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.
Plastic Lid Popsicle Holders from A Spotted Pony
Plastic Jar Birdhouse from Runner Duck
Yogurt Paint Cups from The Vintage Mom
Pretty Bathroom Jars from Eighteen 25
Craft Jars from Craft and Creativity
No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag from Mommypotamus
Tin Can Cutlery Holder from Home-Dzine
Soda Box Pencil Cases from The Creative Itch Boutique
Baby Wipes Holder First Aid Kit from Disney Baby
Art Supplies Containers from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Baby Jar Spice Containers from Money Saving Mom
Play Cards Storage Boxes from Jazzie and Tahlia
Cereal Box Desk Organizer from Top Inspired
Bottle Cap Magnets from Life Hack
Tuna Can Planter from Life Hack
Lotion Bottle Cell Phone Holder from Make It – Love It
Upcycled Diaper Box from Designs By MKE
Beautiful Tin Can Centerpiece from By Stephanie Lynn
Milk Jug Scoop from Recycle Eh
Cool Way To Keep a Bag Closed from Buzzfeed
Coke Bottles from Naunnaarpoq
Cereal Box Notebooks from Creme De La Craft
Cereal Box Drawer Dividers from I Heart Organizing
Milk Jug Votives from Bliss Bloom Blog
Halloween Skeleton Decoration from Make Zine
Milk Jug Piggy Bank from Club House Magazine
Soda Bottle and CDs from Love This Pic
Mason Jar Dispenser from One Good Thing by Jillee
Soda Can Lantern from Morusan
Honey Bear Vases from A Beautiful Mess
Painted Berry Baskets from Lovely Indeed
Paper Towel Roll Jewelry Holder from Blah to Tada
Plastic Bottle Zipper Container from Pop Sugar
Tin Can Pencil Holder from View From The Fridge
Soda Lid Lip Balm Container from Guide Central
Berry Container Gift Box from Pinterest
Berry Container Ribbon Storage from Organized 31
Car Trash Can from Calico and Cupcakes
Yogurt Container Popsicle Molds from This Old House
Yogurt Cup Funnel from This Old House
Yogurt Cup Bracelets from Turning the Clock Back
Collection Jars from Thrifter In Disguise
Baby Food Containers turned into Single Serving Syrup Containers from Come Together Kids
Cute cat plant pot from Brudiy
Plastic bottle planter from Maikonagao
Cookie sheet turned into a magnet board from Sadie Seasongoods
Farmhouse kitchen canister made from peanut butter jars from Houseful of Handmade
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!
These projects look so fun! I will have to try some of them this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love these ideas. They will help me with my crafts for my
Recycle It trailer I use to go to flea markets and craft sales
very creative ideas
Love reading this. Thanks for sharing your creative process. It’s adorable!!
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I am so glad you loved it!
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You have inspired me, thanks for the ideas!
I am so glad! Thank you!
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