Happy Earth Day everyone. Hope you enjoyed the recycled craft ideas for desk accessories.

Today, we want to show you Unique Furniture * Home Decorations from Recycled Materials. Both these articles are part of this series ’50+ cool recycled crafts for Earth Day’. This site, Fine Craft Guild, is already full of recycled craft tutorials, but adding 50+ seems like the right thing to do to celebrate Earth Day. After all, we have only 1 Mother Earth!

Unique Furniture & Home Decorations
From Recycled Materials

#1: Large Storage Box from Recycled Magazines,
used to be at lifewithliane at blogspot.

recycled magazine craft

How To Make Recycled Paper covered Storage Boxes

1. Find a box that is the right size for your storage needs.
2. Cut off the top flaps
3. Line box inside and the edges of the box outside with pretty craft or lining paper
4. Roll many recycled magazine pages around a knitting needle to create rolls that nice and tight
5. Glue the end or each roll before removing from the needle.
6. Before you start attaching your rolls onto your box, look at their colors and sizes vs. the size of the box and create a bit of a pattern with your reeds.
7. With a hot gun / paper glue to attach the magazine rolls onto box. Do a side at the time. Allow ample drying time.
8. Cover with a coat of diluted glue or varnish.

#2 Recycled Paper Mirror

Mirror Frame from Recycled Magazines. This mirror used to be for sale at Urban Outfitters. Now you get to DIY (they are no longer for sale). Found via https://www.refashinoso.com, who’s have been too busy for blogging, since 2010, possibly making recycling art instead. (smiles)

#3 recycled newspaper stool

Poof Made from Recycled Sunday Papers (Free Tutorial) by Stovell Design. It takes an artist to come up with this. But the instructions are easy & detailed enough for the rest of us to be able to follow and make one or a couple of these poofs just like them. Need a crochet pillow on top, I believe, but other than that, quite handy. Sign up for our newsletter (no Hotmail/Aol accounts!), and you’ll get a copy of the plans, free. Sign-up form is top right of this page.

#4 recycled magzine roses wreath

Tutorial for Paper Rose Wreaths & Other Wall Hangings
#5 cascade lancashire lamp eco-design

Cascading Lamps from Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

#6 recycled baby food jar chandellier

Recycled Baby Food Jar Chandelier (free tutorial)

#7 recycled sweater lamp
Lamp Shade from Recycled Wool Sweater
#8 recycled record clock

Record turned Wall Clock

#9 CD_case_picture_frame

Picture Frame from CD Jewel Cases

#10 mosaic recycled credit cards

Mosaic from  Recycled Credit Cards Becomes Mirror Frame

#11 smock-curtains
Outgrown Favorite Dresses Repurposed as Kid Room Curtains
#12 recycled CDs Candle Holder

Candle Holders from Recycled CDs’ ( Tip: go beyond candle holders. )


50+ Cool Recycled Crafts

Hope you’ll enjoy these and the other recycled crafts ideas & tutorials in this series: