Upcycling old or throw-away items is very popular. Not only is it good very good for the environment, but it is also very easy on the old wallet. Crochet (I learned this craft in 3 months or so), knitting, sewing or try your hand at DIY and crafting, it is so easy to get into any of these crafts. Join people's blogs, watch Youtube tutorials, find things that interest you. There are loads of easy step by step instructions and tutorials, so start crafting now.

Toilet Paper Rolls
Who knew you could do so much with the lowly toilet paper roll? As children, we used it to make play binoculars, little flowers, but I've discovered so many other ways it can be used. Yes, it can be transformed into so many useful pieces or decorative accents.

Toilet Paper Rolls
Who knew you could do so much with the lowly toilet paper roll? As children, we used it to make play binoculars, little flowers, but I've discovered so many other ways it can be used. Yes, it can be transformed into so many useful pieces or decorative accents.

Paper Tube Hearts
I am just so in love and so obsessed with these hearts made with paper tubing. Yes, I have to admit that the twisting of the paper can drive you up the tube, but the end product is so worth a visit to the psych ward. You can use beads, buttons, silk flowers, ribbons and so much more nick-necks to decorate the hearts.

Egg Cartons
I have heaps and heaps of these guys in my scullery, just waiting to be turned into something useful. I use to send these to the children's school for classroom projects, but since I learned it can be useful to me... sorry school!!

Glass Bottles and Jars
Because glass has such a long lifespan, upcycling an old jam jar can be extremely rewarding. So next time you have an empty glass bottle or jar, don't throw it away. Use it to make something amasing?  
These projects are easy, creative and make a lovely unique gift.