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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 miniature amigurumi monkey (or lamb) - free crochet pattern
Crochet your very own adorable little amigurumi  monkey (or lamb)with  this nice free crochet toy pattern! This monkey (or lamb) amigurumi toy is absolutely perfect for kids of all ages, and of course for adults as well!  This super adorable amigurumi monkey is such a cute rattle for toddlers (if you leave out the bell and hand embroider the eyes) or a lovely handmade gift for grownups. This crocheted amigurumi monkey (or lamb) is so easy to make : this amigurumi project is absolutely suitable for beginner amigurumi crocheters! . . .
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DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern (Santa,penguin & snowman)
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows  you how she made this GORGEOUS Christmas decor e with using three plastic soda bottles, tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable Christmas decor is very fun to make and you can use it a a lovely tea candle holder both indoor and outdoor!  If you love upcycling, playing with clay and creating lovely and Santa crafts you will love this! The finished DIY Plastic bottle joy Christmas lantern couldn’t be more adorable! . . .
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Fall leaf luminaries from plastic bottles
We are so in love with these leaf luminaries, they’re so pretty and so easy! These lanterns make use of all the gorgeous colors and shapes of leaves around us, so are just perfect for fall / autumn. They’re made using upcycled plastic milk jugs so they really are a fantastic way to get kids interacting with nature and caring for the environment too. An added bonus to this luminary craft is that it is glue-free which means pretty much mess-free too!  How great is that! So whether you have tiny tots or big kids this fabulous no-glue, no-mess family fall craft is a must. . . .
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Fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft for kids from plastic lids
Start saving up those plastic lids from containers like sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese and turn them into a beautiful yarn craft for the fall season. This plastic lid pumpkin sewing craft is a perfect way for kids to practice beginning sewing skills this fall and it makes a festive decoration to display all season long. This fall pumpkin yarn sewing craft  is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft.  Whip up a few fun fall pumpkin yarn art piece to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little pumpkins! . . .
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DIY Unicorn wall hooks - kids room decor
We are huge fans of rainbows and unicorns!  Who doesn't love magical creatures, especially when they come in brilliant colors? We're excited to share a fun DIY today that combines the two with these fun DIY unicorn wall hooks. This gorgeous and fun unicorn wall hook can be a great useful decoration in the kids room and of course (with a little help) this DIY also can be a great fun kids' project! . . .
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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 Super quick and easy phone speaker from paper roll
Don’t have any mobile phone speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your phone? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY phone speaker solution. It works, at least to amplify the sound. Does it sound any better? Well, no, not really, but it definitely sounds louder, and if louder is your intention then cutting a little hole into a paper towel roll and jamming your phone into it while blasting some music or a podcast will serve the purpose to amplify the audio with very little effort. . . .
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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 Adorable turtles from plastic bottles - recycling craft for kids
Are you looking for some fun activities for kids to do at home? Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle toys from recycled plastic bottles. It’s very easy to make. Basically you just need to cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle, invert it and sew it onto a craft foam piece, and then draw the turtle. It’s a project that the entire family can work together and kids will have fun creating and playing with these lovely turtle toys. You can put the turtle toys in water and they “swim” like sea turtles. Or you can put some beans or coins inside to make some music when shaking. Anyway, there are lots of fun!! . . .
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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 jellyfish in a bottle - fun recycling craft for kids
Upcycle some common household trash into a super fun frugal summer toy: a floating jellyfish in the bottle! How to play: just let the kids turn he bottle upside down – they’ll be surprised to see the plastic bag jellyfish moves every time they turn the bottle! This will help exercise young kids hand and arm muscles as well when they flip, rotate or turn the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what is the differences between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle. You can make a few extra bottles for your child’s friends! . . .
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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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 easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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Self-watering seed starter pots from plastic bottles - recycling craft
There are tons of seed starters that you can get at a nursery, but we love recycling (and inexpensive) ideas of gardening and this self-watering plastic bottle seed starter is  absolutely brilliant! These self-watering plastic bottle seed starters are easy to care,cheap and you can recycle a few plastic bottles which is also a great thing!  We've tried starting seeds indoors several different ways over the years.  So far this is our favorite seed starting method because the soil is always exactly the right moisture level and it's very easy to see with the naked eye when it's time to add water to the planter.  There's no guesswork involved and the plants seem to love it. . . .
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute (kawaii) DIY craft project? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material (such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful (kids) room decor in minutes!  In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box, a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes, and unicorn decor from a simple tin can, and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us! . . .
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Miniature flower greenhouse from plastic cups (free printable)
This adorable miniature spring flower greenhouse is perfect for welcoming spring in your home and teaching love of nature to the kids! This miniature fun greenhouse is a fun way to examine sprouts,and it's also a very quick spring craft to make which makes it perfect for classroom as well! The kids will love this miniature greenhouse and their own little sprouting plants! When the sprouts are strong enough you can plant them in a real pot (without an extra plastic sealing). You can use any flower or veggie seeds (such as sunflower,pumpkin seeds) to create your own miniature greenhouse. Free flower template can be found int the external site (please choose the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE button b . . .
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DIY braided basket out of plastic bags - creative recycling
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding to create this useful basket completely out of plastic trash! Well, this braided plastic bag basket is not the quickest recycling craft project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it! This useful braided basket is a perfect way to recycle some plastic bags and create an useful & gorgeous home decor at the same time! This basket can be a perfect addition to your bathroom as a laundry basket or as an organizer! Save the Earth and turn some plastic trash into a woven basket with this nice recycling craft project ! Don't have extra plastic bags laying around? You can use . . .
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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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How to make hypertufa-concrete balls from play balls
Do you have a few kids playing balls that is not usable anymore? Repurpose them and create gorgeous frugal garden decors: concrete balls! These Hypertufa-concrete ball garden decors  are perfect to be placed wherever a spot exists crying out for concrete balls. We hope this detailed step-by-step concrete ball making tutorial will inspire you to try making these for yourself. A cluster of hypertufa-concrete balls scattered in a nonchalant way adds a touch of whimsy and dare it be said, art to the landscape. (Instead of the hypertufa mix, instant concrete can also be used) . . .
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Spring flowers with plastic bottle stamp - craft for kids
Here’s a super quick and easy craft that anyone can make: the bottle print button flowers!  In this nice craft blog Michelle will teach you how to make some gorgeous spring decors/Mother's day gifts with this easy plastic bottle stamping technique! You can choose whatever color combinations you’d like, these stamped spring flowers will look beautiful in any form!  Start by putting two colors of paint on a plate and dip the bottom of a plastic bottle in it. Stamp it on a piece of paper and glue a yellow button in the middle. Take a green marker or paint and make the stems/leaves, and that's it! This plastic bottle bottom stamped flower art can be a great wall art in your home  or in the classroom at spring! . . .
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just  brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things (toys,sewing accessories,legos,stationary etc). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make, and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and  plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs (such as a large lego collection) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items (pins,crayon chunks etc) . . .
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Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk (toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs), and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one! . . .
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How to make a Coca Cola bottle cake (coke cake)
Today Cookies,Cupcakes and cardio will show you how to make a Coke Cake! This cake is flavored with Coca-Cola, and then shaped into an actual Coke bottle! We had so much fun when we watched this step-by-step baking video tutorial, it seems so easy to make!  You can use this fun coke cake at the upcoming birthday party or you can gift them to your family members or friends it will be a great hit!  In this nice cake decorating / baking site you will find a nice step-by-step video tutorial and also a written picture documented tutorial how to make this fun Coca Cola bottle shape cake filled with yummy chocolate and buttercream! . . .
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Egg carton snowman craft - winter craft idea for kids
Today we're sharing an easy winter snowman craft with you that’s perfect for recycling those old egg cartons! This fun winter kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some egg cartons or small white plastic yogurt cups and to create a fun  winter decor for your classroom or home! The kids will enyoy this fun, easy and inexpensive winter craft project! You can use any small plastic (yogurt) cups instead of egg cartons  to create the snowmen body, and add other small decors as you wish, they will look fun in any form! . . .
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily! . . .
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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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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it? . . .
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How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles!  If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles, crayons (for coloring) and and empty plastic soda bottle (with matching design). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can  be perfect gifts for almost every occasion! . . .
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Bell and winter wonderland diorama from plastic bottles
Are you looking for an easy Christmas / winter kids craft idea which involves recycling? Try this brilliant craft idea, the plastic bottle Christmas bells and the winter wonderland plastic bottle scene (diorama)! These cute little winter/Christmas decors are so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can make some! And which can be more better than creating beautiful winter/Christmas decors and recycling some plastic junk at the same time? This plastic bottle Christmas decor can be also a nice group craft project in the school! . . .
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Plasctic spoon Christmas tree
Christmas is our favorite season and everything involves recycling is our favourite craft project! And this little plastic spoon chistmas tree combines the two! This gorgeous plastic spoon chirtmas tree decor takes only about 30 minutes to make and costs under $10, maybe less if you have spoons and paint left over from other projects or your last party! Along with a hefty dose of hot glue, and a little spray paint, plastic spoons have been transformed into a whimsical christmas display! Creative, isn't it? This Christmas craft project is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! . . .
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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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