Fun with Milk Cartons

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“My daughter was playing with her shoes box pretending it was a house,” says The Happy Creations, explaining the inspiration behind these adorable doll houses made from milk cartons.

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Upcycled Crayon Organizer

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Here’s a super fun upcycling project from Melissa Moore. She made this crayon organizer for a church classroom using empty aluminum cans that she’d been saving

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Upcycled Cardboard Make a Great Earring Display

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Over at Blah to Tada, Claire came up with an inexpensive and eye catching way to display earrings. It’s a great idea for anyone who sells jewelry–especially if they want to keep their expenses down at craft fairs and other venues, since it starts with a very easy-to-find material: cardboard.

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Soda Bottle String Dispenser

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Over at Peaceful Planet, Nancy has come up with lots of ways to reuse soda bottles. One of her latest turns an empty plastic bottle into a handy tool for the craft room or studio: a string dispenser!

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Fall Wreath from Upcycled Materials

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At The DIY Mommy, Christina made a pretty fall wreath using materials from her recycling bin and her scrap fabric stash. ” It was a complete experiment, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how pretty it turned out to be,” Christina says.

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Plastic Container Craft Project

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Sometimes you just have to be crafty. Here’s a cute little upcycling project for one of those times. It would be a terrific rainy day project for kids, too. Sherri from About Family Crafts issued a challenge to her friends to upcycle a plastic food container, and this is how she participated in that challenge. Her container of choice once held margarine.

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Paper Bag Book Covers

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Know any students that like to study in style? Pass along this nifty idea from Trisha at Black and White Obsession. With this tutorial for book covers made from paper bags, they’ll soon be studying in style!

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Scrapbook Album from Old CD

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Do you have any CDs or DVDs that you don’t use anymore? I know we made the mistake of buying a bunch of blank CDs in bulk….and now we only use our iPods for music! Oh well, here’s a cute craft project for anyone else who has a few extra disks lying around, by Amy of Joyful Daisy.

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