Homemade Goods & Crafts

  • Recycled Denim: Blue Jeans are Turning Green

    Denim has been a fabric of all genders that dates back to the Gold Rush days in American history. Today denim can be recycled and also repurposed into reusable items for the family.
    By  Tania Cowling October 19, 2011 

  • Ideas For Making Fun Toys For Kids From Recycled Materials

    You can use recycled materials to make toys with your kids, or to give as gifts. Browse at home for unwanted items and turn them into creative masterpieces.
    By Michelle Gail October 9, 2011 

  • Crocheted Hat, Sweater & Booties For Newborns

    Choosing the perfect baby gift can sometimes be difficult, but this free pattern for a hat, sweater and bootie set, is easy to make and would be cherished gift for any mom to be.
    By Rene Wolf August 15, 2011 

  • Knitting a Traditional Shell Pattern Afghan

    Knit a shell stitch afghan using simple lace knitting techniques. The shell stitch knitting pattern is simple enough for a beginner but interesting enough for an experienced knitter. Knit an afghan for yourself or someone else using this shell pattern...
    By Jessica Cook August 1, 2011 

  • Recycling Cardboard Cereal Boxes into Useful Household Items

    Most people at cereal, and of course, cereal boxes are recyclable cardboard. But why not use those recycle those cardboard boxes into something that you can use?
    By J.C. Wilkinson July 31, 2011 

  • Twists and Flutters: Step by Step Instructions for Crocheting a Ruffled, Spiral Scarf

    Use this tutorial to create a ruffled crochet scarf that spirals as it hangs around your neck. Make your scarf in any length or width you like for a custom fit. Crochet a ruffled scarf in a few simple steps.
    By Jessica Cook July 29, 2011 

  • How to Make Great Gifts from Recycled Wine Bottles

    Recycled wine bottles can be used to make creative gifts for parties, holidays, and housewarmings. You can do your part to help in recycling glass by turning wine bottles into great gifts. Simply remove the label, wash and dry the bottles, and impress...
    By Vicki Perry July 29, 2011 

  • Hook Your Own Hairnet with a Crochet Hook

    Round up your favorite crochet hook and a crochet thread in your favorite color, settle into your couch, then begin crocheting your own hair net. Even if you are a beginner at crochet, you can quickly learn how to complete the mesh stitch.
    By Genevieve Van Wyden July 26, 2011 

  • How to Make Denim Coasters

    If you need drink coasters, you can save money by making them yourself. These denim coasters are absorbent and machine washable. If you have lots of scrap denim material lying around, you can make this easy blue jean craft project for free.
    By Jennifer Claerr July 26, 2011 

  • Recycling an Old Towel into a Useful Beach Tote Bag

    Recycling old towels into rags is what most of us do. Why not make a useful beach tote bag instead?
    By J.C. Wilkinson July 24, 2011 
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