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!

Click on the link above each photo to find directions to each diy project.

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


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


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

Cute cat plant pot from Brudiy

50 easy DIY projects made from items in your recycling bin

Plastic bottle planter from Maikonagao

50 easy DIY projects made from items in your recycling bin

Cookie sheet turned into a magnet board from Sadie Seasongoods

50 easy DIY projects made from items in your recycling bin

Farmhouse kitchen canister made from peanut butter jars from Houseful of Handmade

50 easy DIY projects made from items in your recycling bin

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