Cute DIYs You Can Make With Things From Your Recycling Bin

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This incredible bottle light costs $3 to make.

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Yep. You read that right. See how she did it here.

These cans got a Warhol-inspired makeover.

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The ones from this tutorial were made from limited-edition cans with the Warhol label, but you can print you own here.

You can make cereal boxes into adorable piñatas!

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All you need is some crepe paper, scissors and glue! Learn how here.

These chalkboard storage containers are made with baby food jars.

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But you could use this technique on any jar or can. Directions here.

This honey bear got a gold leaf upgrade.

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You could get a similar look with gold spray paint. Get the directions here.

This one’s so easy it’s almost offensive.

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Get a quick trick for taking the labels off wine bottles here.

These frighteningly cute pencil holders used to be shampoo bottles!

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Directions here (in Portuguese).

This easy art display was made with paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

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Directions here.

Turn toilet paper tubes into kid-friendly jewelry.

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Get the directions here.

These creepy candles are actually paper towel rolls and printed graphics!

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Get the tutorial and the graphics here.

Take a blah paper roll and make it into an awesome jewelry holder.

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Get the instructions here.

This adorable affirmation box uses ALL your recycling: tissue boxes, toilet paper tubes, take out containers and more.

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Learn how here.

Any old jar can become stylish storage with some Washi tape magic.

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See more here.

These pretty planters were made from milk jugs.

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See how here.

This necklace was made from #6 recyclable plastic cups.

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Get the directions here.

These pretty vases are just spray-painted bottles.

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Directions here.

These clever coin purses are made from juice cartons.

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See how here.

This awesome art was made with straws.

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They spray painted clear ones, but you could use straws that are already colorful. See the tutorial here.

These colorful containers are plastic strawberry boxes.

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See more here.

Turn your old grocery bags into yarn, then crochet some shoes!

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See how they did it here.

Weave some fruit baskets from paper grocery bags.

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See how here.

This old bottle makes a great air plant holder.

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You’ll need a drill for this one. Directions here.

Make a cool newspaper and magazine rack with recycled PET bottles.

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See it here.

These adorable planters are made from recycled soda bottles.

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Get the directions here.

These rings are made from milk jugs.

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Get the directions here.

This lamp was made from rolled up newspapers.

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Get the directions here (in Russian).

Turn old lightbulbs into hot air ballon art.

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Pro tip: stand them up in a bowl of sugar while you’re painting! Get the directionshere (in Hungarian).

This phone holder used to be a lotion bottle.

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Directions here.

These colorful Method bottles make great makeup storage.

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See how here (in Portuguese).

Spray paint your berry baskets for a cute desk organizer.

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See more here.

Or spray some egg cartons for an easy jewelry organizer.

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Directions here.

These fairy lights are made with an upcycled egg carton.

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See the tutorial here.


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