Discover DIY projects with recycling to make your home more beautiful, creative and sustainable.
Decorating with recycling is a way to make the house more beautiful and, on top of that, contribute to the preservation of the environment. Ideas are simple, inexpensive, creative and take advantage of different recyclable materials such as aluminium, glass, paper and plastic.
There are many ways to reuse materials that would otherwise be thrown away, you just need a little creativity and manual skills. The “Do it yourself” projects are the darlings of the moment and serve to decorate different environments in the house, from the living room to the outdoor garden.
1. Decorative bottles
Glass bottles can become a beautiful wall ornament. In this creative piece, they assume the role of flower vases.
2. Shelf of wooden crates
The wooden crates, which are used to transport fruits and vegetables at open markets, can be used to build a beautiful bookcase. They turn into modules and look even prettier when painted.
3. Recyclable luminaire
This recyclable luminaire is made with a PET bottle and plastic spoons. The piece will definitely make the environment more beautiful and welcoming.
4. Vessel of fasteners
Clothespins can turn into a beautiful little pot to decorate the house, just put them in an empty tuna can.
5. Candleholders with glass jars
Glass jars, such as mayonnaise, coconut milk and tomato sauce packaging, can receive a special finish and become beautiful containers for holding scented candles.
6. PET bottle curtain
The bottom of the PET bottle can be reused to make a beautiful curtain. The piece makes the decoration more beautiful and favours the entry of natural light into the environment.
7. Sealing plate holder
Soda and beer can seals can be used to make a plate holder. The union of the pieces is made with a crochet finish.
8. Tire puff
The tire can contribute to the decoration of the house, as long as it is transformed into a puff. He’ll just need some upholstery and a paint job.
9. Newspaper Fruit Bowl
Do you know the old newspaper that keeps taking up space in your house? So it can be used to make a fruit bowl. This piece is great to decorate the kitchen table.
10. Tin pencil holder
Aluminium cans, which are used as packaging for tomato sauce, gain a new function through recycling. They can be transformed into pencil holders and guarantee the organization of the office.
11. Paint can stool
If you think that the paint can is of no use, you are totally mistaken. With upholstery, it can transform into a charming homestay.
12. Tin luminaire
Turning an aluminium can into a light fixture is one of the recycling ideas for home decor. The work is very simple: just take the label off the aluminium can, make some holes with a nail and attach a small light bulb. The piece is very charming to decorate the table.
13. Furniture with crates
Through recycling, crates can become original and creative furniture. The idea is to explore well the texture of plastic and the diversity of colours.
14. Coffee table with pallet
The pallet is a wooden pallet used for transport. However, it can be recycled and become a charming coffee table for the living room. It just needs to be sanded and repainted.
15. Bathroom decoration with PVC pipe
Is there any PVC pipe left on the site? So it’s worth cutting them out and incorporating them into the bathroom decor. The result is super charming and original.
16. Shoebox carriers
The shoebox can be covered with fabric and transformed into a boot carrier. The idea ends the mess of yarn and leaves the decor more organized.
17. Pencil organizer with cleaning product packaging
Disinfectant, fabric softener or bleach containers do not need to go to waste. With just a few snips, they transform into pencil organizers.
18. Cork stopper mat
Cork stoppers, normally used to close wine bottles, are perfect for making a rug for the front door of the house.
19. Toilet paper roll frame
Toilet paper rolls can be used to make a picture to decorate the house. The piece stands out with the hollow elements and is even more beautiful when it receives a painting.
20. Paper Mobile
Paper mobile is simple and inexpensive. To make it, just use the pages of an old magazine and pieces of string. The result is amazing!
21. Wine rack with cans
A nice idea for wine lovers is to assemble a rack with aluminium cans to store the bottles. The piece is finished with coloured spray paint.
22. Shelves with cardboard tubes
The cardboard tubes, when cut and coated with wrapping paper, turn into beautiful shelves for the children’s room.
23. Chest of bottle caps
PET bottle caps can be used to make a chest. The pieces need to be painted white so that the result is beautiful in the decoration.
24. Egg Carton Wall
The egg box can be turned into a mural to decorate the bedroom wall. In addition to decorating, the piece is also great for organizing appointments.
25. Bicycle turnstile wall clock
The turnstile of the bicycle that broke can be very useful in decoration. With a new finish, it is possible to create a beautiful wall clock.
26. Mini vases with lamps
Old light bulbs, which would be easily discarded, can become adorable little pots to decorate any corner of the house.
27. Pet bottle vases
You don’t know where to put the succulents? The tip is to bet on plastic bottles to make vases. Projects can be inspired by animals such as pig, rabbit and frog. These little vases look amazing on the windowsill. Access the tutorial!
To leave your garden full of birds, it’s worth making a feeder with recyclable materials and hanging it on a tree. A milk carton forms a passionate piece.
29. Pallet bed
One way to make the master bedroom more sustainable is to reuse pallets to build a super charming bed. The wood can be used fresh or given a finish, such as white paint, which aligns well with the Scandinavian decor.
30. Mirror with CD frame
In streaming times, the CD is outdated, but it doesn’t need to be thrown away. You can repurpose it to customize a mirror frame. The step by step is very simple and fits in your pocket.