Easy Home DIY Recycling Projects
Home DIY Projects
We are quickly approaching spring, which means ‘Spring Cleaning.’ This year, when you clean out your closet, garage, and shed, keep your well-used belongings and try something new with our fun find alternative recycling ideas.
Repurposing old items into fun DIY art projects which can be a beautiful addition to your home or even more, you can create thoughtful handmade gifts. You never know, maybe you will be inspired enough to start your very own dream business with the recycling ideas.
So go ahead and check out our inspirational ideas we have hand picked from Pinterest. Remember to Rethink – Reduce – Recycle – and have fun!
“It’s a small planet, recycle”
Pro Tip #26
If after spring cleaning, you found yourself with a bunch of storage bins hop on over to our container recycling tip and build yourself a water feature in one day.
This repurposed fence art design is from Lucy at Lucy Designs who reused table furniture legs and spindles as well as ceiling fan blades. We make a particular note in respect to Lucy Designs; please use her idea as an inspiration to create your very own unique design and avoid an exact copy of hers.
REPURPOSED CARDBOARD BOXES
How third hot pick for spring cleaning reusables comes from Heather at Mommy Potamus. A t-shirt transformation into a washable tote bag is an excellent idea, but to top it off Heather creates the conversion without the need for sewing. A perfect DIY for those with no sewing skills or a desire to sew. Note: any scraps can be reused further by shredding and used for pillow stuffing.
Suggested Items Needed:
- Old t-shirts
- Fabric scissors
- Washable marker or pencil
- Small glass bowl
Our final hot pick for spring cleaning is a personal favorite as we do this ourselves. While this is not unique to spring cleaning, think of this idea as you head into a new season perhaps it is time for a new change.
The idea of recycling or repurposing can easily be achieved by turning your food scraps into nutrient-rich garden food. It just too easy and your plants will love you. This way you know the nutrients your garden plants are receiving and also feel confident you will be eating healthy foods you grew yourself.
It is this easy, rather than throwing your food waste in the garbage or down the garbage disposal try composting it yourself. If you are unfamiliar with composting steps, we found this handy compost basics infographic. You can view further information from our Craftsy affiliate link which will help you to get started on your own garden food composting project.
These repurposing ideas are just a few of our favorites for helping to reduce landfills and your carbon footprint. We hope you find them useful and you are personally inspired to find other ways you too can contribute to converting waste material into reusable objects. We’d love to hear them, so feel free to drop us a comment below and share some of your repurposing/recycling ideas.
All the best in your DIY repurposing projects.
To learn more, please visit: Lucy Designs, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Heather aka mommypotamus, Craftsy