Creative Recycling Ideas

What a perfect way to recyle those old books as a temporary christmas tree. The best part is that you can read them again after it’s over. :)

What a perfect way to recyle those old books as a temporary christmas tree. The best part is that you can read them again after it’s over. :)

What a cute idea for all of those wood scraps! These are kind of plain, but the possibilities are endless and free if you use what’s already available in your own home. :) 

What a cute idea for all of those wood scraps! These are kind of plain, but the possibilities are endless and free if you use what’s already available in your own home. :) 

DIY Snow Bike Tires! Add zip-ties to your tires for more traction.SHARE with your biking friends.~ Safe travelings, everyone.

DIY Snow Bike Tires! 
Add zip-ties to your tires for more traction.
SHARE with your biking friends.
~ Safe travelings, everyone.

Ghosts in the Graveyard
Here’s another wonderfully crafty and ghostly creation found at http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/eggcartonghosts.shtml by[Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children.She is the Chief Editor of FamilyCorner.com Magazine.]
This craft is great for all ages!
Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts in the graveyard.
What You Need:
12 or 18 egg cardboard egg carton
2 twigs that look like miniature trees
3 cotton balls
small piece of white paper or card stock
popsicle or craft stick
acrylic craft paint in white, black and green
black fine tip marker
hot glue gun or white craft glue
What You Do:

Place egg carton upside down on work surface.


Mix together some white and black paint to make gray. Paint all but five of the egg cups with the gray paint. Set aside to dry.


While paint on gravestones is drying, paint the popsicle stick with black paint. Let dry then repeat on the other side.


On white paper or cardstock, write the words “Ghosts in the Graveyard” to create a sign. Use scissors to trim into a rectangle. Glue to the end of the black popsicle stick.


Paint the remaining egg cups with white paint and let dry.


Paint the edges and outer flap of the carton with green paint, let dry.


When paint has dried, use the black marker to add words to the gravestones such as “R.I.P.” or “Here Lies My Feet”. We also added years on our headstones. Add faces to the ghosts as well.


Use a pen to poke a hole in between two egg cups in the back row. Put some hot glue on the end of one of the twigs and insert into the hole. Repeat this process on the right side of the graveyard as well.


Poke another hole somewhere in the middle, add hot glue to the end of the black popsicle stick and insert the sign.


Gently pull apart 3 cotton balls. Glue the cotton around the edge of the graveyard, inserting some in between rows and around the sign.

Ghosts in the Graveyard

Here’s another wonderfully crafty and ghostly creation found at http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/eggcartonghosts.shtml by[Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children.She is the Chief Editor of FamilyCorner.com Magazine.]

This craft is great for all ages!

Recycle an old cardboard egg carton into some Halloween craft fun with these ghosts in the graveyard.

What You Need:

  • 12 or 18 egg cardboard egg carton
  • 2 twigs that look like miniature trees
  • 3 cotton balls
  • small piece of white paper or card stock
  • popsicle or craft stick
  • acrylic craft paint in white, black and green
  • black fine tip marker
  • hot glue gun or white craft glue

What You Do:

  1. Place egg carton upside down on work surface.

  2. Mix together some white and black paint to make gray. Paint all but five of the egg cups with the gray paint. Set aside to dry.
  3. While paint on gravestones is drying, paint the popsicle stick with black paint. Let dry then repeat on the other side.

  4. On white paper or cardstock, write the words “Ghosts in the Graveyard” to create a sign. Use scissors to trim into a rectangle. Glue to the end of the black popsicle stick.
  5. Paint the remaining egg cups with white paint and let dry.

  6. Paint the edges and outer flap of the carton with green paint, let dry.
  7. When paint has dried, use the black marker to add words to the gravestones such as “R.I.P.” or “Here Lies My Feet”. We also added years on our headstones. Add faces to the ghosts as well.

  8. Use a pen to poke a hole in between two egg cups in the back row. Put some hot glue on the end of one of the twigs and insert into the hole. Repeat this process on the right side of the graveyard as well.
  9. Poke another hole somewhere in the middle, add hot glue to the end of the black popsicle stick and insert the sign.

  10. Gently pull apart 3 cotton balls. Glue the cotton around the edge of the graveyard, inserting some in between rows and around the sign.

CARDBOARD TUBE MUMMIES

This is a ghoulish idea for the little kiddies and mummies. :) I found this great idea at  http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/cardboardtubemummies.shtml

Grade: K-6   •   Age: 4-10  •  Written by: Amanda Formaro
[Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.]
www.craftsbyamanda.com

These super cute and fun little mummies make great finger puppets. Make your mummy a girl by adding a simple ribbon or construction paper bow to her head!

What You Need:

  • 1 cardboard bathroom tissue tube
  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Color wiggle eyes
  • Glue stick
  • 1/2 sheet of black construction paper

What You Do:

  1. Cut a small piece of black construction paper, about 2” x 1.5” and use glue stick to attach it toward the top of the cardboard tube. 
  2. Use white craft glue to attach wiggle eyes to the black paper. 
  3. Tear white construction paper into strips; reserve the end pieces with the straight edges to use at the top and bottom of the tube. 
  4. Use glue stick to attach the paper strips around the cardboard tube, overlapping as you go. Leave the wiggle eyes and a little of the black paper visible.
  5. Cover remaining area with white construction paper and voila!
  6. Tip: Colored wiggle eyes are available at your local craft supply store.
Pumpkin Candles. :)

Pumpkin Candles. :)

Gourd Snake swallowing a baby pumpkin
http://www.instructables.com/id/Gourd-Snake-swallowing-a-baby-pumpkin/?ALLSTEPS <- Tutorial Halloween is coming Halloween gives innocent vegetables a chance to show off their darker sides. Confessions of Crafty Witches

Gourd Snake swallowing a baby pumpkin

http://www.instructables.com/id/Gourd-Snake-swallowing-a-baby-pumpkin/?ALLSTEPS <- Tutorial Halloween is coming 

Halloween gives innocent vegetables a chance to show off their darker sides. Confessions of Crafty Witches

Edgar Allen Poe Halloween Wreath Tutorial 
http://gwenmossblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-halloween-wreath-edgar-allen-poe.html &lt;- Hark the Tutorial nevermore Vadora Confessions of Crafty Witches

Edgar Allen Poe Halloween Wreath Tutorial 

http://gwenmossblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-halloween-wreath-edgar-allen-poe.html <- Hark the Tutorial nevermore
 Vadora 
Confessions of Crafty Witches

Scary Vampire Pumpkins

Scary Vampire Pumpkins

Drilled Pumpkins
For all of you out there who either don&#8217;t have the time to carve, or are carvingly challenged, this is the way to go!
With varying size drill bits and a little imagination, you can creative your own beautiful masterpiece!
I like to place different colored glow sticks in them to give them some extra colorful glow!
Fun Fun Fun!

Drilled Pumpkins

For all of you out there who either don’t have the time to carve, or are carvingly challenged, this is the way to go!

With varying size drill bits and a little imagination, you can creative your own beautiful masterpiece!

I like to place different colored glow sticks in them to give them some extra colorful glow!

Fun Fun Fun!

Spooky Concotions out of Recycled Glass
This is a fun and awesome way to recycle those old glass bottles for Halloween! By using some old flat black spray paint, paper bags or old toilet paper or paper towel rolls and old wine corks you can make a ghoulish display of fabulously spooky &#8220;concotions&#8221; and &#8220;potions&#8221;. :) Have fun!

Spooky Concotions out of Recycled Glass

This is a fun and awesome way to recycle those old glass bottles for Halloween! By using some old flat black spray paint, paper bags or old toilet paper or paper towel rolls and old wine corks you can make a ghoulish display of fabulously spooky “concotions” and “potions”. :) Have fun!

Creative Charger Case

Creative Charger Case

Single use ointment/toothpaste/lotion/etc. put it in a straw. Heat your pliers and seal it shut. Hole punch and throw on a key chain inside your first aid kit/ toiletry bag/ purse / backpack. Great for camping, hiking, or traveling.

Single use ointment/toothpaste/lotion/etc. put it in a straw. Heat your pliers and seal it shut. Hole punch and throw on a key chain inside your first aid kit/ toiletry bag/ purse / backpack. Great for camping, hiking, or traveling.

Free Recycled Tires as Planters!

Free Recycled Tires as Planters!

Log stools painted with glow in the dark paint! Buy supplies at http://amzn.to/1aCO3HD
I think this is a great idea for out in the woods or around a campfire. Nature&#8217;s sun will provide the energy needed to have a colorful lit up night! 


Log stools painted with glow in the dark paint! Buy supplies at http://amzn.to/1aCO3HD

I think this is a great idea for out in the woods or around a campfire. Nature’s sun will provide the energy needed to have a colorful lit up night!