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40 Nifty Upcycling Ideas

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America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15th. As Americans warm up to the necessary fight against global warming, going green through recycling and heightened eco-consciousness has become a fun and cool way to help the environment.

Personal Creations, a personalized gifting company, has created a craft-centric infographic that offers 40 creative uses for recyclables — or “upcycles.”

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There’s an idea for DIYers of all persuasions, including shaping foil into a palette to hold paint and stuffing shoes with newspapers to keep them fresh.

Why recycle when you can upcycle? Check out the 38-plus upcycling ideas below and start creating! I guarantee you’ll never look at the contents of your recycling bin in the same way.


Hankering for even more repurposing ideas? Read on for more great DIY recycling projects.

1. Use cut bottles to make flower vases, cups and more!

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2. Wine corks can be transformed into a magnificent bird house.

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3. Turn a dusty old dictionary page into recycled art.

4. Give a log a second life — as a chic coffee table.

Have upcycle ideas of your own? Share below and help spread the green love.

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