Tag Archives: #freefromtrash

How to Upcycle a Pet Food Bag to a Cosmetic Bag

What do you do with your empty dog food bags?  You can’t really recycle them (bummer) so ours usually end up in the landfill.  I remember a post by Beth Terry (My Plastic-Free Life) once where she had suggested using … Continue reading

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Upcycled Denim Crafts #freefromtrash

I’ve been looking forward to this project since before it even began.  I found one idea in the Reinvention book that I reviewed a few days ago for a portfolio or laptop/iPad case.  The original project was with 2 layers … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Piggy Bank #freefromtrash

My kids LOVE peanut butter and we go through a lot of it in this house!  That leaves us with lots of empty plastic peanut butter jars.  They aren’t really fond of the fresh stuff and I haven’t found a … Continue reading

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Compact Disc (CD) Upcycled Crafting #freefromtrash

I’m going to get really creative on you today! First, go to your desk and grab one of those old compact discs that you use to store your photos on. Now, turn it over and place it on your coffee … Continue reading

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Picture Frame from a Plastic Lid #freefromtrash

This is the perfect accessory for your refrigerator or to give as a gift.  You could even make one (or ten) of these as ornaments on your Christmas tree (not sure why I’m talking about Christmas in July). Directions:  Cut picture to … Continue reading

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Screen Time Bank #freefromtrash

Are your worried that your kids may be spending too much time in front of the computer, TV, iPad, or video game?  The first thing both my kids (age 3 & 9) say when they wake up is, “Can I … Continue reading

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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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