In finding ways to reduce waste, people have come up with many interesting ways of reusing old items. While some of these reused items are more common than others, they all add an interesting pop of creativity to any home. If you are looking for a way to reduce your waste and reuse some items, these are a few popular ideas.
Truck Bed Bench
If you are a fan of old cars or happen to have an old truck on your property, a fun and unique thing you can do is to refurbish a used truck rear end into a bench. Using the truck bed as the seat and the rear end as the backrest, you can create a personalized piece of furniture that will be perfect for either indoor or outdoor usage.
Flower Pot Bird Feeders
Other random items you may have around your home are old flower pots and plates. A simple way to repurpose these pots are to make a little hole in the lip of the flower pot. Next, fill your flower pot with some seed and flip it over on the plate. You can personalize the pot and decorate it however you want, but the little holes in the flower pot lip will allow the bird seed to come out and collect on the plate.
There are over 13 million tons of clothing in landfills. A simple way to reuse your clothing is by making t-shirt pillows. All you have to do is sew up three of the open ends (usually the arms and bottom). Then, you stuff the t-shirt with any soft material you have. This could be other t-shirts, sweatshirts, or fluff from other pillows. Once the t-shirt is full of the soft material, all you have to do is sew up the neck and you have a personalized pillow. This is a great way to show off any fun concert t-shirts or childhood shirts that you love.
Colander Flower Pot
If you have a broken colander, bowls, or teacups around your home, an easy upcycle is to make it into a hanging flower pot. If your container has a hole, you will need to put down a material to cover up the holes. Otherwise, all you have to do is glue on a hook or string, fill the container with dirt and a plant, and hang it up.
Reducing, reusing, and recycling waste has become a popular thing to do. Any small steps you can take to reduce your footprint is a step towards helping the Earth.