$5.00 OFF to New Customers : Use SAVEME5 Customer Service: +15867316101   |   Support
Australia
0
 Shopping Cart
Items in your shopping cart Quantity Price
Subtotal: AUD$0.00
AUD$0.00

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle at Home

Reducing your own household waste has never been easier, or more fun. Here are our 20 favorite ways to upcycle items you would normally throw out.. Learn more at eVitamins, the largest online health Australia superstore.
1.
AUD$21.43
(1)
2.
AUD$34.83
3.
AUD$8.59

Upcycling is the repurposing of waste or scraps you would normally throw away. Finding a new use for these items means less that ends of in landfills.

These are our 20 favorite ways to repurpose items around the house to get the most bang for your buck while also reducing your own carbon footprint at the same time.

1. Don't throw away old jeans -- use the scraps to make coasters to set your favorite beverage on.

2. Turn old wine bottles into vases. Use whatever art supplies you have at home to decorate them, or simply steam off the labels.

3. Mason jars make excellent cups for drinks.

4. Scraps of wallpaper are perfect for lining drawers to prevent damage.

5. Glue corks to a scrap sheet of wood or cardboard and hang on the wall for notes, photos and lists.

6. Make some decor for a party quickly with old paint samples cards. String them for garland and hang on the wall.

7. Old maps make excellent wrapping paper for gifts or use them to mat photos in frames -- this works especially well for photos from your travels.

8. Put small plants in aluminum cans. Just be sure to drill a few holes in the bottom.

9. Cut old undershirts to use as rags for cleaning the house.

>10. Convert a stained pillow case into a clothing hamper for dirty laundry by attaching a hook and hanging it on a closet doorknob.

11. Citrus fruit peels can be filled with melted beeswax and a wick for sweet-smelling candles.

12. Beer bottles are ideal for bud vases.

13. Use an old sweater to make a new pillow cover for the throw pillows you use around the house.

14. Snap the ends off those cheap plastic pants hangers and use them as clips for your dried goods like baking mixes, nuts or seeds to prevent spoiling.

15. Leftover painter's tape or electrical tape can be used to make a unique design on your luggage to prevent airport mishaps.

16. Put pancake or waffle batter into an empty condiment bottle to easily squirt into the hot skillet.

17. Use the tabs from beverage cans to double your closet space by threading them over the hooks of your hangers. You can then hook another hanger to the first one.

18. Save scraps from fruits and vegetables for your compost pile -- there's no better way to feed your plants.

19. Cut an empty milk jug in half to make a convenient planter. Fill with small stones or soil and be sure to make a few holes in the bottom.

20. Lastly, an oldie but a goodie -- cover a toilet paper roll in peanut butter and roll it in birdseed. Hang it on a tree to attract birds!

Living a healthier, greener lifestyle is what we're all about at eVitamins. Check back regularly for more tips!

Share:
Related Articles You May Like
Our 5 Favorite Multitasking Products
Our 5 Favorite Multitasking Products
10 Health Rules for Your Thirties
10 Health Rules for Your Thirties
How to Live An Organic Lifestyle
How to Live An Organic Lifestyle
10 Health Rules for Your Twenties
10 Health Rules for Your Twenties
Brand Profile: The Honest Company
Brand Profile: The Honest Company
The Rules of Going Raw
The Rules of Going Raw
6 Healthy Ways to Get Ready for Fall
6 Healthy Ways to Get Ready for Fall


RELATED CATEGORIES
Home & Grocery

Groceries

Home Test Kits

Household Essentials

Air & Water Filters

Air Fresheners

Baking & Mixes

Bedding

Breakfast & Cereal

Bug Spray

Candies, Deserts & Toppings

Candles

Cleaners

Coffee, Juice & Tea

Condiments & Dressings

Dish Soap & Brushes

Dried Fruit

Dried Vegetables

Garbage Bags

Home Accessories



Home & Grocery products you may like:
Epic Dental Xylitol Gum
The Honest Company Multi-Surface Cleaner
New Wave Enviro Premium Replacement Shower Filter Cartridge
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Organic Cleaner
Wedderspoon Organic Raw Maunka Honey Active 16+
Pure Green, LLC PureGreen24
Coupons & promos
Sign Up
eVitamins Australia, Copyright 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statements made about specific vitamins, supplements, procedures or other items sold on or through this website have not been evaluated by eVitamins or by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. As always, please consult with a licensed doctor or physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplement program, before taking any vitamin or medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a problem.

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions