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Left Over Cardboard Boxes? Make Horses.

This is a fun project parents can do with their young daughter. If you have left over cardboard boxes, you can make mini horses for decorating a bedroom wall. For inspiration and and instructions visit this informativearticle by Ann Wood.

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Turn Tissue Paper Into Pom Pom Flowers

Gift bags seem to be more popular than gift wrap nowadays which means you probably have alot of tissue paper lying around the house. Sure you could recycle this paper, but why not add a fresh feel to your home by creating tissue pom pop flowers? Nicole of Lillyella has a great tutorial for doing just that.

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Turn Plastic Bags Into A Water Bottle Holder

Cindy is a crochet master. In this tutorial she'll show you how to create a water bottle holder with a sling made from plastic bags.

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Create Wall Flowers From Plastic Bags

People have a tendency to overlook their consumption of limited resources. Megan MacMurray and Angela Pablo recognized this problem, and hope to change our behavior through Project Garden Electric. As part of this activity, they've focused on plastic bags, hoping to draw attention with their plastic wall flowers tutorial [...]

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Recycle Flake

Although we haven't personally asked him, Santa is obviously a fan of recycling. He'd be mighty impressed at the recycle flakes made by Chanelle and her daughter. While their creation used an old Crate & Barrel magazine, we think cutting patterns into colorful paper bags would also make festive decorations.

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How To Fuse Plastic Bags Together

Have some new sewing projects you are dying to try but don’t have any fabric on hand? Here is a great tutorial on how to make your own material from plastic grocery bags. You likely already have everything you need, and best of all it’s a great way to reuse your plastic bags.

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Create A Frame Ornament

Looking for a quick craft to do with the kids? Here’s how you can turn an old sweater into a Christmas ornament/picture frame. You can adapt it a bit and use some of your old gift bags or boxes to do the same.

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