Last Updated on May 24, 2020 by April
Going to the local craft store can be pretty expensive for things you thought should cost less than a buck. Enjoy these recycling projects; I know I will!
Why Make a DIY Recycled Project?
- Create a unique piece of home decor that most people won’t have
- Make a copycat of one of your favorite store brands and save hundreds or thousands
- Cut down on waste
- Bragging rights to home guests about how you made your own home decor
- The satisfaction of completing a home improvement project
Best DIY Recycling Projects
Recycling projects are one of the best ways to put old stuff to good use. If you don’t feel like selling or donating the stuff you’ve accumulated in your home, there are so many beautiful crafts you can create and show off to your family and friends. The best part is, you save a ton of money! If you’re ready to learn how to reuse plastic containers and create art from garbage, read on.
Mosaic Tile Birdbath
As a kid, I’ve always been in awe with how sparkly and wonderful the back of DVDs are. With digital downloads becoming more and more popular though, DVDs are sort of obsolete at this point. Instead of throwing away your old DVDs, try making something gorgeous like this mosaic tile birdbath out of it!
Hanging Light Bulb Planter
At first glance, light bulbs are maybe a boring concept, but once they’ve burned out there are plenty of cool things you can do with them. Why not take something initially intended for electronics and technology and use it for nature?
25 Uses for K-Cups
There are many practical uses for K-Cups that you’ve probably never thought of before. From playing card holders, kids crafts, and gardening seed starts, you’ll never run out of things to do. Get the details from Happy Hooligans.
50+ Ways to Re-Use Baby Food Jars
If you’ve recently had a baby, you’re likely wondering what you should do with all of the leftover baby food jars. Gather up all the jars you’ve left lying around and try one of these easy recycling projects from Happy Hooligans.
30+ Toilet Paper Crafts
Instead of throwing your used cardboard rolls into the bathroom trash can, try one of these toilet paper roll crafts. Happy Hooligans will show you how to make Christmas, Halloween, and even Easter crafts for kids with your upcycled rolls.
20 Brick Recycling Projects
Bricks are super fun; you can use them in your house, on your house, for your garden. You are bound to find something you are interested in trying out in this list of 20 brick DIYs!
Now this is something a lot of people can use when they plan on moving homes. If you want to get new furniture but want to get more use of the old stuff you invested so much money into, try creating something new out of it!
While ketchup bottles aren’t the most expensive items in the world, and most people have no problem just tossing them, it is still made out of plastic. Instead of just throwing the plastic away, why not feed some cute birds?
These lamps are seriously cute! This DIY project shows just one of the many creative water bottle uses when creating recycled home decor.
The Garden Glove
Trampolines are expensive so if you don’t want to toss out your trampoline once you kids have grown up, just turn it into a stunning hanging bed!
I am seriously in love with the torch idea here! If you want to see tons of wine bottle recycle DIY ideas, check this site out!
How to Upcycle Milk Jugs
You will be surprised by the many ways you can recycle milk jugs. These milk jugs upcycling projects will show you how to create a DIY watering can, make a DIY bird feeder, and even a DIY plant pot. Let Cool DIY Ideas show you how it’s done.
Tin Can Recycling Projects
Tin cans are one of the most common household items that can be repurposed. Let Cool DIY Ideas teach you 10 recycling projects using tin cans. These tin can crafts are easy to make and the perfect Earth Day crafts.
Water Bottle Wind Spirals
More Recycling Projects to Try Out
How to Flatten Wine Bottles from Hunker
Plastic Bottle Planters from Ideas2Live4
Magazine Silhouettes from Supply Me
Hair Accessory Holder from DIY Inspired
Pill Bottle Fire Starter from Mom With a Prep
DIY Toothbrush Holder from Domesblissity
Mini First Aid Kit from One Good Thing by Jillee
Candy Wrapper Hair Bows from Doodle Craft
Sock Snowman Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun
Wine Bottle Planter from HomeTalk
Being the type of person who doesn’t like to spend a whole lot of money on my hobbies, these DIYs are a blessing to know about! Which one is your favorite?
So nice things .I loved all
Yes! : ) These ideas are so awesome and I can’t wait to try them out!
Lovely ideas – I will definitely try the one with the bottle and the ketchup bottle.
I love how accessible that hack is since TONS of people have ketchup bottle already.
Yes! These bloggers are so talented. : )
Thank you so much. I love it. Good idea. ?
No problem! Take care.<3
Could you share step by step directions for the birdbath made from cds? I’m interested in doing it with children, what did you use as the surface to put the cds on? Thanks for any tips you can offer!
I hope your day is going beautifully. : ) All the information for the bird bath can be found here: https://www.meandmydiy.com/2013/05/mosaic-tile-birdbath-using-recycled-dvds.html
Good luck and take care!
How do I get to the website that show me how to make the projects
All you have to do is find the link under the photo of the project you’d like to try. : )
Hope this helps!
I loved them all your very clever I cant wait to try out all of these crafts…
oh and by the way if you have any more websites I can use for crafts that would be great
I am so happy you liked these!
If you have wine corks, I recommend these wine corks crafts.
Here are some more recycled DIYs if you’re looking for more of those.
Hi!! First of all, THANKS a bunch for the can ideas!! I do NOT like to add to the junk in our landfills, oceans etc!( basically everywhere…!) I want to know, IF you or anyone knows of some good uses for GOBS of plastic grocery bags? If so please email me at [email protected] gmail.com. I know that these bags are very dangerous for sea animals, but recycle doesn’t take them…..!! Thanks for ANY suggestions!
They can get crocheted into sleeping mats for homeless.
How do you do this.