I’ve been really really busy lately but I fitted in the whole one minute it takes to make this DIY snowglobe made from recycled materials. This snowglobe makes a fantastic recycled Christmas crafts ideas, and the good thing is all the items you need are things you probably have lying around the house.
To make this recycled Christmas craft you will need:
A clean and dry jar and lid
Some salt – I used a mix of sea salt and table salt. Sugar would also do the trick.
A Christmas decoration (I used an old tree decoration and a tree from a previous year’s Christmas cake – hoarding for the win!)
Affix your decorations to the bottom of the jar using the blue-tac.
Add a few spoonfuls of your salt (or sugar). You could also add a spoonful of silver glitter to the salt/sugar if you have any to hand. Sadly I didn’t.
Pop the lid on.
And there you have it: a DIY snowglobe that’s perfect for a last minute (quite literally!) gift or decoration. I plan on making a few more before Christmas to arrange in clusters on my mantlepiece, to create a snowy Christmas wonderland!
Show me your photos on Twitter or Facebook if you make your own! And do share with readers any recycled Christmas crafts ideas you have or have made in the comments below – we’d love to see!
I like crafting as much as the next person but I’m the first to admit that my sewing machine skills and needlework leaves a lot to be desired! I shared some of my top DIYs for repurposing old clothes a little while ago, and some of these involved sewing, so since then I’ve been on the hunt for some relatively straightforward no sew clothing diys. I found quite a few good no sew ones and thought I’d share my five favourites with you in case there are any other crafting novices reading along:
No Sew Clothing DIYs
No Sew DIY Elbow Patches
These no-sew elbow patches from the ladies at Honestly WTF are brilliant and are a great way for a crafting novice to add an individual touch to their clothing.
They cleverly use cookie cutters to get the perfect shape:
As well as hearts, you could use any cookie cutter shape – from classic ovals to stars and anything else that catches your fancy.
It would be a great way to cover up any holes on your favourite cardigan or jumper, and to personalise baby tops and vests for a special gift. I’m thinking dinosaur cookie cutters for this! Full instructions are over on Honestly WTF.
No Sew DIY T-shirt Pocket
This cute no-sew pocket diy from Oh The Lovely Things is a great way to bring new life into an old or plain top, or to cover up a stain or hole. I plan on doing this very very soon!
No Sew Scalloped Shorts
This DIY for no-sew scalloped shorts from Making Nice In The Midwest is a great and easy way to update some trousers or shorts. Although it looks complicated (to me!) to get the perfect scallops, it turns out that all you need is a jar lid:
I love the idea of painting a top with bleach from the crafty girls at A Beautiful Mess. So striking, yet so simple! A great way to update a plain top or to disguise a bleach stain on an item of clothing.
DIY No Sew Stud Buttons
This is one of the easiest DIYs ever, from A Pair & A Spare. All you need is a shirt and some studs and you’re good to go. It’s a great way to liven up a plain shirt, and also when you’ve annoyingly lost a button and can’t find one to match the others – just cover them up with studs!
Will you be trying any of these out? Or found any other good no sew DIYs? Do share in the comments below!
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