7 Recycled Crafts for Summer

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Use these common household items to create something new and fun! We’ve rounded up our favorite recycled crafts for summer- perfect for a rainy day or when the heat just won’t let up.

1. Milk Jug Garden Planters

Eyes On Nature shared how they turned their 1/2 gallon milk jugs into the perfect flower planters in their backyard.

2. Cereal Box Post Cards

Send your friends and families fun post cards with these awesome recycled postcards on Infarrantly Creative.

3. Soda Bottle Bird House

Turn plastic soda bottles into adorable bird houses! Creative Crafting Nights painted theirs, but it would also work with modge-podge & fabric.

4. Cardboard Woven Basket

Use  Cuciucicoo’s instructions to use recycled cardboard boxes to make these handy woven baskets.

5. Plastic Bag Bracelets

Make it Easy Crafts shares how to turn those left over plastic bags into fun wearable art!

6. Tin Can Lanterns

Puncture holes into an empty tin can to create a personalized lantern. See examples at Jolly Mom. (Theirs are personalized for halloween, but it would be a great 4th of July craft!)

7. Magazine Envelopes

Jazz up your handwritten letters & cards with these funky envelopes made from old magazine pages. Idea & instructions on Hey Wanderer.

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