Category: Recycle it

Denim Christmas Trees

Use those seams you were going to pitch to make cute little denim trees!


    • Seams, hems and stitched denim trim from old jeans.
    • Hot glue gun – Strong clear glue and pins.
    • Cardboard – like a cardboard base from a frozen pizza. Any scrap cardboard packaging will do. As long as it is not too thick as you will need to bend the cardboard.
    • Twigs to use as trunks
    • Woodslices for the base

Click HERE for the instructions


T-shirt Wipes

Don’t buy paper towels or wipes again – Use these instead!


  • 1-2 cotton t-shirts
  • 6 ounces grain alcohol / everclear
  • 20 drops essential oil
  • 2 ounces white vinegar
  • 4 ounces distilled water
  • 32-ounce jar

Click HERE for the instructions

T-shirt Rug

You’ll need old T-shirts and burlap. Cut the t-shirts into thin strips, and weave into the burlap, tying each one.

In this sample, there are approximately 1700 of these 1/2 inch by 3 inch strips. They were woven in at random. The rug edges were finished with the T-shirt hems.


Bicycle Rim Clock

It’s time to ride! Your favorite bike rider will love this addition to his or her room.


You’ll need:

  • old bicycle rim
  • large plastic numbers
  • clock kit
  • spray paint (optional)

Clean the rim as needed. Spray paint the numbers and when dry, attach to the rim. The center was sprayed too here in the pic.

Follow the clock kit instructions to make this thing come to life!

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Radio Flyer Toy Car Storage

Cut a backing board to fit the inside of a wagon (wheels and handle removed, of course). Add shelving with lips to keep the cars from rolling off. Secure all together with screws and hang where little hands can reach – or up high where little hands cannot reach to preserve dad or grand-dad’s collectibles!!


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