Earth Day is next week, which is just one of many good reasons to try out some recycled crafting!  Using odds and ends that would otherwise end up in a landfill is rewarding both because it helps to save the planet and because it takes a special type of ingenuity to make something beautiful out of trash.  Cris from Crissy’s Crafts, for example, came up with this super-springy project that cost hardly anything to make because she reused most of the materials.  Would you ever guess that these fun flowers started life as humble water bottles?  [how to make recycled water bottle flowers]

Project estimate:

  • Water bottle, on hand
  • Bottle cap, on hand
  • Tin can, on hand
  • Fabric scraps, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Floral foam, $1
  • Dowel or skewer, on hand or $1
  • Easter grass, on hand or $1
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total:  $1 and up