Decorating DIY

08.15.2018 | 2 Minute Read | By Linzi Martin

When you empty your recycling bin, you might not realize all of the products you can use to make an array of useful household crafts. In fact, some of the hottest decorating trends at the moment include using recycled products.

Here are three commonly recycled items that you can use to make easy DIY crafts.

Plastic water bottles make the perfect crafts

Take a look at your recycling bin overflowing with emptied water bottles. Do you see the possibilities?

Believe it or not, there are tons of crafty DIY projects easy to construct with water bottles. Spruce up your favorite tree with a beautiful handmade bird feeder. Simply fill the water bottle with bird seeds of your choice and tie a secure knot around the lid of the bottle to a sturdy branch. Give your backyard friends a perch to sit on while they peck their beaks through to eat dinner by poking colored pencils through the bottle. You have a new bird feeder!

Mason jars are the best-kept secret

Before you throw that mason jar away take a moment to realize all the beneficial usage and storage the infamous glass container has for you. Give your mason jars a complete transformation by painting them with a bold and fresh color that matches your décor. From there, fill the jars with either fake flowers for a centerpiece or store essential bathroom products in them such as Q-tips and cotton balls.

No matter how you use them, mason jars are sure to give a chic look to your home.

Pallets have more use than you think   

You might think your pallets are as good as trash once you’re finished with them. However, they can be turned into something that is as good as new.

Pallet boards can be used in various ways throughout your home. Give your coffee corner a revamp with a coffee mug wall holder. Stain or paint your pallet to your desired liking and screw on hooks that will hold the handle of your favorite cups. Then, securely hang your new cup display on your kitchen wall. This will not only give you more storage in your cupboards but also act as wall art as you show off your favorite mugs.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

With more people becoming economically and environmentally responsible, crafting out of recycled products is the way to go. Not only is a good for the earth, but it’s also easy on your wallet.

Rather than dumping your recycled goods in the trash, transform them into something that’s both functional and beautiful for your home. The possibilities are endless.

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

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