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Jul 12, 2014

33 Impossibly Cute DIYs You Can Make With Things From Your Recycling Bin

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1. This incredible bottle light costs $3 to make.

auntpeaches.com

Yep. You read that right. See how she did it here.

2. These cans got a Warhol-inspired makeover.

younghouselove.com

The ones from this tutorial were made from limited-edition cans with the Warhol label, but you can print you own here.

3. You can make cereal boxes into adorable piñatas!

ohhappyday.com

All you need is some crepe paper, scissors and glue! Learn how here.

4. These chalkboard storage containers are made with baby food jars.

atthepicketfence.com

But you could use this technique on any jar or can. Directions here.

5. This honey bear got a gold leaf upgrade.

abeautifulmess.com

You could get a similar look with gold spray paint. Get the directions here.

6. This one's so easy it's almost offensive.

buzzfeed.com

Get a quick trick for taking the labels off wine bottles here.

7. These frighteningly cute pencil holders used to be shampoo bottles!

google.com / Via usefuldiy.com

Directions here (in Portuguese).

8. This easy art display was made with paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

9. Turn toilet paper tubes into kid-friendly jewelry.

mollymoocrafts.com

Get the directions here.

10. These creepy candles are actually paper towel rolls and printed graphics!

collettestreasures.blogspot.com

Get the tutorial and the graphics here.

11. Take a blah paper roll and make it into an awesome jewelry holder.

Get the instructions here.

12. This adorable affirmation box uses ALL your recycling: tissue boxes, toilet paper tubes, take out containers and more.

13. Any old jar can become stylish storage with some Washi tape magic.

14. These pretty planters were made from milk jugs.

See how here.

15. This necklace was made from #6 recyclable plastic cups.

auntpeaches.com

Get the directions here.

16. These pretty vases are just spray-painted bottles.

17. These clever coin purses are made from juice cartons.

spoonful.com

See how here.

18. This awesome art was made with straws.

greenweddingshoes.com

They spray painted clear ones, but you could use straws that are already colorful. See the tutorial here.

19. These colorful containers are plastic strawberry boxes.

auntpeaches.com

See more here.

20. Turn your old grocery bags into yarn, then crochet some shoes!

craftster.org

See how they did it here.

21. Weave some fruit baskets from paper grocery bags.

22. This old bottle makes a great air plant holder.

poppytalk.com

You'll need a drill for this one. Directions here.

23. Make a cool newspaper and magazine rack with recycled PET bottles.

24. These adorable planters are made from recycled soda bottles.

brudiy.com / Via makezine.com

Get the directions here.

25. These rings are made from milk jugs.

pinkstripeysocks.com

Get the directions here.

26. This lamp was made from rolled up newspapers.

marrietta.ru

Get the directions here (in Russian).

27. Turn old lightbulbs into hot air ballon art.

Pro tip: stand them up in a bowl of sugar while you're painting! Get the directions here (in Hungarian).

28. This phone holder used to be a lotion bottle.

makeit-loveit.com

Directions here.

29. These colorful Method bottles make great makeup storage.

pluii.com.br

See how here (in Portuguese).

30. Spray paint your berry baskets for a cute desk organizer.

31. Or spray some egg cartons for an easy jewelry organizer.

shopwalkinlove.com

Directions here.

32. These fairy lights are made with an upcycled egg carton.

en.espritcabane.com

See the tutorial here.

33. This light is made with burned out lightbulbs.

buzzfeed.com

See how here.

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