If you are suddenly feeling the urge to be creative, you can always find a way to turn landfill into something absolutely stunning. You can also use regular items to create eco-friendly projects that can be used to decorate the house in the best way possible. If you have stuff that you do not normally use, you can convert them into something cool for your home.
Here Are Some Of The Best Ideas:
Bicycle Pedal Power Generators
Why don’t you convert an old bicycle in a pedal-powered generator? This is a great project which will also help you save on electricity bills. They can also be used to charge cell phones. Plus, they will give your legs a good workout too.
All you need are six magazines to create this coffee table that also has a 3D effect to it. The pages of the magazine should be intricately woven together with a metal base and a glass top for company to form the table. No clue is used for the project.
You can use all the spare plastic bottles in your home to construct a greenhouse. For this project, you will require close to 1500 plastic bottles, straw bale and around two 55 gallon rain barrels. Also, you will need rammed tyres for the foundation of the greenhouse.
Use scrap from your recycle bin at home along with a postal box and a Tyvek envelope to make a weekly planner. This is very easy to make, and very useful too.
Use all the spare shopping and paper bags at home to create a shipping envelope when you want to parcel something to a loved one. Run the paper bags through a sewing machine to stitch them together and scissors to trim the edges.
Hamster Powered Charger
Use your pet hamster and his little turning wheel to power a battery charger which can be used to charge your cell phone. The battery is attached to the hamster wheel and starts to operate when it is in motion.
Cake Pan Centipede
Do you have spare bundt cake pans lying around? You can use them, along with vacuum parts and brake levers from your bicycle to create this glowing centipede. The material is seamed together and back lights are attached to the structure.
Eco-friendly gift wrapping paper can be fun and colourful too. You can now create a ‘pom pom’ style gift wrapping bow for the gift that you might be presenting to your daughter on her birthday. You will need to make a few snips with your scissors to create the shape.
For this project, you will need a few cardboard boxes, glue, a compass and a box cutter. The stool is quite sturdy considering it is made from cardboard and can accommodate people who weigh close 200 pounds.
Do you have floppy disks lying around in your cupboard? You can now put them to good use by converting them into a stylish bag. Take it one step further and use cables as straps for the bag.
Tyre Flip Flops
Turn scrap tyres into flip flops for use in the house. While these slippers may not really be fashion forward, they are light, easy to wear and eco-friendly.
Use Tetra Pack containers to make a coin purse for when you go shopping. Add a little Velcro to really make the purse pop and stand out from the crowd.
Plastic Bag Bag
Use plastic bags to crochet a new bag for yourself. All you need for this are old plastic bags and knitting needles and a sturdy hand to achieve the finished product.
Washing Machine Ottoman
If your washing machine doesn’t have any more horsepower in it, you can convert it into an ottoman. Eye lits on the side makes it easy to add wheels. Add a cushion on top to make it comfortable.
You can use small mason jars and place candles in them and place them in a wire basket to form a chandelier that does not waste electricity.