Category Archives: Upcycled Crafting Challenge

Wine Bottle Romance #freefromtrash

I have a love for a sweet white wine in the evening after the kids go to bed (and some afternoons when they are extra rowdy).  My favorite recently is a Moscato (any brand really). I wrote yesterday about glass jars … Continue reading

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Glass Jar Upcycled Crafting #freefromtrash

What do you do with your glass jars (or bottles)?  Our local recycling program doesn’t accept glass curbside.  To have glass recycled we would have to drive to one of the ‘convenience’ centers that are about 10-15 minutes away.  Not … Continue reading

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Soup Can Upcycled Crafts #freefromtrash

I have a ton of empty food cans that I’ve been saving for a rainy day.  Most of the time they end up in the recycle bin but I knew they could be fun to craft with. We have very … Continue reading

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Soda Can Upcycled Crafts #freefromtrash

Since I don’t buy canned soda’s I don’t have any in the house to work with!  I asked my husband to swipe some from the recycle bin at his office but he forgot.  Instead I decided to share some of … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper Roll Scarf Organization #freefromtrash

This is how I store my scarves on a good day (when my closet is nice and organized).  By the end of the week they are barely hanging on to that hanger or worse…laying on the floor! Today’s upcycled crafting … Continue reading

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Rolled Newspaper Flower Upcycled Craft #freefromtrash

Does anyone still READ the newspaper?  The only reason we still get the (Sunday) paper is to get coupons.  I’ve used the old paper for wrapping paper, to make bows, for packaging material, and for crafts.  I usually end up … Continue reading

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Magazine Bangle Bracelet Upcycled Craft #freefromtrash

My daughter got to make a bracelet yesterday from drinking straws.  Today I decided that mommy needed a new bangle! Supplies: Magazine pages Scissors Mod Podge Paint brush Bracelet form (I used a plastic water bottle) Directions: I started with … Continue reading

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Drinking Straw Bracelet Craft #freefromtrash

Drinking straws are horrible for the environment!!! Think about one day of eating out (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with a family of four and how many straws get thrown away.  Now think about the waste from just one restaurant for one day. … Continue reading

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Coffee Cup Desk Organizer #freefromtrash

These coffee cup desk organizers have got to me one of my favorite projects yet.  First let me start by confessing my Starbucks addiction.  I love iced green tea lattes – so much that I finally broke down and ordered … Continue reading

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Milk Jug Upcycled Crafting #freefromtrash

Are you having fun following the upcycled crafting challenge?  Today I have used an empty milk jug to make some tools that my kids can use.  All of the projects came from the same milk jug. Project #1: Scoop – … Continue reading

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