How to Make Decor Items At Home with Waste Materials

 How to Make Decor Items At Home with Waste Materials

r Meenu Kumar

Turning useful and aesthetic decor items from the waste available around you instead of throwing them are the best way of using them. Furthermore, we should initiate waste management at home and follow the 3 R’s mantra: reduce, reuse, and recycle, to minimize landfill waste. Reusing waste is not only environmentally friendly but also reduces the carbon footprint, allowing for creative interior enhancements.  Well, you can reuse things and decorate your home with the help of these creative waste craft ideas.

Bottle craft artwork
Instead of discarding empty glass bottles, one can reuse them for creating a beautiful home décor and transform them into a vase, a showpiece, or a table lamp. You can make glass bottles more attractive through decoupage, an art that involves decorating a surface with paper cut-outs and then covering it with varnish or adhesive.
To create this beautiful decor item, gather colored paper, strong adhesive, a flat brush, or even some paints for adding beautiful patterns to the bottle. You can fill clear or colored glass bottles with sand and small shells, and enhance the effect by incorporating colored fairy lights for a sparkling touch.

A vertical garden of plastic bottles
You can grow plants at home using recycled plastic bottles. Use the cut-down bottle as a miniature planter after painting it. With plastic bottles in various shapes, create a tiny vertical garden on the balcony or by the kitchen window. Pick plastic containers that can support the weight of water, plants, and soil. For drainage, drill a few holes at the bottom. Choose a location that receives enough sunshine. To hang the bottles on the wall, construct some shelves or a grid of wire mesh.

Reuse tin box as a kitchen organiser or planter
Nowadays, many food items, including chocolates, cookies, and sweets (rasgullas), come packed in tin cans. To keep the kitchen organised, you can reutilize those tins as organizers. After cleaning, you can either spray-paint the tin or embellish it with lace, wasabi tape, coloured papers, cloth, or coir. Use the colourful tin box to store small spice packets, knives, utensils, scissors, and more. You can also reuse these tin cans as an indoor planter.

Pebbles doormat
Select miniature rocks that match the hues of the walls tiles. You can stack these stone pellets on an old doormat using high-quality adhesive. Leave no gaps between them while arranging them closely next to one another. For the most comfort, pick flat pebbles.

Recycle an old tray to wallboard or decorative tray
Use your old trays to create appealing message boards and to-do lists for the kitchen. Cover an old tray with a cloth or a cork sheet. Furthermore, you can also hang a metal tray with paper sheets.
Paint geometric or floral patterns on old serving dishes. Decorate the tray with pre-made stencil stickers, embellish it with mosaic tiles or patterned textiles, add beads for finishing touches, and laminate it. Additionally, if you are a talented artist, you may paint a lovely picture on the tray and put it on display in your living room or bedroom.




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