Reusing And Recycling Household Products For Craft Supplies

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Instead of tossing all of your recyclable material into your blue box, you can use them as craft supplies instead. Items like toilet paper tubes, greeting cards and even egg cartons can be turned into fun craft projects for the whole family.

So, instead of spending a fortune at a hobby shop including kids crafts, keep reading this article! We’ve got some tips for turning ordinary household items into cool crafts that everyone will admire.

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We all have empty jars kicking around our cupboards. Instead of tossing them, you can turn them into potpourri containers that you can use again and again. It’s economical and a good way to be green.

All you need is a clean jar (baby food jars are ideal), a paper or lace doily, an elastic band, and your favorite potpourri. All you have to do is fill the jar with potpourri, cover it with the lace, and secure it with an elastic band, or instead of a plain elastic band, use a hair band with some sparkle or flowers on it to secure the doily. This will make a potpourri holder that looks attractive in any room.

Toilet paper or paper towel tubes are craft supplies with endless possibilities. You can turn them into napkin rings, egg holders and ornaments. To make a really environmentally friendly project, turn the tubes into pencil holders. You’ll need an empty tube with all the paper removed, some popsicle sticks, cardboard, paint or markers, glue and rubber bands. Small erasers and glitter are optional supplies.

Start by painting or coloring the popsicle sticks. You can choose a theme like red and white to make a pencil holder that looks like a candy cane or add some blue to pay tribute to Old Glory. While the sticks are drying, trace the end of the toilet paper holder on to cardboard. Cut this circle out and glue it to one end of the cardboard tube. This becomes your base.

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You can also use cork for this purpose. Once that has dried, cover the tube with a coating of glue and carefully attach the popsicle sticks. Wrap with rubber bands until dry. If you want additional decorations, you can glue small erasers in fun shapes and colors to the sticks or add a layer of bright glitter.

CDs and DVDs take literally hundreds of years to breakdown in a landfill site, so using them as craft ideas is very environmentally friendly. These shiny discs can be used for countless art and craft around the house.

If you’re redecorating your office or recreation room, then why not create a high tech border by gluing a row of discs along the top of the walls? For beautiful sun catchers, glue two discs together with the shiny sides outward and decorate the surface with pretty gemstones. Loop some metallic thread through the middle and hang them anywhere you want to add some sparkle.

You can even put them in your garden to scare the birds away! If you’re not into crafts, simply take the discs to a hock shop and get a couple of bucks for them while someone else gets to enjoy them. Most people have no clue what to do with old CDs and DVDs, so they just toss them into the garbage.

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Almost all items around your house can be turned into craft supplies so use your imagination. Turn old jars into coin collectors, attach old Christmas cards or post cards to some cardboard and cut it up to make a homemade puzzle or transform a show box into a treasure chest!

Not only are you saving money, you’re being environmentally friends by finding new uses for items that might normally spend hundreds of years in a landfill site.

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