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Upcycling Craft Ideas

Turn the things destined for your recycling bin into creative crafts! It’s a cost-effective way to show off your creativity and turn trash into treasure.


Soup can herb containers

Make art projects out of soup cans! Get supplies from a craft store, check for rough edges around the top, and punch holes in the bottom. When your herb seeds are ready to transplant, place them in your cans with potting soil mix.

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Make sure you work with crafts in a well-ventilated area such as an open garage or a craft room with lots of windows. Be sure to use non-toxic materials.