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60 Fresh And Fun Ways To Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls

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toilet paper roll projects

source: Just A Girl Blog

From the time I saw my first recycled Toilet Paper Roll project posted on Design Sponge, I have been OBSESSED with the possibilities of this free and versatile crafting supply.

Since that time, back in 2009, a world of toilet paper roll reuse projects has sprung up all over the internet. The lowly toilet paper roll is no longer relegated just to the kids craft box. It’s now a supply used in adult crafts seen in the chicest of  homes.

Enough said!

60 Fresh And Fun Ways To Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls

Wall Art:

Books/Albums

For The Kids:

For The Outdoors

For The Holidays:

Fashion Accessories:

Home Accessories:

Crafting Tools

Organizational Tools:

Gift Wrapping/Boxes

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32 Ways To Recycle Old Towels

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32 Ways To Recycle Old Towels

If you ever had the misfortune of opening my towel closet you would find four types of towels: Slightly Embarrassing, Completely Embarrassing and Possibly Fixable. Plus, hidden way, way, in the back are two “company” towels my mother bought me the last time she came to visit.

In an attempt to clean out my mess, I have made a list of ways to recycle old towels, divided by category.

The Slightly Embarrassing category consists of the towels that have sections that can be cut off and recycled into other projects.

The Completely Embarrassing towels are the ones that are total rags, and should be recycled as such.

The Possibly Fixable towels are a bit of a science experiment. Add the right proportions of enough chemicals, and your towels may come out nice enough for you to continue to use.

Here it goes….

Gifts

For The Kids

Pets

Homemaking Helpers

Home Decor

Possibly Fixable

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Recycled Yard Art In Jerusalem

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Yard Art, Jerusalem Style 1BOn the way to a family barbecue in Neve Yaakov, my husband and I had to change buses in Jerusalem.  We were surprised to see that the house right behind the transfer stop had an entire yard decorated with pacifiers and toys.

Yard Art, Jerusalem Style 3At first, we thought the home owners just had an unusual sense of humor, but my niece later explained that the yard art was recycled from items that children had thrown behind the fence while their parents were waiting for a bus.

Yard Art, Jerusalem Style 2

Rather than getting upset or throwing out the junk dumped into their yard, the family transformed it into  unique outdoor decor.

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20 Crafty Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles

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20-ways-to-reuse-plastic-bottlesThough I’ve now lived in the Middle East for four years, I still don’t drink the water.  As a result, I always have an enormous collection of plastic water bottles to recycle.  Over time, these bottles have been turned into funnels, weights, bowling sets, pencil cups, drawer organizers, vases and even board game pieces. I’m always on the lookout for crafty ways to reuse my bottles.

Woven Plastic Bottle Vase – This is the project that gave me the idea for this list.  I had to read the how-to’s before I believed this vase was really made from a plastic bottle.

PopSci Plastic Bottle LampsComplete instructions from PopSci.

Terrariums – Use a plastic bottle to make an almost instant terrarium. More ideas here and here.

Knitting Loom From Plastic Bottles I was going to purchase a knitting loom, but when I saw this tutorial, I decided to make my own instead.

Plastic Bottle And Paper Vases Cut a plastic bottle down to size and glue on fabric. This can also be used as a pencil cup.

Multi-Color Flower Garlands At first glance (and second glance), it’s hard to believe that this holiday project is made from plastic bottles.

Soda Bottle Dome Displays – Use the video instructions to make gorgeous recycled bottle domes.

Plastic Bottle Beads This video makes really good looking beads. No narration but there are English captions.

Fish From Plastic Bottles – Cut shapes from plastic and paint to resemble fish. Use the bottom of the bottle as a display stand.

Herb Gardens Plastic bottles are the perfect size for  individual herb gardens.

3 Dimensional Wall Art Create a lovely 3 dimensional painting of flowers, using a plastic bottle as the vase.  So creative!

Knit or Crochet Plastic Bottle Bangles – A ring is cut from a plastic bottle and then wrapped with a knit or crocheted cover.

Woven BoxesRibbons of plastic bottles strips are woven back and forth to create a square box.

DIY Shrinky Dinks I was thrilled to find these tutorials, since it’s very hard to find plain Shrinky Dink plastic near where I live.

Fabric And Plastic Bottle Bracelets Another bracelet. This one is covered with felt, but really, any fabric would work out great.

Plastic Bottle Coin Purses Unfortunately, this project doesn’t come with instructions.

Plastic Bottle Change Holders I wouldn’t use this change holder in the living room, but it’s fine for a workroom or garage.

Plastic Bottle Flowers – These flowers are a cinch to make. But, it’s amazing to see what was done with them when they were finished!

Monster Container I tried to avoid included crafts for kids, but this little container is too adorable to miss.

Plastic Bottle Butterflies – Once these butterflies are completed there are dozens of things to do with them…use them to decorate gift packages, attach them to a wall in a child’s room to add interest, place them strategically throughout your garden, and lots more.

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