12 Surprising & Simple Crafts with Household Items
Find cool things to make with household items on this creative list of craft ideas.
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Crafting is a thrilling stress-reliever that keeps you busy, creative, and productive! Learning how to make DIY home decor or other fun projects is an excellent way to pass the time. Unfortunately, crafting can actually be pretty expensive! Skip the wallet-robbing crafts that require a long list of materials from the store and learn how to craft with household items and recyclables.
Crafts with common household items are always cheap, always creative, and a thrifty way to add some creativity to your day! Plus, saving recyclables helps reduce the waste in your home.
This list of DIY crafts with common household items has something for every skill level. Whether you want to spend 20 minutes on something quick and cute or you have a whole afternoon to devote to creativity, there is sure to be a thrifty idea that you'll love below.
DIY Duct Tape Bead Bracelet
Turn boring old duct tape into stunning and funky homemade jewelry with this easy DIY Duct Tape Bead Bracelet. Perfect for kids or whimsical adults, this cheap idea is fun and wearable!
DIY Garden Apron from Old Jeans
Reuse aged denim with this DIY Garden Apron from Old Jeans. We all have old jeans that just do not fit anymore. Don't throw them away! Remake them into something brand new. Crafts with old jeans are popular for a reason. Save your favorite pair of old jeans and make something brand new. This DIY apron is perfect for your garden or craft room.
Origami Newspaper Pots
Make these Origami Newspaper Pots store to plants. This easy paper craft shows you how to fold trash into something useful. These cuties are perfect for gifting plants.
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Recycled Egg Carton Bowl
Store small pieces of jewelry or change in these Recycled Egg Carton Bowl crafts. Cute and simple, these are great crafts to complete with the kids or grandkids on a rainy afternoon.
Water Bottle Supply Organizer
Get your pens and pencils in order with this Water Bottle Supply Organizer. Unlike other simple crafts ideas with household items, this craft is crazy useful! You'll love how it looks on your desk.
Flip Flop Crochet Slippers
If you've ever owned a pair of cheap flip-flops, you have probably broken a pair of cheap flip-flops. Transform old sandals into new shoes with these Flip Flop Crochet Slippers.
Spoon Roses DIY Recycled Craft
Turn plasticware into art with these Plastic Spoon Roses DIY Recycled Craft. Watch the video below to learn how to melt leftover spoons into art! It's amazing to watch and actually pretty easy.
Looking for more cheap ways to make DIY darlings? Check out our list of inexpensive craft ideas: 16 Cheap Crafts You Need to Try
iPhone Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Prop up your cell phone at your workstation or in the kitchen with this crazy quick and unique craft made from household items. All you need to make yourself a new phone stand is toilet paper rolls, thumbtacks, and washi tape. Decorate the iPhone Toilet Paper Roll Craft however you would like!
Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game
Combine crafting with things around the house with an always-popular game when you make this charming little board game. The Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game is easy to make and sure to keep the kids busy for hours after the crafting stops.
Recycled Bottle Lamps
Wine bottle and liquor bottle crafts are a staple of any DIY home decor enthusiast. These charming and eye-catching glass bottles are just too lovely to toss out with the trash or recycling. Make your very own lamp with this Recycled Bottle Lamp.
What's cheaper than dollar store crafts? Nothing! Find even more ways to create on a budget with our list of dollar store craft ideas: 11 Dollar Store Crafts to Get Organized
Stunning Toothbrush Bracelet
Reusing an old toothbrush to make jewelry may sound like a crazy idea but the results are actually charming. Transform old toothbrushes into brightly colored bangles with this Stunning Toothbrush Bracelet.
Plastic Bottle Hanging Planters
If you hate how many plastic bottles you have around the house, learn how to transform them. These Plastic Bottle Hanging Planters are perfect for indoor home decor or outdoor spaces. Simple to cut and even easier to paint, these cutes can be bright or subdued.
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