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.
In a world that’s increasingly conscious of its environmental impact, recycling has become a crucial part of our daily lives. But what if we told you that your recycling bin isn’t just a destination for used bottles and newspapers? It’s a treasure trove of materials waiting to be transformed into something new and exciting! In this blog post, we’ll explore 50 easy DIY projects that you can create using items you already have in your recycling bin. Get ready to unleash your creativity and give a second life to those discarded materials.
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
This is a great 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
Phew, that was a lot of DIY projects! I hope you find some good use from all of these ideas, I know I did. With a little creativity and a commitment to reducing waste, you can turn your recycling bin into a treasure chest of DIY possibilities. These 50 easy projects are just the beginning – let your imagination run wild and discover the endless potential hidden in your everyday recyclables. Not only will you be reducing your environmental footprint, but you’ll also be adding a personal touch to your home with these unique and sustainable creations. Happy crafting!
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and believer in creating your best momlife the way you see fit. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, my hope is you’ll find something here to make your life a little better/easier. Let’s be friends on social!