Working towards a zero-waste kitchen? Here’s how to make reusable sponges, better known as unsponges, from things you have around the house.
Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.
Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.
Turn an old towel into an ice pack cover, so your skin stays protected and dry when you’re icing injuries. It fits over the ice pack like a decorative pillowcase, so it won’t slip off when you’re using it.
Make this cute coin purse from the front pocket of an old pair of jeans. This is a quick and easy project that’s suitable for beginners, and would make an excellent gift. Use it as a stocking stuffer, or as a creative way to give money or a gift card.
Tired of spending money on dog toys that your dog destroys in minutes? Here’s how to make a sturdy, long-lasting tug toy out of old t-shirts. This simple, no-sew toy is the perfect project to keep your hands busy when you’re watching TV.
Use some of your fabric scraps to make potholders. This simple design doesn’t require binding tape, so it’s easy enough for beginners. Whip up a set for yourself. Then, whip up several more to give as gifts.
Keep mesh produce bags out of the trash by turning them into pot scrubbers. This simple project takes less than five minutes. Choose from the sew or no-sew version. Both are easy to make, and will produce a durable, no-scratch pot scrubber.
Making your own envelopes is really easy, and lots of fun. And when you make them yourself, you get to pick the paper and make them whatever size you want.
All of the envelopes that you see here were made from the pages of a little, free magazine that my insurance company puts out each quarter. Aren’t they pretty? Let me show you how they’re made.