It's not uncommon for me to snag soup cans, cardboard boxes or glass jars from our recycling bin to repurpose into home decor. I've turned tin cans into pumpkins, a spaghetti jar into a laundry room tip jar and cereal boxes into desk dividers. I've even used my kids leftover toy packaging to make a custom silhouette tray for my daughter's room. Sure, I've spent my fair share on craft supplies and other home decor items, but nothing beats creating something useful out of something free.
Today I've rounded up 10 of my favorite repurposing projects that I hope will inspire you!
CANSSpray recycled tin cans, add a simple wood chalkboard tag and you have inexpensive herb pots.
If that's not your style, wrap a can in burlap ribbon and finish off with a simple jute bow.Celebrate Magazine
How about saving larger cans to create custom outdoor planters?
I love the idea of wrapping cans in birch scrapbook paper for easy holiday decor.
CARDBOARDCan you believe these boxes are made from cardboard and old belts? LOVE this idea!
Do you wanna know how to inexpensively organize your desk drawers? Wrap old cereal and food boxes in scrapbook paper. Trust me, the pop of color is a fun surprise to otherwise dark and boring drawers.
Have you ever had to decorate for parties and spent money on custom garlands? Why not make your own using paper and cardboard? They are so versatile and perfect for any occasion.
GLASS JARSDon't throw away those old spaghetti and pickle jars. Turn them into storage with cute knobs and a little spray paint. Wouldn't they be perfect for a bathroom or craft room?
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You an also use glass jars to organize your pantry. Don't you just love the custom etched labels?
These vintage inspired jars are my absolute favorite! I love the idea of wrapping jars in scrapbook paper and embellishing with a simple piece of yarn.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to using cans, jars and cardboard boxes for craft supplies and home decor. Next time, maybe you'll think twice about throwing that leftover jar or can into the recycling bin.