Recycling, Home-made Décor and Saving Environment- A Perfect Combo

We read daily about how we all should contribute towards saving the environment and mostly the best thing we decide to do is avoid using plastic or plant a tree! Every year almost 8 tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans all over the world according to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). That’s why we totally agree that you MUST avoid plastic and not only plant trees but also take care of them! But what if this World Environment Day bring a new twist to the tale? Take a look around, we are sure you will find many things you plan to chuck in the dustbin next time you clean your room. And that’s where our idea comes into the picture. Let’s gather all those old CDs, plastic cold-drink bottles, old toothbrushes, plastic food containers, etc. and bring out our creative genius. Time to recycle them and get beautiful homemade décor, something that none of your friends will ever imagine what it was made from!

1. Plastic Cold-drink bottles

2. Old CDs or DVDs

Materials Needed
2 Old CDs
Silver Lace
Decorative Beads Lace
2 Different Coloured Decorative Stones
Flowers Tussle

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1. Place a decorative stone at the centre of the CD and surround it with decorative beads lace.

2. Glue the back end of the toothpicks to the circle made from the beads lace, form a sun pattern with the toothpicks.

3. Now decorate another CD in a similar manner.

4. Use the beads to decorate the CD and cover the toothpick ends that are glued to the lace.

5. Join the two CDs with ribbon so that you have a hanging area on the top.

6. Attach the flowers tussle to the bottom of this decorative piece.

Your wall Hanging is ready to shine and make any corner of your room pop up!

3. Old Toothbrush

4. Plastic food containers

For making this flower basket you will require-
Plastic bowl (atleast 1000 ml size)
Jute rope

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1. Start gluing the jute rope from top to bottom systematically without leaving space in between.

2. Cut a 3–4 cm wide strip of cardboard to make a handle for the bowl.

3. Cover this strip with the jute rope as well.

4. Then attach this handle to the bowl.

5. If you want you can cover the inside of the bowl with jute rope as well.

6. You can decorate this bowl additionally with lace or decorations.

Your lovely flower basket is ready!

5. Newspapers and Magazines

And that’s how you can save the environment in a new way by recycling right at home and at the same time saving your money by not buying new home-décor as well. What’s more? You learn new art forms and develop new hobbies too! You can even gift these beautiful decor items to your friends and relatives, keeping them guessing how you made such masterpieces. The possibilities are endless! We hope you enjoyed our take on recycling things at home.

Tried making something from above? Do share your handiwork and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #girlsbuzzindia!

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