18 Wood Pallet Projects: What to Make With Wood Pallets

Wood pallet projects are something that should be on the bucket lists of every crafter out there. Not only are wood pallets incredibly easy to work with, but they are also very cheap and easy to find. Add the fact that anything made of pallets looks extremely stunning, and you have the perfect craft. These pallet ideas can add a nice country charm to any home. If the rustic life is not your style, however, have no fear! Wood pallets are one of the most versatile materials to craft with, so you can tweak these wood pallet ideas however you want to get your desired style.

18 Wood Pallet Projects- What to Make With Wood Pallets

DIY Pallet Furniture

If you love the look of wooden pallets in your home decor, then why not try incorporating wood pallets into your furniture? These wood pallet furniture ideas will leave your home looking rustic and charming. You won’t believe how easy these DIY furniture ideas are, not to mention thrifty—for most of these projects, all you need are some old wood pallets and nails. You can’t beat that!

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2.  DIY Wood Pallet Coffee Table
3.  DIY Toy Storage
4.  American Flag DIY Pallet Coffee Table
5.  DIY Strawberry Planter
6.  Rolling Pallet Planter
7.  Stackable Pallet Compost Bin
8.  DIY Storage Crate
9.  Charming Stepped Planter

Decorative Pallet Projects

If you’re not ready to incorporate wood pallets into your large pieces of furniture just yet, then it might be a good idea to start smaller. Try making some wood pallet decorations, and I promise you’ll get hooked. These wood pallet projects are perfect for any part of your home, from the kitchen to the garden.

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11. How to Make a Pallet Garden
12. Love Life Pallet
13. Vertical Pallet Garden
14. Rustic Pallet Wood Sign
15. DIY Hanging Pallet Wood Shelf
16. Pallet DIY Garden Projects
17. DIY Pallet Shelf
18. DIY Pallet Wine Rack

How have you incorporated wood pallets in your home?

Happy America Recycles Day! + Krazy Glue Giveaway

Today is America Recycles Day! And what better way to celebrate than by crafting with recyclable items?

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Today we are celebrating your creativity and helping keep America clean. So even if you hubby thinks your crazy for keeping a bag of toilet paper rolls, just know that we here at FaveCrafts applaud you and encourage you to keep crafting with recycled materials.

Each hour on Facebook we are featuring a recycled project today. So yes, that means 24 posts today! You can join us on Facebook RIGHT NOW to see all of the fun!

Another way to keep things out of landfills is to repair instead of toss. Our favorite way? Krazy Glue! I’m serious when I say this stuff is truly the best when it comes to crafting and fixing up your house.

Check out these awesome projects that use Krazy Glue!

Now you will get a chance to win some Krazy Glue for yourself! There are two types in this prize and 3 winners will get one of each!

Krazy Glue® 20g Craft Gel – Krazy Glue Craft Formula Gel is perfect for filling gaps on porous surfaces like ceramic and pottery. The no-run Gel Formula allows for gluing vertical surfaces without a drippy mess and also allows for gluing two mismatched surfaces. Delayed skin bond with Skin Guard gives you extra working time.

Maximum Bond Krazy Glue® 20g Gel – Maximum Bond Formula provides an extra strength and durable shock-resistant bond. Our no-run Gel Formula allows for gluing vertical surfaces without a drippy mess and also allows for gluing two mismatched surfaces. It works best on porous materials like ceramic or pottery. The extended tip makes it easy to get into tight spaces.

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In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

How would you use Krazy Glue to celebrate America Recycles Day?

Thank you to all who participated in out giveaway and, more importantly, America Recycles Day! The winners are…
Patricia M – I am always fixing and rehabing items! I could use this in so many ways!

Jennifer – I have 4 toddlers in the house so there is always a few things on my “going to fix” shelf. This would go a long way in helping me!

Kyle – I have started using it for several jewelry projects. Love It!!

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  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, November 18th, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

Bright Ideas: How to Recycle Light Bulbs in Creative Ways

How-to-Recycle-Light-BulbsDING! Our creative light bulb just went off, and we’ve rounded up 12 lightbulb crafts for some truly green crafting.

Looking for some great ways to recycle this season? Well look no further! The following lightbulb crafts from FaveCrafts and AllFreeHolidayCrafts will shock and amaze you. Don’t throw out those “burnt out” bulbs. They have a lot more life left in them than you think.

Everyone dreads that quiet jingle that indicates that a lightbulb needs to be replaced. However, if you save your old glass bulbs, you’ll notice there is more jingle in your pockets.

No, that wasn’t the microwave – you just realized that there are so many wonderful decorating ideas to make with lightbulbs!

Perhaps these 12 lightbulb crafts will inspire you to come up with a few recycling projects of your own. Prepare to shout “Eureka!” because you’re about to discover some crafting gold. With lightbulbs, you can create thrifty projects that will both save the environment and save you money. Start saving those bulbs now because Christmas will spring upon you quicker than you think, and you will want plenty of glass bulbs to create ornaments and other trinkets. With so many home décor ideas and more, I’m surprised you’re still reading and not crafting yet! Here are 12 lightbulb ideas that will never dim.

 Lightbulb Christmas Ornaments

  1. Recycled Lightbulb Snowman
  2. Recycled Lightbulb Holiday Ornaments
  3. Recycling Old Bulbs
  4. Recycled Lightbulb Angel Ornament
  5. Shiny Recycled Lightbulb Ornament
  6. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Penguin Ornament

 

 

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  1. Cute Recycled Lightbulb Vase
  2. Soaring Lightbulb Birds
  3. Upcycled Lightbulb Centerpiece
  4. Recycled Bulb Hot Air Balloons
  5. Homemade Maracas from Lightbulbs
  6. Bright Idea Father’s Day Gift

 

Did these lightbulb crafts give you a few bright ideas of your own? Tell us what they are in the comments section below!

 

13 Projects to Make with Duck Tape

The all-in-one home fixer upper, Duct Tape, now has a crafty purpose.  This strong-bonding adhesive tape found at several stores nation wide is being used by creative minds to add color and style to their wearables, home decor, gift packages, and so much more!

Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, Duct Tape can be used to create everything from home accessories to jewelry.  These Duct Tape Bags are a must-have for kids of all ages, and creative people are even making cute Duct Tape Shoes for little kids.  There are so many colors and patterns out there that you’re bound to find a roll of Duct Tape to best suit your needs!

If you feel like you want to get crafty with this awesome adhesive, you’re in luck.  We’ve gathered up 13 of our favorite Duct Tape projects and “stuck” them right here for you to find!  Don’t forget to tell us which one is your favorite in the comments below!

BONUS!  Want even MORE awesome Duct Tape patterns?  Check out our giveaway at the bottom of the page.  We just know you’re going to love it!

 

13 Projects to Make with Duck Tape

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BONUS!  We’re giving away a copy of Duct Tape Your Heart Out!, an awesome book filled with 44 fun and easy projects using Duck brand duct tape.  Covering fashion, decor, and gift ideas, this book is great for crafters of all ages…and has lots of great ideas and suggestions for adding a bit of color and style to your favorite fashion accessories.  You have until August 15th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway!  Head on over to the giveaway page now and register to win!  Good luck!

11 Crafts to Go Green

Like most people out there, I try to do my best at being environmentally friendly. I use a refillable water bottle as opposed to buying plastic ones, I make sure to recycle everything I possibly can, and I try to avoid driving and walk to my destination whenever possible. Beyond going green for living, I also go green for creating! There are countless reasons why everyone should consider reusing, recycling, and repurposing when they craft. Obviously, it’s a little nicer on the environment. Green crafting is also pretty nice on your budget, too.

11 Crafts To Go Green

So for your next project, try going green! Bust out those scraps, reuse something you have lying around, or create something new with a few materials in your recycling bin. Old sweaters too worn to donate? Cut them up to create a fabric wreath! Spare buttons lying around? Create some button flowers! There are so many ways that you can go green when you’re crafting. Take a look at some of the crafts from AllFreeChristmasCrafts below. These crafts that you don’t have to sacrifice beauty to go green.

  1. Wax Dipped Pine Cone Ornaments
  2. Snowflake Washer Coasters
  3. Snowballs from Bedspreads
  4. Thrifty Tin Can Lantern
  5. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament
  6. Light Up Recycled Lantern
  7. Neck Tie Wreath
  8. Cereal Box Wreath
  9. Snowman Light Bulb Ornament
  10. Wine Cork Wreath
  11. Mini Toilet Paper Roll Wreaths

Want to Learn More About Green Crafting?

I'm Dreaming of a Green ChristmasEnter our giveaway for Anna Getty’s book, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas. Full of crafts, recipes, and green tips, this book is the perfect way to get more inspiration for going green. The contest runs until January 28th so don’t miss your chance to win, enter today!

 

Your New Year’s Resolution: Crafty Ways to Go Green with Kids

Your New Year’s Resolution: Crafty Ways to Go Green with KidsYou’ve heard it before: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But have you really put in the effort to follow that simple mantra? With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, I’ve made my list of New Year’s resolutions, and being more eco-friendly is at the top of my list.

Teaching kids to recycle is an easy way to get the entire family to go green. With just a little crafty inspiration, knowledge, and this guide from AllFreeKidsCrafts, you can make your New Year’s resolution a success. Kids are guaranteed to love these recycled crafts and learning activities, and you’ll love making a difference in your family’s lifestyle this year.

Step 1: Get the Info

Did you know that turning the tap off when you brush your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water per day? Or did you know that recycling just one aluminum can provides enough energy for you to listen to a full album on your iPod? There are tons of cool things to learn about recycling! To really make the most of your New Year’s Resolution, start teaching kids about recycling by using fun facts like these. It won’t cost you anything at all to start learning how to recycle; in fact, the amount of money you can save when you recycle will amaze you.

Step 2: Get Crafty!

You can reuse just about anything you put your mind to, and these recycled crafts for kids are some of our best. Toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and plastic bottles are some of the things you go through the most, but there are tons of other things you can recycle into cool craft projects! Let’s take a look at some unique ways to use items around the house:

Egg Cartons

Egg Carton FrogCharming Egg Carton Buttons: add some flair to your latest craft projects for next to nothing!

Egg Carton Frog: this adorable little critter is actually one of our Top 100 Projects of 2013, and it’s easy to see why. Who can resist a craft that’s both cute and thrifty?

Egg-o-Math Game: re-purpose an egg carton into an educational activity for kids!

Toilet Paper Rolls

The King's Recycled CastleThe King’s Recycled Castle: you’ll be the King (or Queen) of going green with this fun recycled craft.

Paper Roll Pencil Organizers: want to learn how to get organized this year, too? With these toilet paper roll crafts, you can be eco-friendly and organized all in one.

Cardboard Tube Minion Crafts: because who doesn’t love those silly yellow fellows?

Plastic Bottles

Miss Money-Saving SquidSoda Bottle Terrarium: this is by far my favorite way to reuse a plastic bottle. Teaching kids the importance of taking care of the earth is much cooler when they can watch something grow.

Creative Cuff Bracelets: turn going green into a fashion statement with this trendy recycled craft for kids.

Miss Money-Saving Squid: cutting down on the trash in your home means making new friends, like this cute creature!

For more entertaining and economical projects, check out our full collection of 92 Recycled Crafts.

Step 3: Go Further

You’ve got the crafts and the facts, so now what? Execution is the most important part of a New Year’s resolution, so it’s time to go further with your new eco-friendly life! Here are a few more fun ideas to help you become a friend to the environment:

DIY Recycling Bins: these recycled crafts from Relish are a fabulously fresh way to go green. Kids will love recycling with these fun and funky bins!

Printable Recycling Coloring Pages: these free printables from Color Me Good are…

My Garbology: this interactive online game for kids will help kids learn about what to recycle, compost, and reuse.

Teaching Kids to Recycle: Earth 911 has come up with five fantastic, interactive ways to teach kids about recycling

 Step 3.5: Go Green! (Literally)

Think you have to wait for spring to get started on your New Year’s resolution? Think again! These planting projects can easily be done inside during the winter, so you can get started on your New Year’s resolution ASAP!

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Windowsill Garden Guide

Recycled Newspaper Seed Planters

 

P.S.: I just can’t stop writing about recycled crafts for kids! (Can you tell I’m really looking forward to going green in 2014?) If you’re eager to be more eco-friendly, you’ll love learning how to craft with magazines, what to make with old jeans, and how to reuse old CDs!

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year?

7 Ways to Craft with Magazines

It’s time, friends.  I know I’m not alone in my magazine hoarding…and I’m finally ready to take the step and get rid of all those magazines that keep piling up in the corner of my living room.  Whether they’re donated, recycled, or turned into something even more fabulous, I’m bound and determined to conquer the magazine beast this weekend!

Therefore, I’m so excited to share these 7 Ways to Craft with Magazines with you.  From amazing art to functional planters, these projects will help you transform yesterday’s news and gossip into today’s treasures!  As an added bonus, we’re also giving away a brand new book, All Things Paper, filled with tons of amazing paper crafts that you can make to help decorate your home.  Scroll down for all the details!

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Recycled Magazine Floral Wreath:  This is an absolutely stunning wreath that kids and adults can make together.

Sunburst Clock:  A simple way to add color and style to your living room, bedroom, or kitchen.

Repurposed Magazine Gift Bags:  Don’t spend all that money on holiday gift wrap…just make your own!

Beautiful Magazine Paper Beads:  No one will believe that these beautiful beads are made from magazines.

Shredded Magazine Framed Art:  This super simple craft is a great one for tweens and teens.

Magazine Gift Wrap Bow:  Turn magazine pages into professional-looking gift wrap bows for any occasion.

Recycled Magazine Cork Board:  An amazing framed cork board made from rolled up magazine page strips.

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As a little something special, we’ve also included 31 Newspaper Crafts + Recycled Magazine Crafts to help you work through all the paper in your recycling bin!  This is a great collection filled with tons of great ways to upcycle newspaper and magazines, from simple embellishments to amazing planters for your houseplants.  This is the ultimate collection in green crafting!

 

BONUS!  We’re giving away one free copy of All Things Paper, filled with tons of amazing paper crafts that you can use to decorate your home and accessorize your favorite outfits!  You have until November 8th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome book!  Head on over to the giveaway page to enter to win now!  Good luck!

22 Ways to Craft with Old Jeans

If you’re like me, you have a pile of old jeans taking up space in the closet just waiting to be given away, tossed, or repurposed.  If you’ve been looking for some ideas on how to reuse those old well-loved, worn out jeans, you’re going to love this amazing collection of 22 Ways to Craft with Old Jeans.

From cute accessories to home decor, jeans can be transformed into all kinds of projects.  These Simple Scrappy Pots, for example, are a great way to add some color and texture to a bland terra cotta planter.  You can also liven up an old frame by adding some denim embellishments, like this Denim Flower Frame.  Great for kids of all ages, this frame is an awesome stash buster and will help you work through your denim pile in no time!

Check out the rest of these 22 Ways to Craft with Old Jeans for even more ideas and tutorials!ways-to-craft-with-old-jeans-2

 

 

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Denim Accessories

multi colored denim wreath

Denim Home Decor

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Denim Bags and Totes

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Other Cute Denim Crafts

 

What have you crafted with denim?

On the Road Again: The Best Crafts to Sew for Traveling

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to squeeze in those last trips and vacations. As a college student, the summer before my senior year of high school was an important travel time for me because it was when I visited various universities. No matter where you’re traveling, it’s always good to be prepared. Check out these crafts to make your summer travel smooth sailing.

Crafts for the Car

Car Book Holder DIY

Car Book Holder DIYOn a long road trip, it’s important for you to concentrate while driving, which means your kids need to be entertained. This book holder is the perfect craft to sew for when you travel by car so you can store a collection of books. Easy sewing projects like this are perfect for families of avid readers — just make sure the driver keeps his or her eyes on the road. Safety first!

 

 

 
Car Caddy

Car CaddyJust because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to take a break from crafting. Check out this tutorial to learn how to sew a car caddy that will hold all of your crafting supplies on your next road trip. This is a great sewing project for any crafting enthusiast who doesn’t want to part ways with her sewing kit while traveling.

 

 

 

 
iPad Headrest Holder

iPad-Headrest-Holder-blogThis easy sewing project is the perfect travel craft for any family with young children. After you hang up your iPad Holder, insert your iPad and let your child watch a movie on a long car ride without straining his or her neck. The holder is also a great place to store an iPad while you travel if it’s not in use.

 

 

 

 

Simple Bags to Sew For Your Next Trip

Easy Duffle Bag Set

Easy Duffle Bag SetRetail luggage is difficult to identify on the airport carousel. Make your luggage stand out by sewing your own set of monogrammed duffel bags. Check out this sewing tutorial to learn how to sew these simple bags for your next vacation. You can make matching sets for your whole family.

 

 

 

 
Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag

Embroidered Reusable Snack BagNo one wants to go hungry when you are on the go. Sew this Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag to hold some goodies for your next trip. The bag secures with Velcro, so you don’t have to worry about any food spilling. This green craft is the perfect way to make sure your family never travels hungry.

 

 

 

 
Zippered Travel Tote

Zippered Travel ToteA dual-use tote bag is a great way to economize on space next time you travel. This Zippered Travel Tote can be used for packing and as a carry-on, and it also makes a stylish tote bag for everyday use. Check out this sewing tutorial to learn how to make a bag that slides onto your luggage handle so it can sit securely on top of your suit case as you roll it  through the airport.

 

 

Which travel craft will you make first?

Camping Crafts for Kids: Have an Indoor Camping Expedition

Campfire CupcakesI’ve been camping in every corner of this country and have such great memories because of it. My family has always taken the road less traveled, opting to spend a week in the woods rather than at a resort. Sometimes if it’s raining, the wrong season, or campgrounds are too far away, it’s just not practical to go camping, but have no fear! You can still have an amazing camping experience in your own home with camping crafts for kids, edible crafts for kids, and even bug crafts for kids to make the experience authentic.

Turn your living room into a tent, your kitchen into a river, egg cartons into ladybugs, and don’t forget about the essential campfire!  Here are some great camping crafts for kids from AllFreeKidsCrafts to do indoors on your own camping expedition.

If you have an entire weekend to spare, try this awesome Indoor Camping Expedition craft. It has food, crafts, and even a skit to perform so that you can get the whole camping experience.

 

Campfire Craft Projects for Kids Glowing Campfire Craft

The first thing you need is a toasty campfire! No campsite is complete without one, and you will want something to warm your feet while you are stargazing. Try this great Glowing Campfire Craft to create the effect of a real fire that kids will love. If you’re getting hungry, then the sweet treats in the Edible Crafts Campfire is a camping craft for kids that will fill your tummy. It even looks like real red and yellow flames, but I promise that they won’t burn you when you take a big bite.

Other Campfire Crafts for Kids:
Starlight Tin Can Lanterns
Twirling 3D Star
Rockin’ Tic Tac Toe Homemade Game
Dreamy Dreamcatcher
Campfire Hats
Painted Walking Stick

 

Edible Crafts for KidsCutest Cookie Campers

Next you’ll need something to munch on. S’mores are a classic camping treat, but if you’re in the mood for something different, then I have just the snacks for you. Try the Cutest Cookie Campers snack to create a realistic camping scene with a tent, little campers and a campfire all made out of yummy food. Sweet treats always go over well with kids, so make Campfire Cupcakes as a camping craft for kids with a sweet tooth.

 

Bug Crafts for Kids

When you go camping you are staying in nature, and that’s where lots of little critters live. Spiders may seem creepy crawly when you see them on the ground, but once you make them yourself, you will realize that they aren’t so bad. Try making the Creepy Bottle Cap Spiders project and you will see that spiders aren’t so much creepy as they are cute.  Cute Carton Ladybug Crawlers are another great way to introduce kids to the outdoors through camping for kids.Cute Carton Ladybugs

Other Animal Crafts for Kids:
The Very Cuddly Caterpillar
Carefree Coffee Filter Butterflies
Spidey Cents
Investigating Insect Habitats
Egg Carton Caterpillars
Flower Petal Butterflies
Beaded Butterfly Beauty

 

What is your favorite part about camping?