Do you want to decorate your home in an eco-friendly way? If so, you’re in luck! There are many ways to recycle and reuse old items to create beautiful and unique DIY eco-friendly decor. Today, I will share 14 of our favorite eco-friendly decor ideas. This includes 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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Table of contents
- Recycle Ideas For Eco-Friendly Decorating
- Recycle Tin Can Projects
- Recycled Materials Flower Arrangement
- Fall Decor From Recycled Materials
- Additional DIY Eco-Friendly Seasonal Decor Ideas
- Bonus Recycle Reuse Projects
Recycle Ideas For Eco-Friendly Decorating
This post idea began because I wanted to arrange some new flowers I had received.
I realized I had no styrofoam to hold the stems and quickly searched for alternative supplies.
Tin cans rarely make it to my recycle bin. I have a million uses for them.
Recycle Tin Can Projects
Here are a few of my favorite ways to recycle tin cans.
You can quickly rust tin cans to use for fall decorating. See more about the DIY Eco-Friendly Decor idea.
Welcome to making a DIY fall wreath with rusted tin cans. You can make this easy and inexpensive recycled tin can craft also includes cheap Dollar Tree materials.
More Aluminum Can Recycling Ideas
Recycled Materials Flower Arrangement
Here is a step-by-step tutorial for using recycled materials for a flower arrangement.
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. You may see that I’m a waste not kind of girl.
Eco-friendly Decorating with a Flower Arrangement
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. A step-by-step video for arranging the flowers can be seen here.
This video shows how to make these recycled Wine Cork Hearts.
You can also see details about this Faith Print in my Store.
Fall Decor From Recycled Materials
There are many ways to use recycled materials for stylish Fall decorating, and here are a few more favorites.
More Tin Can Recycle Projects
Eco-Friendly Tin Can Recycle Ideas
Use tin cans for pencil holders and use toilet paper cardboard rolls as dividers for your pen, pencils, and markers.
Additional DIY Eco-Friendly Seasonal Decor Ideas
Another seasonal favorite was adding napkins to tin cans and creating this fun centerpiece. See all the details here in this Spring Tablescape Post.
Recycled Faux Tree
Even this worn-out ficus tree was allowed a new life when fresh blossoms saved it. Here is How to Save a Faux Ficus Tree!
Recycle Wine Corks – Sustainable Decor Idea
There are so many ways to recycle wine corks that are sustainable and eco-friendly. I’ve used wine corks for coasters and trivets and so much more.
And you can see how to make wine cork flowers on this Instagram video.
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, a shower table, etc. See How to Make a Table Garland from Coffee Filters Here.
Recycled Scrap Fabrics for Sustainable Pillow Covers
Another way to recycle and reuse is to save your scrap fabrics. This could be favored baby clothes, sports clothing, or other fabrics from previous projects.
You can make unique one-of-a-kind pillow covers using these fabrics. There are so many options, and here are a few sustainable DIY eco-friendly pillow cover ideas.
- Heart Ticking Fabric Pillow Cover & you can see the video tutorial also.
- Spring Flower Pillow Cover.
- Patriotic Star No-Sew Pillow Cover.
- Easy Decorative Fall Pillow cover.
- Cutest Recycled Pillow Covers
- Pumpkin Pillow Cover from scrap fabrics
- Christmas Tree Scrap Fabric Pillow Cover
Bonus Recycle Reuse Projects
- Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Idea
- How To Build A Shabby Chic Kitchen Cabinet with reclaimed windows
- Thrift Store Upcycle Peg Rail Shelf
- How To Make A Decorative Box with Napkin Decoupage
- 19 Ways To Upcycle Vintage Picture Frames
- DIY Shiplap Tree from reclaimed lumber
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