We love recycling and repurposing old household materials into handy new hacks. Try our 15 smart recycled craft hacks to reuse your old items.
1. Using rubber bands to prevent clothes falling off hangers
It’s a very easy but helpful life hack.
2. Turning a colorful colander into a flower basket
Colorful, stylish, and cheap. Spray paint your old colander, line it with landscaping cloth, attach some sturdy chains, and hang it with your favorite flowers.
3. Hairpin holder
Banish flyaways with a trusty bobby pin pack for your handbag. Just replace the label with some patterned tape and voila!
4. Organize your jeans with shower hooks
Organize your jeans with inexpensive shower hooks for a quick way to grab them in the morning. Hang them by the belt loop to avoid creasing.
5. Repurpose mason jars into a trendy herb garden
Upcycle old mason jars into a trendy herb garden to make tasty dishes.
6. Turn an old glasses case into a sewing kit
Turn your old glasses case into a compact sewing kit to fix any broken garment.
7. Magical mason jar lanterns
Create a magical aura in your backyard with these enchanting Mason jar lights.
8. Easy dust collector
Never spill another drop of dust with this folded Post-it note. Fasten it to the wall with masking tape to make sure no dust hits the floor.
9. Convert an old T-shirt into a cushion
Turn your other half’s old shirt into a trendy cushion for curling up with a good book.
10. Moisture-absorbing chalk to fight tarnishing.
Wrap two bits of chalk in some cheesecloth, and add them to your silverware. This will slow any tarnishing!
11. A stylish earring holder
Carefully remove the glass from a picture frame, and thread wire from one side to the other. Add your dangly earrings for a shabby chic display.
12. Vinyl record to fruit bowl
Don’t throw your chipped, damaged, or old vinyl records away! Carve them into vintage fruit bowls for a unique kitchen accessory.
13. Protect doorknobs with aluminum foil
Tightly cover your doorknobs with aluminum foil to avoid any paint spills.
14. Plastic bag wraps for gardening
Stop any gardening dirt or grime from ruining your favorite jeans with plastic bag wraps. Simply wrap your knees with plastic bags and voila!
15. Non-stick snow
Liberally apply olive oil spray to your plastic or metal shovel before shifting snow to avoid a buildup of rock hard ice.