Recycling is especially satisfying when you take refuse and make something beautiful or useful. Here are five easy to do craft projects that make the most out of your trash.
1. Bottle Cap Pincushions
You can make all sorts of different shaped pincushions using a bottle cap for your base. This tutorial shows you how.
2. Tea Cup Snack Stands
Make these fancy snack stands by gluing together teacups and saucers, or almost any appropriate porcelain vessels. Use old cups you have at home, or scout your favorite thrift store for inexpensive supplies.
3. Milk Jug Hanging Tomato Planter
Here's a great way to reuse plastic milk cartons: hang them upside down and plant your tomatoes in them.
4. Denim Patchwork Pillow
Reuse denim from your old jeans to create a comfy patchwork pillow. This one is alternated with squares from an old bed cover as well.
5. Old Book Pages Paper Flowers
Old yellowed book pages make beautiful paper flowers. What a perfect gift for someone who loves to read and/or has a black thumb! Use the flowers in creative ways, such as embellishing a plain photo frame.