Recycled crafts are at the top of my list for diy projects to do. Not only are they budget friendly but I get such satisfaction from giving common trash a new life. It may seem like a daunting task to actually turn a trash item to something useful. However, I have tried lots of easy recycled crafts that have been very worthwhile.
Because I have completed so many different recycled crafts, I thought it would be nice to do a little round up post of some of my favorites. All of these projects use very common throw away items. Each of them can be saved to make decorative and useful items in the home or for other personal use.
Easy Recycled Crafts
Wine Cork Keychain
The first craft, in this roundup, uses wine corks. I happen to drink enough wine to have collected many wine corks. My favorite wine cork craft is a beaded wine cork keychain. It’s a fun item to make to give away as gifts. They can easily be personalized with the type of beads that are used.
Tin Can Storage Containers
An item even more common than wine corks is tin cans. I made some fun little storage containers for my craft room with cans and saved the landfills from a little more waste! Decorative cans are perfect for storing small craft supplies or other trinkets. Since store bought containers can be expensive, this option makes decorative storage affordable.
More Storage With Six Pack Containers
And, for a little more craft room storage, I also made use of some empty six pack containers. They make great storage caddies for the craft room. The cardboard is nice and sturdy for light weight items and each one can be decorated in it’s own style.
DVD Case Turned Fly Box
This next one is maybe the most creative. After moving all of our movie dvd’s into a storage binder, I was left with a stack of empty plastic dvd cases. One of the craft ideas that I had was to make a fly box for my husband to use for storing some of his flies for fishing.
Toilet Paper Roll Napkin Rings
Sometimes you may need a spur of the moment collection of napkin rings for a themed dinner or entertaining. That is when toilet paper rolls do the trick! WHAT!
See the easy details for the napkin ring craft here. But, with just a little gluing of your favorite scrap fabric, you can get some quick and stylish rings with very little effort or expense.
What are your favorite things to recycle? Share some of your ideas for easy recycled crafts in the comments below!