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Transform old or unused materials into new necklaces, bracelets, and watchbands that are both eco- and wallet-friendly.
Use a ruler and scissors to turn a cotton T-shirt into a stylish necklace.
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Give older brooches and earrings a shiny new life by spray painting, linking them together, and adding a pretty pink ribbon.
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Easy Card Necklace
Give old greeting cards and invitations more hang time by making a necklace of disks cut from them.
Use a circle punch (you can also trace a round object and cut out) to cut disks from cards. Attach circles to heavy thread with stickers; to make sure they're secure, rub with a craft stick.
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Reuse paper-towel tubes, buttons, feathers, and ribbon to create these glitzy, eco-friendly bangles, ideal for young girls.
Slice the tubes into rings with a utility knife and give to kids to decorate. When they're done, snip the rings open for wearing (they're easier to decorate while they're still intact).
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You don't have to spend a lot on a new leather watch strap; just replace a broken or worn-out watchband with a piece of grosgrain ribbon.
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Have stockings you never wear? Put them to use with this statement necklace made using rubber balls.