Easy Home DIY Recycling Projects

by | Jan 10, 2018 | DIY, Home + Garden, Recycle | 0 comments

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.

Home DIY Projects to Recycle Rethink Repurpose Reuse

Be Creative

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.

Suggested Items Needed:

  • Spindles and/or table legs
  • Ceiling fan blades
  • Jigsaw
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood screws
  • Knobs
  • Rusted wire
  • Outdoor sealer/protectant


With this storage solution creation, not only are you repurposing, but you are also saving money on storage ideas. Check this basket creation out from Emily at Elizabethjoandesigns.com who was came up with this practical budget friendly storage solution to save money on her half-bath remodel.

Suggested Items Needed:

  • Cardboard box
  • Hot glue gun (remember extra glue sticks)
  • Scissors
  • Twine/ rope
  • Fabric (repurpose a pillowcase)


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.

Suggested Items Needed:

  • 3×3 foot dedicated compost area
  • Greens – Food scraps
  • Browns – Food soiled paper
  • Oxygen & water

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

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