There are many products that can be easily upcycled. Some of the most common items are clothes, furniture, and electronics. Upcycling is a great way to reduce waste and save money.
Clothes: Old clothes can be turned into new clothing or other fabric items. Furniture: Old furniture can be repainted, reupholstered, or refinished. Electronics: Broken or outdated electronics can be recycled or used for parts.
DIY Face Mask
There are a number of different ways to make your own face mask at home. One popular method is to use an old t-shirt or other piece of cloth cut into a rectangle. Simply fold the cloth in half, tie the two top corners together, and then tie the bottom corners together. You can also add additional ties in the middle for extra security. Another option is to cut out two circles from fabric and sew them together around the edge, leaving an opening for your nose and mouth.
Once you have your fabric face mask, simply wet it with clean water and apply it to your face like you would any other type of mask. leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. You can repeat this process as often as necessary – most people find that once or twice per week is sufficient.
Making your own DIY face mask is quick, easy, and inexpensive – not to mention eco-friendly! Give it a try next time you need to head out into Polluted air or Allergy season .
Plastic Bottle Herb Planters
Plastic bottles are one of the most common types of waste. In the United States alone, we use about 50 billion plastic water bottles each year. And only about 23% of those are recycled. The rest end up in landfills where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
But did you know that plastic bottles can be recycled and reused in a number of ways? One popular way to recycle plastic bottles is to use them as herb planters.
Herb planters made from plastic bottles are easy to make and can be a great way to recycle those unwanted plastic bottles. Plus, they make great gifts for your green-thumbed friends!
Here’s how you can make your own herb planter from a plastic bottle:
1. Start by washing out your plastic bottle with soap and water. Remove any labels or adhesive residue. Rinse well and allow the bottle to dry completely.
Hand-Painted Terracotta Pots
Terracotta pots are a type of unglazed earthenware, which is a clay-based material that has been fired in a kiln. Terracotta pots are often used for plants or as planters. They are also sometimes used for cooking, although they are not as common for this purpose as they once were.
Terracotta pottery was first made in China over 2,000 years ago. The word “terracotta” comes from the Latin words terra cotta, which means “baked earth”. Terracotta pots were originally only made in a reddish-brown color, but they can now be found in a variety of colors due to the addition of different minerals during the manufacturing process.
One advantage of terracotta pots is that they are very porous, which allows them to absorb water and help keep plants hydrated. They are also relatively inexpensive compared to other types of planters. However, because they are porous, terracotta pots can also dry out quickly if not properly watered or if placed in direct sunlight. In addition, because terracotta is an unglazed material, it can stain easily if not sealed properly before use.
If you are looking for an attractive and affordable way to display your plants, then hand-painted terracotta pots may be just what you need!
DIY Cotton Rounds
If you’re looking for a quick and easy DIY project, cotton rounds are a great option! With just a few simple supplies, you can up cycle old t-shirts or towels into soft and absorbent cotton rounds. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Old t-shirts or towels – A sharp scissors – A sewing machine (optional)
First, cut your old t-shirts or towels into 2″ strips. If you’re using a towel, make sure to cut off any sewn edges so that you have clean strips of fabric. Next, stack 4-5 strips of fabric on top of each other and cut them into 3″ circles. If you’re using a sewing machine, sew the circles together with a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying. If not, simply tie the circles together in knots. Finally, fluff up the cotton rounds and use them as you would any store-bought version!
Repurposed Candle Jars
In this post, we’ll be exploring some fun and creative ways to repurpose those empty candle jars. If you’re like me, you probably have a few (or more) lying around your house. And if you’re not sure what to do with them, don’t worry – I’ve got some great ideas!
One of the easiest things to do with an empty candle jar is to use it as a vase. This is a great way to recycle those jars and add a bit of personality to your home decor. You can use them as vases for fresh flowers or even dried arrangements. Simply clean out the jar and fill it with water. Then, add your favorite blooms and enjoy!
Another great idea is to use an empty candle jar as a storage container. They’re perfect for holding everything from cotton balls and Q-tips to office supplies like paper clips and push pins. Just remove the lid, clean out the jar, and fill it with whatever you need to store. These make great desk organizers or bathroom vanity storage containers!
If you’re looking for something a little more creative, why not turn an empty candle jar into a terrarium? This is such a fun project that can be customized however you like. Start by adding some rocks or pebbles to the bottom of the jar for drainage purposes. Then, add in some soil and plants of your choice (succulents work well). Water regularly and enjoy your new mini garden!
Finally, one of my all-time favorite ways to repurpose Candle Jars is by turning them into luminaries! These are super easy (and pretty) DIY projects that are perfect for adding ambiance to any space – indoors or out. Simply remove the lid from the jar, punch holes in the sides using a nail or screwdriver (be careful not too big), place a tea light inside, and light it up! You can also get creative with this project by painting or deco up aging the outside of the jars before adding your lights – they’ll look beautiful no matter what!
Fabric Gift Wrap
Gift-giving is a time-honored tradition that dates back centuries. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or just because, receiving a wrapped present is always exciting. But what’s not so exciting is the amount of waste wrapping paper creates each year. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce the environmental impact of your gift wrap without sacrificing style or presentation.
One great option is to use fabric gift wrap. Fabric can be reused over and over again, which cuts down on waste and saves you money in the long run. Plus, it adds a unique touch to any present.
To get started, simply choose a pretty piece of fabric large enough to wrap your gift. A scarf or bandana works well for smaller items, while a piece of cloth from an old shirt or dress can be used for larger gifts. Once you have your fabric selected, fold it in half lengthwise so that the wrong side is facing outwards. Place your gift in the center of the fabric and bring up the bottom edge so that it covers the gift completely. Then tie the two top corners together with string or ribbon to secure everything in place.
If you’re worried about wrinkling the fabric, try using an iron to smooth out any creases before you begin wrapping. You can also add extra embellishments like twigs, berries, leaves, or even pinecones for an extra festive touch!
Repurposed Dresser Drawers
One of the great things about dressers is that they often come with a lot of drawers. This can be both good and bad – good because you have a lot of storage space, but bad because it can be difficult to keep all those drawers organized. If you’re looking for a way to repurpose your dresser drawers, here are some ideas:
1. Use them as planters. This is a great option if you have some old dresser drawers that are starting to fall apart. Just line the bottom with some rocks or gravel, fill with soil, and add your plants.
2. Turn them into shelves. This is another great way to repurpose dresser drawers that are starting to fall apart. Just attach some brackets to the back of the drawer and hang it on the wall. Instant shelf!
3. Use them as storage bins in your closet or pantry. If you have trouble finding places to store things like socks or extra canned goods, consider using old dresser drawers as storage bins in your closet or pantry shelves
Repurposed Tin Cans
Tin cans are one of the most versatile materials around, and can be repurposed into all sorts of things. Here are just a few ideas for what you can do with those old tin cans:
1. Make a wind chime: Paint or decorate your tin cans however you like, then punch holes in the tops and bottoms. Thread string or wire through the holes to connect the cans together, then hang them up and enjoy the soothing sound of your homemade wind chime!
2. Turn them into planters: Give your plants a rustic-chic home by planting them in tin cans! Just make sure to punch some drainage holes in the bottom first.
3. Make a candle holder: Cut off the top of a tin can (be careful not to cut yourself!), then use it as a holder for tea lights or votive candles. This is a great way to add some ambient lighting to any room.
4. Use them as organizers: Need somewhere to store pens, pencils, paintbrushes, etc.? Decorate some empty tin cans and use them as desk organizers! You can even label each one so you know exactly where everything goes.