Have you realised how much trash you generate as just one individual? I never thought of trash or its consequences or the sheer size of it until very recently. In a bit to recycle and repurpose trash, I’ve been making small changes at home, hoping that someday it will all add up.
For starters, I’ve been collecting plastic boxes and glass bottles to repurpose them around the house. While reorganising my jewellery shelf, I put some of them to use. No, they aren’t ground breaking ideas, but I want to share them with you to get the wheels turning, to inspire you to repurpose.
For my bangles, I used a cider pint. It’s so handy and you can see all your bangles at one glance.
Admit it, earrings are annoying. I have several tiny ones and they often get lost/misplaced and trying to find them in a big box is like an archaeological dig. So to organise those tiny earrings, pins and rings, I used a plastic egg carton.
There you have it: Two easy ways to recycle kitchen trash to organise your accessories.
I can’t begin to tell you how easy this DIY really is. So I love beer/cider bottle caps. I usually collect a few, admire them for a while and trash them. Mainly because I didn’t know what to do with them. Lately, I’ve been trying to be conscious of the trash we create in our home and have been actively seeking ways to recycle and repurpose things.
The other day while reorganising my accessories I put an apple cider bottle and an egg carton to good use. It was a Little Creatures Pipsqueak Cider bottle that’s a beautiful brown. It also has the cutest little bottle cap and I couldn’t help but save one. I love the illustration on it.
I contemplated making a keychain, pendant or whatnot out of it. But I didn’t have any of the tools and buying them just to make one pendant seemed like a lot of work. So I thought of this easy DIY.
Also when I say it took me 1 minute to make it, I’m totally overexaggerating! It literally takes a few seconds if you have the things handy.
You only need 3 simple things
2 Round Table/Chair Leg Pads: These are essentially felt protectors to safeguard the floor. They minimize scratches and screechy sounds when you pull on a chair. They are self-adhesive and come in a pack.
They are also very cheap (which is why I’m using them) and you get them online/local stores. They come in various shapes but we need round ones for this DIY.
1 Magnetic Tack – Daiso has this big slab of magnets that are pre-cut into small self-adhesive pieces. If you can’t find magnetic tacks, feel free to use a small magnet.
1 bottle cap that you absolutely adore
Step 1: Clean the bottle cap well on both sides and dry it.
Step 2: 2 medium size chair leg foam pads fit right into the back of the cap. No cutting/adjusting required. Just peel the self-adhesive pad and stick. Stick two on top of each other. This gives us a nice protruding surface to stick our magnet.
Step 3: Stick the self-adhesive magnetic tack.
Wasn’t that just incredibly simple!
Does anyone really use salt and pepper shakers at home? Well, we don’t and I can’t remember the last time I felt the need to either. But they sometimes come in RIDICULOUSLY adorable shapes and you have to have them!
I love pandas and general panda-shaped paraphernalia. And years ago when I collaborated with Flipkart for this outdoor picnic for one, I couldn’t resist picking up these panda salt and pepper shakers. Look how cute they are! I’ve been using them as random decorative pieces (one of them broke recently) around the house.
But the other day I finally found a massive value pack of incense sticks at Little India, only to realise I didn’t have an incense stick holder when I got back home.
As I looked around for a makeshift and had an ‘Ah Ha’ moment. My favourite panda head salt & pepper shaker can easily be repurposed as the cutest little incense stick holder.
It’s such a simple idea, isn’t it? It’s made of ceramic so it’s safe. Whatever little soot collects near the hole can be easily wiped off with a wet tissue.
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I started something new recently. For every birthday, anniversary and random celebratory day, I’ll DIY a gift for close family and friends.
No doubt, it shall be supplemented with a practical and useable store-bought gift. But I love the idea of spending the time to creating something with my hands for people who mean something to me.
And with Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I’ll share a cute and romantic gift you could make for your Harry Potter loving partner.
I made this little artwork for my husband for his birthday earlier this month. Like every child of the late 80s-early 90s, he grew up reading books and watching movies about JK Rowling’s fascinating world of wizards. If you’re dating or married to a Potterhead, you know in your heart this little DIY will make their day.
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