Recycling and reusing discarded and waste materials is nothing short of a trend these days. It is indeed quite an amazing thing to do, considering even small steps taken to recycle used stuff can help save the environment of the planet. Recycling is not only something that makes a person environmentally more responsible, but is also one of those things where you get the amazing opportunity to be as creative as you want to be. Recycling can help you with amazing ideas for home decor. These will be products of your own creativity, making them personalized as well as unique. To make interesting items out of recycled waste, the only thing you need to do is take a trip to your kitchen and look for all those things that you do not need anymore. Add a little innovation and you will have something fun to do that is useful in home decor. Five such do-it-yourself products that you can make by only using kitchen waste are listed below:
Recycled Flatware Wall Clock
Most of us have at least some silverware lying around in the kitchen that is either too old fashioned to use or has been used way too often. Here is you chance to use them creatively while adding to your home decor. Take an old and discarded pan lid and 12 pieces of silver cutlery. You can use the silverware as hands of a clock and the lid as the dial. Attach the pieces of cutlery with duct-tape, and get the needles and batteries installed. What you will have is a classic wall clock while you get to re-use all of your old cutlery.
Every time you drink a cup of coffee and use a plastic spoon to stir the same, imagine the environmental degradation you are causing by throwing the plastic spoon away that will take hundreds of years to decompose. You can however, collect these plastic spoons in huge numbers, and can then join them with some strong adhesive to make cute structures like cubes and boxes. Make sure that you use these spoons randomly and not in a pattern to give your product a fresh look. You can even use different colored spoons to add to the charm.
This is yet another fun DIY project that will look amazing on a dinner party at your patio. All you need for this one is a few old glass jars, beaded chains, bottom of a sieve, some fabric threads and a few detachable rings. Attach each glass jar with two ends of the beaded chains on opposite sides by running a thread around its circumference through the chain holes. Hang the jars by attaching the chains onto the sieve with the help of the rings. Put in some sand in each of the jars and light candles in them to experience the light of a recycled chandelier.
Art Assemblage Sculpture Recycled
This is one DIY project which is the most fun and has the fewest instructions. You can use up as much of your creativity as you have for this. Use any waste from your kitchen that you think can help you to make sculptures. You can use old jars, containers, spoons, pressure cooker whistles, and any small thing that you were planning to throw away. If you want to be more creative, try welding the cutlery into desired shape and using paints for better effects.
Mobile baby carry
If you hate being conventional and always want something different for your baby, don’t push him/her around in the boring pram. A Portuguese couple were the first to invent this mobile baby carry unit which makes use of recycled units of your kitchen. It has shelves, cupboards, drawers and all storage space you need to carry everything you baby may want, while he gets to have the ride of his life.