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7 Recycle, Reuse & Decorate Ideas

Here are 7 of my Recycle, Reuse & Decorate Ideas, including a flower arrangement, saving packing materials, recycled wine corks, and my favorite recycled tin can projects.

As I have shared many times, I am a waste not kind of girl. I get an idea for a project and often don’t wait for a trip to town to purchase the proper supplies. Therefore, I make do with what I can find around the house.

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Recycle, Reuse & Decorate Ideas

This post idea began because I wanted to arrange some new flowers I had received in the mail.

I realized I didn’t have any styrofoam to hold the stems and quickly began searching for alternative supplies.

Tin cans rarely make it to the recycle bin at my house. I have a million uses for them.

First, there is always a supply of tin cans for any project and some grocery store plastic bags.

In addition, I had a bag of leftover shredded filler that I had saved from Christmas.

Recycle, Reuse & Arrange Flowers

To begin, the tin can was perfect for the center stem and the grocery store plastic bags held the stems straight when firmly packed into the containers.

The shredded paper was reused to hold the containers steady and then new spanish moss was added to cover the filler. You can see the step by step video for arranging the flowers here.

The Finished Arrangement

See how to make these recycled Wine Cork Hearts on this video.

You can also see details about this Faith Print in my Store.

More Tin Can Recycle Projects

No tin can is safe from a can of spray paint or some other fun project. These tuna cans made fun candle holders for my Fall Tables. See more here.

Use tin cans for pencil holder’s and use toilet paper cardboard rolls as divider’s for your pen, pencils and marker’s.

Another seasonal favorite was adding napkins to tin cans and creating this fun centerpiece. See all the details here on this Spring Tablescape Post.

Recycle Packing Materials

This fun project involved using some packing material to make plate chargers. You can see how easy this project was here.

Recycled Faux Tree

Even this worn out ficus tree was allowed a new life when it was saved by some new blossoms. Here is How to Save a Faux Ficus Tree!

Recycle Wine Corks

There are so many ways to recycle wine corks, including coasters and trivets. Here is a video tutorial to make this triple heart made from wine corks and you can see how to make flowers from corks on this post.

Paper Garland by UpCycling Coffee Filters

This is a favorite holiday project, however it would be a beautiful project for a summer brunch, a wedding table, shower table, etc. See How to Make a Table Garland from Coffee Filter’s Here.

Recycled Scrap Fabrics into a Heart Pillow

Although this is a recent post, it’s also a favorite and a perfect way to use up scrap fabric. See how easy it is to make this project here. If you’d like to see the video, click here.

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Sunday 31st of January 2021

Rachel, these are all such beautiful and great ideas! I love reusing things and wasting nothing.

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Monday 1st of February 2021

Shawn, I really appreciate this. Thanks so much.


Saturday 30th of January 2021

Wow! So many great ideas! I've never thought of re-using my cans before but that all changes now. Thanks for always being inspiring!

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

Anne, Thanks so much. I appreciate you for stopping by. Rachel

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Friday 29th of January 2021

You have so many great ideas for recycling. Cans are so handy and you shared some great ways to repurpose them.

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

Paula, Thanks so much. I appreciate your support.

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Friday 29th of January 2021

My soul, you are quite the recycler! I made a "vase" out of a ginormous Bush's Baked Bean can and was not only proud of my not-so-crafty self but kinda hooked on mod podging cans. Looking forward to making more this spring. Happy Fri-hi-hi-day!

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

Cindy, Thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer Howard

Friday 29th of January 2021

Super clever idea with the shredded paper...I never thought of that!!

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

Jennifer, Thanks so much.