Out of the Ordinary Recycled Craft Projects

Out of the Ordinary Recycled Craft Projects

I have found yet another craft website that is full of interesting projects. Craft Bits keeps me intrigued and laughing at the same time. This is not your basic hum-drum crafting website. While they have some projects that are fairly common they have a great range of ideas that are anything but! As you expect from most crafting websites these days many of the patterns use items you have around the house. What you might not expect is the recyclable items actually used.  Did you ever imagine re-working that too-small bra? One of my favorite project ideas is the Dammit Doll, a cute modern day equivalent of a voodoo doll. This project eased my stress the minute I saw it. I was laughing so hard at the name...then I looked at the poems they have that go with the finished product. It was too comical! If you are a devoted crafter you should probably have all the necessary materials to make a few Dammit Dolls of your very own. When your boss gets under your skin and your spouse is clinging to your last nerve, you will be prepared with the ultimate stress buster. Another project I think you may find quite interesting is the bra purse. No matter how green we try to live, there are certain items we sometimes have a hard time figuring out what to do with once they have seen their better days. I am pretty sure old bras are high on this list. Craft Bits has a great pattern for turning frilly bras into chic little hand bags. I am thinking of cleaning out my lingerie drawers since I know I have a bad habit of buying bras I never wear! Speaking of things that are no longer being worn, what about all of those old neck ties in the back of the closet? I have seen them turned into vests, worn as belts, and numerous other things, but I had never seen the neck tie purse until I came across it on Craft Bits. This could be one way to create a lot of vibrantly colored purses. It looks like the pattern could be easily adjusted to make purses in different sizes and styles. A great project if your children have been buying Dad neck ties for years that have just gathered in the closet. This last one seemed a bit odd to me, but from the comments, I see some people actually like the idea of crafting potato chip bracelets. This is some serious recycling! I suppose it is a cute idea for kids, but I am pretty sure I will not be adding any to my jewelry collection. I am a bit funny like that, I suppose. The sites has a real edgy, funky feminine vibe which is refreshing, presenting interesting craft ideas in a fresh and fun way.  And of course, they have their own blog , with even more great ideas.