With the present condition of our planet recycling is hugely important to sustain and take care of it. However, our efforts to recycle need not be restricted to the government, the municipal authorities or waste management companies. We as individuals can also contribute and help and have fun while doing so. There are awesome and creative ways to recycle your old stuff which you can take advantage of.
Every time we clean our house we wind up with a lot of stuff that we simply throw out without reconsidering that it can be reused and recycled to make something useful. Sometimes trash is not just trash, and it can be transformed and used in a million other ways. And if you can’t make something useful out of your old stuff, you can still probably make something beautiful!
Being committed and responsible towards caring for your environment and planet is the duty of every individual and we should all do our bit towards it. Here is one way you can use waste to transform it into something useful.
DIY vases from old bottles:
Did you recently have a house party and have a lot of bottles lying around? Transform your trash into beautiful vases that you can use to decorate your house. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to create something using waste.
Things you would need:
- A few bottles, or mason jars
- Warm soapy water
- Acrylic paints
First of all, start by collecting all the bottles. The more variety you have in terms of shapes and sizes the more you can experiment and play around.
Soak the bottles in warm soapy water and give them a good wash. Remove all the labels and stickers that are on the bottle.
In a bowl mix some acrylic paint with a little bit of water. Take a syringe and fill it with the paint. Empty the paint in the bottle and spread it coating all the sides evenly.
When all the sides of the inside of the bottle have been covered evenly in paint, turn the bottle upside down and leave it to dry. All the excess colour will drip away and the bottle will be evenly coated.
Once the bottles have all been painted in the same or assorted colours according to your preference, they can be used as vases.
We hope you enjoy making these vases. Jute ropes, motifs,etc,can be used to decorate the vases further. Let your creativity guide you in enjoying this process of creating something useful and beautiful.
For more vases and home-décor items you can always visit us at Plüsch Decor.