I've long been an advocate or re-using and recycling materials in crafts. I especially like doing that for kids' crafts, but recycled materials are also great for re-use in art collages, paper projects, decoupage, general crafts and even jewelry.
Here's a craft that I did recently for the Smoothfoam blog. This Primitive Bunny Jar uses paper bags, old buttons and a jelly jar. You can find the instructions at the link.
|Primitive Bunny Jar for Smoothfoam|
Here's another of my favorite projects that I made using paper bags - Scrunched Paper Bangles.
All the instructions are on my blog at the link. It's a fun gift for the kids to make for Mother's Day.
|Scrunched Paper Bangles|
Here's another craft that I made using recycled materials: a Decoupaged Flower Pot. It's a great craft for everyone from kids to seniors!
|Decoupaged Flower Pot|
Have fun with these and don't forget to look at your recyclables for crafting material!