Do you have items lying around your house or stuffed into drawers that you can’t do much with but that you don’t want to throw out? Do you like saving money while reducing wastefulness at the same time? Finding creative ways to use junk items in your home is a great way to satisfy those needs! Your junk drawers, recycling bins, and even the spare change beneath your couch cushions have the potential to become beautiful DIY projects. Check out the ideas below for some projects to try. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Make ornaments with CDs you no longer use
Make a moodlight lamp from rolled magazine pages
Create a beautiful vase with your extra pennies
Create paper baskets for baked goods with extra paper plates
Turn spare shoelaces into woven bracelets
Use photo negatives to make a memory-filled lamp shade
Make a candle inside an empty Altoids tin (instructions here)