Pinterest Favorites: Reuse + Recycle

Happy Earth Day!!

In honor of one of my favorite yearly celebrations, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pins from my reuse and recycle board.  I’ve collected different ideas for re-purposing old furniture, decor, and recyclable materials.  Here’s some of the ones that will be making their way into my home in the next year (or two).  I’m being practical!  Ha!

But let’s remember to love on our mother Earth a lot more than one day a year much like the Mother’s Day we celebrate with our birth mother’s in May.  Enjoy the day today and enjoy the fresh, clear air that surrounds you and the warmth of the sun that shines.

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Wine bottles and glasses made into a “stained-glass-window”.  Yes please!  I don’t know how exactly I would go about constructing something like this, but I would love to gaze through this window often and smile upon the rays of light that shine through it.4d352e4f697fd3e19fae9d7bd26eb10e

For the crafty mothers out there, here’s a great idea for an outdoor play space.  Run an old bookcase on it’s side and make sandbox out of it.  Love the idea of having the one side for storing toys and the other for housing the sand, rice, etc.

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This little girl sure is a cutie but she’s not one of mine 😉  Here’s a great idea for having a little green house, reuse a plastic rotisserie container.  Brilliant!

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Use toilet paper rolls for seedlings.  Once they have started up into good size seedlings, you can plant the entire cardboard container and soil right into the ground.  Again, brilliant!  Lots of smart recyclers out there!

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So smart and again, so practical!  Save an old milk jug and just punch holes into the cap so you can use it for a snow flow watering can.  Great idea for the kids.

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Here’s an interesting fact about denim.  Did you know that Goodwill recycles the blue jeans that don’t sell?  Here’s another great way to re-purpose your jeans into something worth saving.  Great for art aprons, smocks for the kiddos.

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Step stool made with yard sticks.

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Pillows made with worn out button down shirts.

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Fill an onion bag with nesting materials, such as raffia, nonmetallic ribbon, small sticks, and pet hair. Hang from a tree, then eagerly watch for the birds to begin construction. Can’t wait to do this!

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Ball toss fun with recycled cans!

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