Creative Resources

Feelin’ crafty? Need some inspiration? Lucky for you, we’ve put together a variety of nifty craft tutorials for your enjoyment! 

Step up your quarantine looks with some handmade earrings! All you need are some stickers, scissors, and a little inspiration from your recycling bin. You could even modify existing earrings or dismantle them for useful parts.

Video by writer and maker Hannah Frank. Learn more about Hannah here or on Instagram at @hanfran195.

Do you have a well-loved greeting card that you just can’t part with? Turn it into a book so you can enjoy its fun imagery and heartfelt messages every day! 

Video by Wilkinsburg-based teaching artist Lisa Simon. Learn more about Lisa here!

Learn how to turn scrap paper, flour, water and a sprinkle of salt into a super fun & satisfying reusable paper-clay! Sculpt your own blobby buddies with your paper-clay or just have fun playing with your new squishy substance. Let dry to paint and decorate or put in the fridge for another day of creating!

Video by visual artist and arts educator Juliet Phillips. Learn more about Juliet here or on Instagram at @jrp.cool.

You can use any found art supplies or materials from your craft drawer or recycling bin to make room models. It’s easiest to start with a small box as a base and go from there. Recreate a room in your house, make a dream room, a world from a favorite show or story, or something completely made up.

Video by freelance theater scenic design and teaching artist Sasha Schwartz. Learn more about Sasha here or on Instagram at @salsaschwartz.

A fab(ric) solution for boring walls! This is a simple and effective way to transform any space that needs sprucing up!

Video by Eli Goodfriend. Learn more about Eli here!

In this video, Xiola makes use of her notebook obsession by turning one into a custom wok of art. She encourages people to find unique ways to repurpose items before donating them or throwing them away! 

Video by Creative Reuse staffer and freelance illustrator Xiola Jensen. Learn more about Xiola on Instagram at @xiolathefairy.

Here are some additional creative reuse project ideas for you to try. All the materials needed for these projects are likely already somewhere in your house, and if not, check our online store to get the materials you need!

How about some visual inspiration?

Peruse our Idea Center to spark that imagination!

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