I am a hardcore environmentalist. I live by the motto of reuse and recycle. And I can be really annoying about it. If you don’t believe me, you can ask my friends. They’ll have tons of stories to tell you about how I got on their nerves about recycling something or throwing stuff in the wrong trash can. But I honestly think recycling is serious business and we cannot afford to slack because Mother Nature needs us. Without intervention, the world will be full of garbage! There is something that I’ve learnt though. People don’t like to do things that they should if creativity isn’t involved. So I’m going to give you some examples of how you can turn trash into wonderfully useful household items. Here are some of the things that I made out of “garbage”:
Plastic bottle bird feeders –
Don’t throw away those plastic bottles because we all know where they end up. Do you know about the Great Pacific garbage patch? Yep. Right there. So why not use those bottles to feed the cute little birdies in your yard? Be careful though. Cutting plastic can be a little tricky. Here’s a video you could watch for instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE9jKmQJED0
Cereal box magazine holders – This one is really simple. Cut the cereal box (No, not in half. Be innovative about it. You could use those fancy scissors.) and paint or decorate it. You have your very own magazine recycled magazine holder.
Soda can coasters –
For all you neat freaks out there, there is a way to make recycled coasters! Cut out soda cans in square shapes and paste them on small ceramic tiles and voila! They’ll look pretty edgy.
Yogurt containers or castle makers?
Use yogurt containers (or plastic containers of any kind) and paint them. They will make excellent sandcastle makers during the summer. It’s time to go to the beach!
Egg carton jewelry boxes
Here’s a quirky idea for all you accessory-loving girls out there. Use egg cartons to store all your jewelry. Design it the way you like for a very nature friendly way of keeping your jewelry organized!
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