America Recyles Day: Think Outside the Recycling Bin
November 15th was "America Recycles Day."
If you think recycling is just about separating paper from plastic, think again. There are plenty of creative and crafty ways to re-use those old bottles and glasses.
READ: Upcycling: Turning Trash Into Treasure
So get out your glue gun and scissors, because we're bringing you some crafty recycling projects:
Bottle Bottom Coin Purses
Designer Zitta Schnitt inspires us to think outside of the "recycling" box with these adorable coin purses made from the bottoms of soda bottles.
To follow more of Zitta's work, visit her Facebook page.
Paper Rolls Wall Art
The U.S. tosses millions of paper rolls a year. You'd never think to collect and turn them into gorgeous wall art. Tali Buchler shares this ridiculously easy DIY Project on her blog.
Green Pillow Box
Greenupgrader.com shows us how to turn empty cereal boxes into pillow gift boxes.
Use old magazines to create charming bowls, like this one we spotted on Lori's blog.
If you plan on sending presents via post this holiday season, here's a great way to save on packaging. Our favorite gals over at A Beautiful Mess show us how easy it is to do using paper grocery bags.
And Finally...Record Bowls
Old records might not be on the top of your list of things to recyle, but before you toss them, check out Stacie Grissom's tutorial for melting them into decorative bowls.