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Do-it-yourself > DIY Project Index


Do you have some materials around the house you're just dying to turn into something new? Choose from our complete listing of RePlayGround projects below for hours of upcycling fun. You'll find instructions and how-to videos for turning trash into treasure.

Did you make one of these projects? Do you have a photo of it? Send it to us. We always like to see your crafty creations.

Repurposed Plastic
• Candy Wrapper Beads (instructions at Ecouterre )
• Carton Catchers (instructions)
• CD Suncatcher (instructions)
• Collapsible Wrapper Bowl (instructions at Craftzine )
• Jewel Case Picture Frames (instructions at Planet Green )

• Plastic Bag Curtains (instructions )
• Plastic Bag Placemats (instructions at Time Out New York )
• Plastic Container Planters (instructions at Craftzine )
• Plastic Jug Lamp (instructions)
• Soda Bottle Bird Feeder (instructions )
• Soda Bottle Candy Dish (instructions), Vase, Trinket Dish and Photo Cuff (instructions in Craft Magazine )
• Soda Bottle Houseplant Care (instructions )
• Yogurt Tub Luggage Tags (instructions at Planet Green )

RePlayed Paper
• Cardboard Butterflies (instructions and template )
• Cereal Box Pencil Case (instructions and template at Craftzine )
• Cereal Box Wallet (instructions and template)
• Milk/Cereal Placemat (instructions)
• Paper Tube Fruit Bowl (instructions)

• Scrap Wrapping Paper and Bow (instructions)
• Record Album Portfolio (how-to video
)

Marvelous Metal and Glorious Glass
• Glass Bottle Vase (instructions or how-to video )
• License Plate Memo Board (instructions at Craftzine or how-to video
)
• Mint Tin Magnetic Word Play (instructions)
• Mint Tin Puzzle (how-to video
)
• Paper Clip Wine Charms (instructions )
• Soda Tab Belt (instructions )

Refashioned Fabric
• Jersey Tote Bag (instructions)
• No-Sew T-Shirt Headband and Cowl (instructions )
• Scrap Fabric Yo-Yos (instructions at Craftzine )
• Shirt Cuff Wallet (instructions )
• Shirt Sleeve Wine Sleeve (instructions in Craft Magazine )
• Sock Drawstring Sack (instructions)
• Travel Backgammon Board (instructions)
• T-Shirt Pillow Chair (how-to video )
• Umbrella Pouch (instructions)

• Umbrella Purse (how-to video )
• Umbrella Skirt (instructions)
• Umbrella Water Bottle Cozy (instructions )

  
Everything Else
• Coat Hanger Poinsettia Wreath (instructions )
• Eyeglasses to Picture Frames (instructions) (*You can also find this project in the PhotoJoJo book!)
• Holiday Light Jewelry (instructions at Ecouterre )
• Junk Jar Scavenger Hunt (instructions)
• Orange Juice Carton Basket (how-to video
)
• Paint Can Clock and Planter (instructions)
• Puzzle Piece Friendship Necklace (instructions at Planet Green )
• Transit Card Holiday Ornament (instructions )
• Wine Cork Keychain (instructions at Craftzine )

 

 


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