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18 Projects Every Crafter Wants
Instead of throwing out your stash of mismatched items, you can use it to make awesome green crafts. Green crafting is thrifty and useful for everyday household needs, like earring holders and placemats. These projects show you how saving money is tied to sustainability. With so many different ways to be green, there's no reason not to join the green movement. When you make these go green crafts, you will learn how to save money and tidy up your house at the same time.
Once you discover how to make purses using old jeans, you'll never get rid of an ill-fitting pair again. In fact, these 6 Old Jeans Purse Patterns are so unique and creative, you might end up using pairs that still fit. Just make sure you have a pair of jeans to wear. If you've ever wondered what to make with old jeans, now is the time to consider these genius upcycle projects. Old jeans purse patterns help you save money on fabric and cut closet clutter. Best of all, you can make any size purse you want - make a small clutch for night and a large tote for day.
Go crazy with color and make these Burst of Color Fabric Flowers from Tiffany Windsor. These flower crafts will brighten up any room in your home. Not only are they a low-cost, minimal-effort alternative to real flowers, you can put together color combinations that can't be found in nature. For instance, you're able to experiment with wild combos like neon and pastels. Once you're satisfied with their colors, you can make brooches and hair accessories with these eye-popping accents. This no-sew project is a piece of cake. After all, there's no watering required!
Check out this free tote bag pattern to make your own DIY tote bags that are unlike any other. This Button Up Tiny Tote differs from regular bags because of its all button handle and fabric strips body. Creating this homemade tote is so much fun. After youre through making it, you'll love "toting" this bag around and showing off your sewing skills. There's no point in sticking with typical purse designs when you can rock a look that's playful and exciting.
Add your own Colorful Fabric and Wire Flowers to a variety of crafts. You can learn how to make fabric flowers that only use small scraps of fabric. This project is great because it gives you an excuse to get rid of fabric scraps and other odds and ends like buttons and beads. These flower crafts have a whimsical quality to them. Plus, making these fabric flowers is quick and easy, so this project is perfect for beginners.
Put your sewing room's scraps to good use with this Fabric Scrap Chalkboard. This piece of DIY home decor is as functional as it is adorable. With a little bit of chalkboard paint and a lot of creativity, you can achieve this precious patchwork look. The text on the top half of the chalkboard is totally up to you. Copy the lyrics to a favorite song or jot down a well-loved poem. Make your own chalkboard sign to write notes and reminders. Keep it in reach of the kids, and they can add pictures to this cute blackboard.
Good craft ideas are often unexpected. This Lovely Lampshade Bowl is a great upcycle idea that will make your home look cute. Using an old lampshade, cover it with recycled fabric and any other embellishments. Your handmade bowl will be helping your DIY home decor by showing you how to reuse stuff and upcycle. By turning junk into treasure, you will be helping the planet stay fresh.
Mitzi's Fabric Flowers are an inexpensive and eco-friendly way to get into the mood for spring. These gorgeous DIY fabric flowers are made from recycled materials. When you make this project, you'll be giving Mother Earth and yourself a break, because you'll clean out those fabric scraps that have been piling up. These fantastic floral crafts look great anywhere. Make a bouquet to decorate your home, or give out individual blooms to loved ones. They'll adore the fact that these flowers will stay bright all year.
Fabric scrap crafts don't get much cooler than this. Learn how to make a Quilt Scrap Backpack and use it to carry all of your valuables. Use an old quilt and save yourself a trip to the fabric store. The exposed seams on this rustic backpack will give your bag an unexpected feel and look. The charming and fun design of this bag is unlike anything you've seen before, so be sure to wear your new creation with pride. Just be prepared - everyone will want to know where you picked up your amazing tote.
Get creative with your jewelry making when you follow this Quilter's Bib Necklace Pattern. This project is named after quilters because it uses fabric charms in addition to beads. The layered look of this necklace is even more outstanding when you incorporate decoupage beads. You'll have to break out your sewing machine to make this vintage fabric bib necklace, but this project goes quickly. Plus, if you don't mind mixing colors and patterns, this bib necklace DIY is also a great way to clean out your scrap stash.
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