Yesterday in honor of the holiday I finally made a wreath that I have been thinking about making for some time ever since I started seeing them all over the Internet- a book page wreath. I made it out of a tree/shrub catalog that we had received in the mail as well as a circle of cardboard from an old box. It isn't my favorite wreath ever but it was fun to make and I am glad to have tried it. Now I am hoping to find an old songbook to tear up as I think this would be very cute made with sheets of music. Making all the paper cones takes a while but I was able to make them all while watching the movie "Facing the Giants" so that worked out well.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the other projects that I have recycled things to make. So here we go......
Mittens from old wool clothes.
Leggings from an old turtleneck.
A baby dress from a onesie and a turtleneck.
An Apron from an old pair of overalls.
Socks from an old sleeper.
A dress from a t-shirt and a sundress.
Two skirts from a dress.
A Revolutionary War Costume from old clothes.
Wool pants from bigger wool pants.
Skirt, leggings and scarf from t-shirts.
A raincoat from a bigger short sleeved jacket.
Underwear from old t-shirts.
A skirt from T-shirts.
Cards decorated with flowers made from junk mail and scrap papers.
A berry picking bucket from an old milk jug.
Fabric flowers made from old wool clothes and other fabric scraps.
Dish rag made from old t-shirts and scrubbies made from onion/orange bags and other recycled tulle.
Hot pads made from old jeans and other recycled fabrics.
Jump rope made from old t-shirts.
Flower barrette made from used lining fabric.
Art bag made from recycled clothes.
A soft doll made from old t-shirts dyed with tea.
Cards made from Catalog pictures.
A display board made from old shutters.
Crocheted rugs from old clothing.
A bible case made from an old wool coat.
A crocheted rug made from old curtains and slipcovers.
Hankies made from old pajama pants.
A basket made from paper grocery bags.
Gift container made from an old butter box.
Flower petal basket made from a milk carton.
Valentines cards made from junk mail/ flyers.
Candle Centerpiece using old books.
Quilt using recycled fabrics.
Basket made from an old ice cream tub.
Planters made from milk cartons.
A bag from old wool clothes.
Slippers made using recycled cardboard.
A barbie house made from recycled items to numerous to mention (basically everything is repurposed).
A quilt made from old clothes.
I hope if you haven't ever repurposed things before that you might be inspired to try it out. It really is lots of fun! If you do like to repurpose things then I would love to hear about what you have done!
Repurposing things works for me!
I have blogged about all the projects I told about above and I had hoped to link to the posts- for now I ran out of time but I hope to do it later. Meanwhile feel free to search through my old posts to find them.