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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

5 Craft Ideas for Repurposing Household Objects

If you want to do your bit for the environment without compromising on your crafting habit, why not start by having a look around the house? You’re sure to find a whole host of everyday objects that can be given a new lease of life. By repurposing materials that you already have lying around the house, you can get rid of some clutter while also creating amazing projects for you and your loved ones to treasure. After all, free is always the best price!

5 Craft Ideas for Repurposing Household Objects

1. Coffee filters

Brighten up your morning with these pretty coffee filter blooms. By dying the filters a gorgeous pink hue, you can cut and fold them to create a stunning bouquet that will last a lifetime. Even if you don’t drink coffee, filters are super cheap to buy and usually come in large quantities, so once you’ve bought a box, you’ll be set to make as many flowers as your heart desires! Carla Bagshaw discovered how easy these household objects are to work with, so check out her step-by-step tutorial here to get started on your own!

2. Bunting

Bunting is a well-loved craft, and for good reason, too. It completes the look for any special event, and it looks great as an all-year-round addition to your home décor. The best part is, you can use pretty much anything you have lying around to make up the flags. If papercrafting is your thing, try cut up newspaper or pages from old books glued onto bakers twine for a rustic look. If you prefer to make use of your needle and thread, an old quilt or blanket that you don’t use anymore can also be cut up to create lovely fabric pennants.

3. Wine corks

Wine corks have a certain rustic charm about them, so it’s no wonder they’re so popular when it comes to upcycling crafts. If you have an abundance of corks lying around, why not try creating this stunning simple-yet-effective wreath? All you need to do is super glue the corks onto a circular base - it's really that easy! The addition of some pretty ribbon means that you can hang it with pride in your kitchen. If you haven't got enough corks to fill a whole wreath, that’s not a problem… it’s just an excuse to drink more wine!

4. Magazines

Magazines provide us with so much joy while we’re reading them, but they can start to stack up pretty quickly, and take up quite a lot of room in the house. Why not sacrifice a few old issues to weave into a handy storage basket? You’ll be left with a great place to keep the rest of your magazines, and when you run out of room, you can simply make another basket! If you’re new to weaving, check out Basketweaving for Beginners by Sylvie Begot for some great tips and more basket-based projects.

5. Old jars

Jam, coffee, chutney, even empty candles… old jars can really pile up, and while recycling is always an option, it's nice to see them get a new lease of life in your own house. Jars make the perfect home for tea lights, especially if you jazz the glass up a little first with some embellishments. Alternatively, you could decorate the lid of the jar and keep the glass clear for a simple yet effective piece of craft room storage.