottles ( repurposing )
Today in this nice upcycling video craft idea collection and tutorial he going to show you 5 awesome and interesting ideas about what can be made of used, unnecessary plastic bottles ! Nowadays everybody throw to garbage used plastic bottles and don't think about the fact that plastic dissolves very slowly, that leads to pollution of environment throwing away polyethylene terephtalate. Today's 5 life hacks with unnecessary plastic bottles will teach you how to make a self watering flower pot , a toilet paper holder , a holder for stationary, bracelet and a yarn ball holder.
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DIY holder for charging cell phone - from a lotion bottle
Do you hate the "mess" comes with charging cellphones? All the cords and mobile phones laying in the ground or in your perfectly organized table? With this quick, easy and cheap upcycling craft idea you can create  the perfect little holder for your cell phone while it’s being charged with a single (empty) plastic body lotion bottle! Simple, but brilliant! You can decorate your cell phone holder as much as you want: with fabrics , colorful papers / contact papers or paint! This cellphone charging station is not just only practical (because you can hang it on the plug) but its also keeps your cell phone cables organized in a decorative eco-friendly way!
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DIY personalised keychains from plastic food cotainers
We love simple upcycling/recycling ideas especially when it comes to plastic ! Watch this nice video step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make cute personalised keychains from siple ( clear ) plastic takeaway boxes ! The only important thing is: ONLY plastic boxes with mark 6 will work with this oven shrinking method ! ) Instead of clear resin you can use simple clear nail polish to finish your work ( or a glittery one for a more unique look ). You can use any cartoon characters to create these cute keychains / charms and give them as nice gifts/accesories for any occasion!
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Plastic cup snowman
If you need a unique outdoor winter decoration / christmas decoration , or you just have a lots of plastic cups from your last party make this cute plastic cup snowman ! With this nice video chirstmas / winter craft tutorial you can make it easily! Instead of paper you can use any other materials or "junks" to make the snowmans accessories: the eyes can be pingpong balls, the hat can be a paint bucket painted to black, the nose can be a real carrot, the scarf can be a plastic bag..
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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now!
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DIY Dog marionette puppet - fun tp roll craft for kids
This tutorial by Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a dog marionette puppet , a lovely recycled project that kids are going to love! Marionette puppets might look complicated but are in essence pretty easy to make and chances are, you have everything you need in your home. This fun puppet toy will grant hours of fun! This lovely paper dog puppet walks with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice! Get the tutorial , and let's get crafting:
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Snowflake christmas ornaments from  plastic bottles
Are you looking for a cheap, simple , but nice christmas /winter decoration? With the help of this great tutorial you will not only get a beautiful snowflake christmas ornament, but  also upcycle some plastic bottles instead throwing them out !
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DIY Giant Christmas ornaments - Christmas decoration
Bring in the Holidays with these giant Christmas ornaments for your Home! We love other Christmas decorations such as lights, but they only look exciting at night. So if you want to do something really colorful this year that would put great during the daytime create these gorgeous giant Christmas ornaments by One Good Thing By Jillee! This Christmas decor project is also quick, easy, and affordable.
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Christmas bells from paper (or plastic) cups
Make a Christmas bell out of a paper cup (or empty plastic pudding cups)! Isn't it lovely? As an extra benefit you can upcycle some plastic junk with this brilliant and easy Christmas (kids) craft idea which is also nice!  Decorate your home for the holidays with this lovely bell or use it as a working musical instrument for performances and class activities. You can adapt this Christmas decor idea and make bells with other materials such as : plastic bottle tops, terracotta (or plastic) pots, empty cups and small containers.. The possibilites are endless!
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Colorful tin can owls with plastic cup eyes
This tin can owl craft is colorful and cute and is perfect for the fall season. Seeing them up on your craft shelf will bring an enormous smile to your face every day! This tin can craft is not just super cute,inexpensive and easy fall decor, but it's also a perfect way to upcycle some plastic and aluminium junk! You can make your owls in any vibrant or pastell colors that fits into your house - they will look nice in any combination! You can add extra details to your tin can owls too if you wish (imagine a nice feather tail, or cute felt legs)
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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Upcycled plastic bottle apple containers
These Plastic Bottle Apple Containers make a wonderful teacher gift but would also be a nice DIY gift for anyone this time of year. They are perfect for fall! And you can stuff them with a little keepsake or small gift, but I recommend these mini jars of apple butter! A very seasonal and delicious treat.
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