Perler Bead Soup Can Pencil Cup

Perler Bead Upcycled Soup Can Pencil Cup DIY Craft Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com

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I’m trying to be better about recycling things around the house. Since the majority of my work is with fabric, it’s easy. I just use what fabrics I have on hand. However, it’s not always that simple for other things. So when I used a soup can the other day, I got the idea for this perler bead soup can pencil cup and I just had to make it.

Not only is this project a great way to keep a can out of the trash, it uses up some of the thousands of perler beads that I have from the days when my daughter played with them. It’s been a long time since she used them, and I never got around to throwing them out, so I’m trying to use them in some of my craft projects.

Each pencil cup is completely unique, and they make terrific gifts. I could easily see one of them sitting on my desk. Kids can help make them by doing the artwork and, depending on their age, some of the gluing.

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Recycled Postage Stamp Greeting Card Tutorial

Recycled Postage Stamp Greeting Card DIY Tutorial

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When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I was fascinated by all of the beautiful colors and pictures on them. I would spend hours admiring the artwork. Unfortunately, I gave up the hobby about as quickly as I had started it, and never gave it another thought.

A couple of years ago I came across a place selling bags filled with hundreds of stamps for a few dollars. So, on a whim, I bought some. I thought I would use them for crafts, but I set them aside and forgot about them.

Recently, in addition to my fabric projects, I’ve been focusing on creating projects with items that I already have on hand. Not only does it save money, it’s a great way to recycle.

As a result, I dug out those stamps and made these fun and unique greeting cards.

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