Well, it’s not the first time we’re talking about recycling or repurposing items that are just lying around the house for some - and most definitely, it won’t be the last one too!
The reason for that seems pretty simple:
We never stop finding items we want to discard for being old, items stored because they broke and we never got around to fixing them, or maybe even items that you bought and realized they didn’t match the decor the way you thought they would. Whatever the case is, from pillowcases to glass jars and bed frames, here are some ideas that can inspire you with your own projects!
“Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.” - J. R. D. Tata
This craft is so simple to make, you’d be surprised! If you have an old pillowcase, you can choose to dye it and then make this project, or if you have a pillowcase you don’t really think goes with your general bedding, all it takes to make this tote are the pillowcase, scissors, and some pinking shears.
Wine Bottle Soap Dispenser
This soap dispenser is another one of those crafts we love because it’s so simple to make!
The basic instructions you need to follow are:
- Wash and remove labels
- Apply glitter to the bottle’s neck (use a coat of glue and sprinkle the glitter until fully covered)
- Spray sealant onto the glitter part
- Apply a “dish” (“dish soap”, or simply “soap”) label to the bottle.
- Fill it with soap!
But you can see more detailed directions over here too.
Mason Jar Planters
Whether they were planters or not, surely you’ve heard about Mason jar recycling projects before. They’re just so popular we can’t help but add them to our lists! These cute planters are so much fun to make and they look adorable - best thing here is that you can style them to your own personal taste.
Here’s one more for you:
Instead of Mason jars, you can also make planters from coffee cans! So, if you prefer this options, just go over to The Wicker House and get crafty!
Mason Jar Lid Coaster
In case you do decide to make the planter above, you’ll end up with some Mason jar lids on your hands.
For that, we also have the solution:
These awesome Mason jar lid coasters will make your dinner parties a lot more awesome! You’ll only need a pen, some adhesive cork liners, and some solvent-based ink for extra decor.
Bonus: If you don’t go with the Mason jar planters and prefer not to use the lids, this is also a nice option for coasters - using glass coasters and some wallpaper leftovers.
Cereal Box Organizer
We never seem to run out of cereal boxes - especially with kiddos around the house! So, instead of disposing the boxes into regular trash, you can take the opportunity to make some of these awesome office organizers.
- Cereal boxes
- Utility knife
- Contact paper
- Double sided tape
And you know what? These can even make school desk organizers for the kids as well! Why not make both of them, right? It’s not like you’ll run out of cereal boxes anytime soon…
Turn a Bed Frame into a Bench
Maybe it’s not such a common thing to have spare bed frames just sitting around, however, on the off chance that you do, here’s an idea to work with it! A garden bench is never too much, right? Along with the fact that you get an awesome piece to add to your yard, another upside to this project is that it’s much simpler to put together than you’d think. Check it out!
Broken Picture Frame
Have an old or broken picture frame? The thing is to turn that into a nice earring display, or maybe a notes mural, you can get creative with it too! However, here’s the earring idea to get you started.
What you need:
- Picture frame
- Brush and acrylic paint
- Staple gun
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