50 easy DIY projects made from items in your recycling bin

 

50 easy diy projects

We have been talking all about recycling this week for our Summer Learning Series. We have shared art projects for kids using recycled materials, but now it’s time for the grown ups. Here is a round up of my favorite useful DIY projects using recycled materials.

I just moved to Alaska and one of the things I miss from my old home is a recycling center. We don’t have them here where I am living and I feel bad every time I toss a plastic container or cereal box in the trash. Those are things I would have recycled without thinking about it before. I love all of these ideas for reusing old items to make something useful. There are so many more ideas out there too! Of course, you can’t hold onto every plastic container or tin can from your home, so if you have the resources nearby, please consider recycling!

 

 

Instead of throwing out a stained shirt turn it into an art smock.

easy no sew art smock for kids

 

 

 

Plastic Lid Popsicle Holders from A Spotted Pony

recycled lids

 

 

 

 

Plastic Jar Birdhouse from Runner Duck

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Yogurt Paint Cups from The Vintage Mom recycled yogurt cups

 

 

 

Pretty Bathroom Jars from Eighteen 25

recylced pretty bathroom jars

 

 

 

Craft Jars from Craft and Creativity

recycled craft jars

 

 

 

No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag from Mommypotamus

recycled shirt

 

 

 

 

Tin Can Cutlery Holder from Home-Dzine

recycled can cutlery holder

 

 

 

Soda Box Pencil Cases from The Creative Itch Boutique

recycled pencil case

 

 

 

Baby Wipes Holder First Aid Kit from Disney Baby

recycled wipe box to first aid kit

 

 

 

Art Supplies Containers from Sweet Shoppe Designs

recycled wipe storage boxe

 

 

 

Baby Jar Spice Containers from Money Saving Mom
recycle baby jars

 

 

 

Play Cards Storage Boxes from Jazzie and Tahlia

recycle baby wipes containers for games

 

 

 

 

Cereal Box Desk Organizer from Top Inspired
recycled desk organizer

 

 

 

 

Bottle Cap Magnets from Life Hack

recycle bottle caps

 

 

 

Tuna Can Planter from Life Hack

recycled can planter

 

 

 

Lotion Bottle Cell Phone Holder from Make It – Love It
recycled cell phone holder

 

 

 

Upcycled Diaper Box from Designs By MKE

recycled diaper box

 

 

 

Beautiful Tin Can Centerpiece from By Stephanie Lynn

recycled can centerpiece

 

 

 

 

Milk Jug Scoop from Recycle Eh

recycled milk jug scoop

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Way To Keep a Bag Closed from Buzzfeed

recycled bottle top

 

 

 

 

Coke Bottles from Naunnaarpoq
recycled coke bottles

 

 

 

 

Cereal Box Notebooks from Creme De La Craft
recycled cereal boxes

 

 

 

 

Cereal Box Drawer Dividers from I Heart Organizing

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Milk Jug Votives from Bliss Bloom Blog

recycled milk jug votives

 

 

 

Halloween Skeleton Decoration from Make Zine

recycled skeleton

 

 

 

Milk Jug Piggy Bank from Club House Magazine
recycled piggy bank

 

 

 

 

Soda Bottle and CDs from Love This Pic

recycled vases

 

 

 

Mason Jar Dispenser from One Good Thing by Jillee
recycled lid

 

 

 

Soda Can Lantern from Morusan

recycled pepsi can lantern

 

 

 

Honey Bear Vases from A Beautiful Mess
recycled honey bear

 

 

 

Painted Berry Baskets from Lovely Indeed

recycled berry baskets

 

 

 

Paper Towel Roll Jewelry Holder from Blah to Tada

recycled paper towel tubes

 

 

 

Plastic Bottle Zipper Container from Pop Sugar

recycled plastic bottle zipper case

 

 

 

Tin Can Pencil Holder from View From The Fridge

recycled gold desk organizer

 

 

 

Soda Lid Lip Balm Container from Guide Central

recycled lid to lip balm

 

 

 

Berry Container Gift Box from Pinterest

recycled berry container gift box

 

 

 

Berry Container Ribbon Storage from Organized 31

recycled berry container

 

 

 

Car Trash Can from Calico and Cupcakes

recycled car garbage can

 

 

 

Yogurt Container Popsicle Molds from This Old House

recycled popsicle molds

 

 

Yogurt Cup Funnel from This Old House

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Yogurt Cup Bracelets from Turning the Clock Back

recycle bracelets

 

 

 

Collection Jars from Thrifter In Disguise

recycle collection jars

 

 

 

Baby Food Containers turned into Single Serving Syrup Containers from Come Together Kids

recycle syrup

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow our YouTube Channel, and watch our day to day happenings on Pinterest and Instagram! We are giving away a pearl necklace EVERY week through instagram if you do one of these activities with your kids and share the picture on instagram tag us @mymommystyle and use #mmsSummerLearning you will have the chance to win and be featured! Happy Learning!!

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