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.
Here are 7 of my Recycle, Reuse & Decorate Ideas which include a flower arrangement, saving packing materials, recycled wine corks and my favorite recycled tin can projects.
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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 that I didn’t have any styrofoam to hold the stems and quickly began to search 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 to use for any project and some grocery store plastic bags.
In addition, I had a bag of left over shredded filler that I 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
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