The benefits of upcycling for green living and some DIY home projects that you can use in your home and can make your home look beautiful with products from trash to treasure is what this infographic by Noah Supply shows.
“Aside the responsibilities that burden the manufacturing sector, we as individuals can do a lot to help our planet survive from the human rush. Upcycling is a good example of adopting a greener lifestyle. Fast Haul presents 8 alternative ideas of reusing waste materials to create new products with value.”
An alternative to recycling is upcycling, or reusing materials and things you would have otherwise thrown away. This gives a new life and a new use to things without requiring any extra resorting or processing.
The team at Personal Creations made a graphic showing how you can upcycle items around the home to keep it out of the garbage. There are 40 ideas overall and there’s inspiration and examples for different materials you commonly have at home.
So the next time you’re headed to the trash or recycle bin check out this graphic and think about if there’s a good use you could put that item to first:
Mason jars have been around for over 100 years, and they were originally used for canning and preserving food. Over the past few decades, however, the uses for these versatile jars have taken a creative spin. From gift containers to wedding decorations, Mason jars are on thousands of Pinterest boards for one reason or another. Dinah Wulf compiled a list of common and creative uses for these versatile jars and has broken these down into four categories: recipes, gardens, gifts, and crafts. She also included some DIYs you can try each of them out!
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Before anything, you need to clean the bottles. Follow this guide from eHow with only a few basic ingredients from your pantry like vinegar, dish soap and rice.
“You may wish to reuse an empty perfume bottle or display a fancy or antique perfume bottle that you have held onto for several years. Running a perfume bottle through a dishwasher may crack or even break the bottle, and scrubbing the inside of the perfume bottle likely will not remove all of the perfume’s fragrance from the bottle’s interior. Simply soaking the bottle may not remove all of the perfume residue inside. Cleaning perfume bottles effectively is easy.” Continue reading “Reusing old Perfume Bottles”