Projects so far

Thursday, 30 December 2010

3 Days to go!

I cannot believe how fast the beginning of the challenge has come around! Still it is nearly here so I am getting prepared, getting the housework up to date and reminding the Kid's that I will be a bit busy this year.

The first project's materials will be announced on Sunday evening (2nd December) by then, hopefully I will have an idea of what I am going to make!

By Monday / Tuesday I should have a design idea ready to make over the following days. The final item will be photographed and a set of instructions will be published on this blog on Saturday 8th for you all to see.

Then off we go again on Sunday evening......

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Christmas ideas for Kid's added to the website!

Milk carton snowflakes!

Loo Roll Christmas Angel and Father Christmas.

For the instructions for these projects please visit the Kid's section of the recycle4real website at

Friday, 17 December 2010

First Projects for Kid's well on the way!

I have been working really hard this week to produce some great Kid's projects ready to put up on the site on Saturday evening. These include a Father Christmas and an Angel made from toilet rolls, tissue and fabric and some lovely snowflake decs. made from recycled plastic milk cartons!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

I will be adding the first projects to the Kid's page on the recycle4real website at the end of the week just in time for the Christmas holidays, the projects will mainly have a Christmas craft theme so they can create something special to add to the festivities!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Want to get involved?

Why not join in? Follow the blog and make your own recycled craft items!

Get the kid's involved - Take a look at the Kid's page on the website at: for great Kid's projects

Then send us a picture of your creations to: and we will add them to the site!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

I have set myself a new challenge! Starting on the Sunday 2nd of January 2011 I will make at least one new item a week using items retrieved from my household's rubbish.

The rules for the challenge are as follows:

1. Each item should be useful, decorative or both.

2. Each item must be made almost entirely from recycled / reused materials which would otherwise be discarded.

3. A small amount of materials such as beads and threads which are not recycled may be added but this must be kept to a minimum and must be from your craft stash i.e. Not brought in specially.

4. The items and materials to be used must be photographed at the start of each project.

5. A photograph of the finished item and a set of instructions must be published on the blog by the end of the week.

By Julie Williams - July Textiles