With winter weather still turning skies gray, we think it's the perfect opportunity to snuggle up indoors with a craft project. Even better if it's budget - and earth! - friendly to boot! We found seven amazing craft ideas that use things that would otherwise head for your recycling bin. So rescue those empty bottles and cans and grab a bottle of paint!
Recycled Bottle Bud Vases
Tutorial Via Brit+Co
After a party, skip kicking all those empty bottles to the curb and save 'em to recreate these fun beer bottle bud vases. Use our FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint to add design elements that suit your style!
DIY Concrete Votives
Tutorial Via Monsters Circus
Another super cool take on the bottle - this time, use plastic bottles as molds for poured concrete. The super cool touch we love is the metallic color blocking at the base of the vase.
Upcycled Fabric Garland
Tutorial Via Little Miss Momma
Turn fabric scraps or even old bedsheets into party-perfect decor!
Mod Podge Bangle Bracelets
Tutorial Via My Salvaged Treasures
Head to the thrift store or dig up your own unused baubles to make these beautiful bangles. Mod Podge makes it easy - and we love the concept of using maps from a recent trip create your own souvenir!
Pickle Jar Upcycled Jars
Tutorial Via eighteen25
Sure, mason jars get all the press... but don't forget about those other lurking jars, like the pickle jar used in this fun solution to the standard candy jar. Add Easter candy, and you're just in time for the holiday!
Color Dipped Party Cups
Tutorial Via Sweet C's Designs
This project makes us want to party! Color dipping makes these jars modern, and they use colors that pop from Martha Stewart Crafts®.
Vintage Book Page Silhouette Wall Art
Tutorial Via Crafted Niche
We adore the vintage feel using book pages gives these cool wall art pieces. Dana uses her printer, but another easy way to create the same effect is to use a stencil for insta-art.