upcycling

aking upcycled pencil cases from cereal and soda boxes

Upcycled Pencil Cases from Cereal and Soda Boxes

School Supplies!  Our kids need them, schools need them, and local and overseas charities are begging for them.  Did you know that in many countries, children cannot attend school if they don’t have the necessary school supplies?  For the want of a pencil, they could miss weeks of necessary education!  For that reason I LOVE […] Read more…

easy tutorial to make copper wire rings from upcycled egg dippers

How To Make Wire Rings From a Surprising Source!

What a surprise I had when I saw this craft from my friend Rilla!  She is one of the most creative persons I know.  Every day she is crafting something wonderful and new for her Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Each one is more ingenious than the next and frequently upcycles found objects to frugally create […] Read more…

3 EGGcellent Ways to Use Plastic Easter Eggs DIY Tutorial

Plastic Easter Eggs – EGG-cellent Ways to Use Them

Easter Egg hunts!  My children loved them.  Our church had a special day before Easter with games and prizes.  Then, of course, we had to have a second hunt on Easter morning with family and friends.   BUT what to do with those eggs afterwards?  In addition, more plastic eggs will be on clearance (at […] Read more…

Easy Washcloth Tutorials

10 Easy Washcloth Tutorials to Sew, Knit or Crochet

Everyone needs washcloths!  I’ve made many to give away at family baby showers.  And every one of my shoebox gifts included one and a bar of soap.  Soldier, veteran and homeless organizations also need donations for their hygiene kits.  Looking through my Pinterest Boards, I found some of my favorite ones to make.  Here are […] Read more…

How to make easy crochted toss rings DIY tutorial upcycle plastic lids

Crocheted Toss Rings: Easy Tutorial

Here is a simple, easy and inexpensive craft.  My friend Cindy loves to craft and loves to donate.  To keep costs down, she looks carefully at every item before it hits the trash.  Can it be transformed and used in another way?  Her resourcefulness came up with this fun project:  Crocheted Toss Rings!  I loved […] Read more…