In honor of Earth Day I’d like to show you some things I’ve created recently by upcycling and recycling.

Do you have a bunch of t-shirts around that you don’t wear anymore for one reason or another? The most common reason I don’t wear them is because (1) I’m not a huge fan of t-shirts and (2) when I do find one I like I always make the mistake of putting it in the dryer and the darn thing shrinks up!

So…I am making them into “shopping bags” you can use when running errands!

I cut the sleeves off, cut out the neck and then sewed the bottom shut and VIOLA – you have a shopping bag!

Next…I recycled some tulle from a friend’s wedding to make two super cute wreaths that would be perfect in a little girl’s room as a decoration or on her bedroom door letting all the world know that a princess lives there!

And lastly, a couple months ago I made this…I used canvas and randomly added pieces of leftover scraps of fabric to make a piece of wall art for my sewing/crafting room. This is a great way to use small pieces that you might throw in the trash. Go green and make an original piece of art for any space in your house! You can use pieces of fabric or scrapbook paper and modge podge it to your canvas or to a piece of wood. Get creative!

I hope you’ve had a great Earth Day and you’ve found ways to recycle and upcycle in your house! Every little bit counts!