Category Archives: Recycled Crafts

Junk Mail Decorated Rocks with Mod Podge

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Put your unwanted mail to good use with a fun decorated rock craft.

Rock hunting has quickly become a popular family activity. Communities band together to decorate rocks then hide them for someone to find. The finder is encouraged to post a photo to the Facebook group to let the person who painted it know it was found then hide it again or keep it if they love it. My area just started a Facebook rock group so I decided to try something a little different using junk mail and Mod Podge for my first set of rocks. I can’t wait to see how many times my rocks get found and found again.

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Patriotic Party Decor

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Independence Day is only a couple of days away, and people planning their own 4th of July Bash are probably looking for a few ideas to decorate for the big day. To me, Independence Day is an opportunity to get together with friends and family outdoors. It’s a celebration of summer too! Here are some great ideas to decorate your yard with patriotic craftiness!

Patriotic Bunting

Patriotic Bunting

This is a super inexpensive way to add some red, white, and blue to your yard. This patriotic bunting is fun and festive and easy to create with materials you already own.

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Ties for Dad

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Whenever I think about Father’s Day, I automatically think about ties. I’m sure not all Dads love getting ties every year, but it seems to be the first thing on everyone’s mind. Why not shake things up a little bit by giving ties that have a whole other purpose? Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Glasses Case

Glasses Case

Run to a thrift store to pick out a tie that matches Dad’s personality and sew up a glasses case in no time. It’s a really useful tie gift and you can get a crazier tie pattern since Dad doesn’t have to wear it.

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Pressed Tissue Paper Embellishments

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make your own fun and funky embellishments from a surprising material!

Here’s an interesting, and inexpensive way to make pressed paper embellishments for your craft projects.

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