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100 Craft Ideas: Free Crochet Afghan Patterns, Craft Storage and Organization, Recycling Crafts, DIY Home Decor

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100 Craft Ideas: Free Crochet Afghan Patterns, Craft Storage and Organization, Recycling Crafts, DIY Home Decor

 

 

 

Free Knit and Crochet Afghan PatternsIdiot Afghan

These easy crochet afghan patterns and knit afghan patterns were some of the best-loved projects in 2012!  Pick your favorite one to make this winter so you can keep warm while you craft!  Several of these patterns are great for beginners and they also make great gifts for the holidays or for an upcoming wedding or housewarming party.  Mix and match your favorite yarn colors to create one of these beautiful handmade afghan patterns.

  1. Idiot Afghan
     
  2. Japanese Afternoon Quilt
     
  3. Modern Lovely Baby Afghan
     
  4. Manly Man Throw
     
  5. The Coziest Crochet Baby Blanket
     
  6. One Ball Baby Blanket
     
  7. Colorful Windchime Afghan
     
  8. Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan
     
  9. Under 6 Hours Throw
     
  10. Amish Inspired Throw
     
  11. Crayon Stained Quilt
     
  12. Baby Kisses Afghan

 

Green Crafting Ideasrecycled CD coasters

Crafting with recycled items is all the rage now.  Learn how to use water bottles, aluminium cans, egg cartons and even CD's to create beautiful works of art that you will be proud to show off.  Best of all, know one will know that these are all "trash to treasure" projects!  Challenge your creativity and create something truly unique with one of these popular green crafting ideas.

  1. Water Bottle Room Divider
     
  2. Plastic Spoon Roses
     
  3. Placemat Shopping Bag
     
  4. Plastic Cup Flowers
     
  5. Recycled CD Coasters
     
  6. CD Cupcake Stand
     
  7. Snowball Wine Bottle Vase
     
  8. Soda Bottle Birdhouse

 

Craft Organization and Storage IdeasMini Drawer Storage System

If you find yourself with more supplies than you can handle, you're going to love our helpful ideas and suggestions for craft organization and craft supply storage ideas.  These easy DIY projects are great for storing everything from small paper embellishments to large pieces of fabric.  There are even some projects to help you store every day supplies like toilet paper, makeup, and more.  Get your life organized for 2013 with these clever and fun craft organization and storage ideas!

  1. Tina’s Green Craft Room
     
  2. Kara’s Awesome Hanging Storage Solutions
     
  3. Mini Drawer Storage System
     
  4. Crochet Stash Baskets
     
  5. Pretty Toilet Paper Caddy
     
  6. Plastic Bottle Bathroom Storage
     
  7. Fabric Wall Organizer
     
  8. Cute Toilet Paper Storage

 

DIY Handmade Jewelry PatternsFabric Scrap Bracelets

Can't find the perfect accessories to go with your favorite outfit?  Why not make your own?  With these easy bracelet designs and earring patterns, you'll be able to revamp your collection of accessories in no time at all.  Learn how to crochet a bracelet, make a cute chain bracelet, and even get a cute pattern for some festive 4th of July earrings!  These DIY handmade jewelry patterns are easy, fun, and great for girls of all ages.

  1. Crochet a Bracelet
     
  2. Daisy Chain Bracelet
     
  3. Fabric Scrap Bracelet
     
  4. Fireworks Earrings

 

Do it Yourself Christmas Gifts and Projectssnowman block

Give your holiday decor a personal touch by making your decorations yourself.  Did you know that you can make your own ornaments and gifts?  With these clever DIY Christmas craft ideas, you'll be in the holiday spirit in no time!  Unique projects like the Tampon Angel and the Quilted Christmas Tea Jar make great gifts for friends and family.  Best of all, they're not likley to get anything like it, so your gift is sure to stand out and be remembered for years to come.

  1. Unique Tampon Angel
     
  2. Doorstop Snowman
     
  3. Recycled Christmas Card
     
  4. Quick Hostess Gift
     
  5. Quilted Christmas Tea Jar
     
  6. Christmas Goodie Pop Top Cans

 

Knit and Crochet Scarves, Gloves, and HatsRio Scarf

If you're a beginner at crochet or knitting, these knit and crochet scarves, gloves, and hats are great for practicing your skill.  These projects also work up quickly and don't require much yarn at all, so they're budget friendly and great for weekend projects.  Crochet and knit scarves are excellent gifts for men and women of all ages, and they'll be extra surprised when they find out that you made it yourself.  With these easy and free knit and crochet patterns, you'll have cute and fashionable accessories for every season!

  1. Tee Shirt Fringe Scarf
     
  2. Light and Lacy Scarf
     
  3. Green Sheen Scarf
     
  4. Romantic Ruffles Scarf
     
  5. One Skein Asymmetry Scarf
     
  6. Summer Wrap
     
  7. Beginner Crochet Cap
     
  8. Crochet Shawl for Summer
     
  9. Easy Floppy Hat
     
  10. Frou Frou Hat
     
  11. Colorful Texting Gloves
     
  12. Grey Slouchie Beanie
     
  13. Rio Scarf
     
  14. Simple Ear Warmer

 

Homemade Clothes20 Minute Ruffle Dress

Homemade clothes are a great option if you like to sew, crochet, knit or just get creative. There are a variety of green crafting ideas you can try when making yourself a re-fashioned t-shirt or leggings from old sweater sleeves.  Even if you just have a few miscellanous craft ideas you want to try, consider making a few fabulous wearables. There's no need to create an entire wardrobe - start with a cardigan or little dress and see how easy it is to create your own wearable crafts.

  1. 20 Minute Ruffle Dress
     
  2. Adorable Crocheted Baby Dress
     
  3. Fancy Retro Top
     
  4. Pink Rose Cardigan
     
  5. Lacy Ruffle Cardigan
     
  6. Cropped Lacy Cardigan
     
  7. Cleavage Be Gone

 

Easy DIY Home Decor

There's never a bad time to create decorative crafts for your home. Start from the bottom and work your way up - you can make rugs, frames for your mantel, art to hang on your walls and so much more. Best of all, you can explore some green craft ideas and use scraps of material you already have. You can also think in terms of craft organization and storage ideas - make decorative pieces that you can also use to clear up your clutter. Whether you're making crafts for your kitche or your bathroom, you'll find a fun project you can start in today.

  1. Apple Pie Wreath
     
  2. Bold Stripe Rug with Fringe
     
  3. Bird and Text Collage Wall Art
     
  4. Giant Button Wall Art
     
  5. Hamster Wheel Wreath
     
  6. Kitchen Floor Rug
     
  7. Easy Decoupage Frames
     
  8. Infinity Rug
     
  9. Spa Bath Mat
     
  10. Scrap Squares Rug
     
  11. Dollar Chandelier
     
  12. Coffee Jug Planter
     
  13. Butterfly Garden Stake
     
  14. Falling Leaves Candle Jar

 

Crafty Things to Make with Recycled Items

Whoever said it's not easy being green has yet to take a look at these crafty projects. Green crafting ideas can be uncomplicated and perfect for beginners. Dig into your cabinet, check your garage and comb your closet for discards that can be reused. This is a great way to trim your trash and help the Earth at the same time. If you're looking for crafty things to make with recycled items, this list is a great place to get started.

  1. 10 Things to do with Old Wine Bottles
     
  2. 14 Things to do with Old Jeans
     
  3. 10 Ways to Craft with Sweaters
     
  4. 10 Crafty Uses for an Old Toothbrush
     
  5. 15 Unexpected Uses for Aluminum Foil
     
  6. 18 Crafty Uses for Pop Cans
     
  7. 16 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls
     
  8. 3 Creative Uses for a Bucket
     
  9. 10 Recycled Magazine Crafts
     
  10. 14 Creative Uses for Mesh Bags
     
  11. 6 Old Jean Purses

 

Other Crochet and Knitting ProjectsSimple One Skein Wrap

Yarn lovers, we've got plenty of projects just for you. From free crochet afghan patterns to knit scarves, gloves and hats, there are so many ways to get creative and make something fabulous. Whether you love your two needles or consider yourself a happy hooker, there are plenty of patterns to choose from. Make a cowl, wrap or shawl and stay warm during the winter months. Other crochet and knitting projects include fun bags, slippers, and baby items.

  1. Simple One Skein Wrap
     
  2. Crochet Convertible Cowl
     
  3. Goddess Shawl
     
  4. Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie
     
  5. Hip Hobo Bag
     
  6. Grandma's Knit Slippers
     
  7. Baby Blue Hat
     
  8. Lightweight Zen Jacket
     
  9. Balloon Flower
     
  10. Lavender Shell Afghan

 

Miscellaneous Craft Ideas A Cluster of Nylon Butterflies

Still looking for more fun craft ideas? Think outside the box and make some do it yourself Christmas gifts and projects. A casserole tote or hot rice bags definitely come in handy during the holiday season. You create easy DIY home decor crafts to display in your home all year long. Just because a craft is a little different doesn't mean it isn't so much fun to make. In fact, these projects are often the most fun to show off!

  1. A Cluster of Nylon Butterflies
     
  2. Casserole Tote
     
  3. Easy Diaper Trike
     
  4. Friendship Jar
     
  5. Hot Rice Bags
     
  6. The Angel of Crafting

 

In a hurry? A 10-Hour Afghan is a great weekend project that will keep you warm all season long. You can also give one as a meaningful gift.

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