“Mama, I made this in school!”
Flashback to those days in school when you made stuff with the teacher intervening every now and then to correct you, and boy, when those pieces of trash turned into beautiful things, the smile that spread on your face. DIY my boy! Most of us have lost that hidden talent in us but we don’t make beautiful things from trash anymore either because we don’t have the time or we can just buy it and spare the work. This time, it’s different because the things listed below can be made DIY from the waste accumulated in your house. The take is you get new beautiful decor items and reduce the waste level to a bare minimum.
1.Popsicle Stick Vase
Probably the easiest and the most beautiful item on this list that will make your house actually look prettier and let in some fresh air into the room. Collect popsicle sticks and stack them vertically to form a rectangular holding compartment and glue them together. Don’t forget to glue in the base before filling the soil in if you don’t want a messy room. Paint the newly made vase to your taste and, Voila! There’s your popsicle stick vase to hold some plants pleasing to the eye.
2.Leaf Basket Canvas
Don’t feel like throwing away that Leaf Basket plate you just used? Clean up the plate and paint in your desired picture or just use the right shades of colors in a creative way and attach a slot where the nail goes into the plate. Mount it onto the wall and gaze upon your new work of art. Don’t forget to show off the Leaf Basket plate while you boast about your painting skills, because you just recycled an already eco-friendly product. DIY!
3.New Old Tote Bag
Tote bags are the in fad right now and you can make one for yourself too! Have beautiful old dressed that’ve grown small for you, but don’t want to throw away? Get those scissors and sewing machine out and let’s make a beautiful bag. Cut the dress as desired into the dimensions you want and make sure you’ve planned it out well before you start snipping. Now sew them together and walk the streets with your cute tote bag and be the center of attention. Wait till they recognize that design and ask you about it. Then you can go on and on about DIYs and how resourceful you are.
Tired of all that wax sticking to your study desk? Go on and scrape it out carefully and collect it. Once you’re sure you have enough going on and microwave it and then pour to a container with the desired shape. Place a wick before it cools down or you’ll have a hard time using them. You can also experiment with them by using different colors of candle wax and adding a tad bit of fragrance.