7/31 | Recycling with Decoupage

Hey Everyone! I hope the last days of your summer vacation are full of fun and maybe even some crafting! Today I have a fun post for you sharing 3 fun ways to create useable things out of things that would normally be thrown away. These are just 3 examples, but that basics of the how-to are the same no matter what you are recycling.  

These are the containers that I have saved and decided to give new life to. Be creative in what you save! Glass containers like spaghetti sauce jars and things of that sort will work too, not just plastic.

In addition to the items you are recycling, you will needAmericana Decou-page Papers, Paper Decou-Page, scissors, and a paintbrush.

Step 1: Remove the labels. Some are super easy to get off while others will require some elbow grease.

Step 2: Cut the Decou-Page paper to fit the items. I love these prints so much!

Step 3: Apply a thin layer of the Decou-Page Paper formula over the area that you will be covering with the Decou-Page Paper. Quickly place the paper on, before the Decou-Page dries. Step 4: Apply a layer of Decou-Page on top of the paper too. Since the final products will be used and handled frequently, this is important to seal and protect for added durability.I am in love this this sunglasses case! If you don’t want your sunglasses to get scratched, this recycled case is the way to go! This iced tea drink mix container was the PERFECT size!

This new bobby pin holder is awesome! These guys are so little and too easy to lose. Or at least they were, until I made this snazzy little case out of a mint container on its way the to trash!

Last but certainly not least, this old wipe container turned plastic bag holder is awesome! Grocery bags make the perfect trash bags for road trips, so I always like to keep a bunch in the car. Now I get to store them in this cute container and it is so much better than shoving them in the doors and random pockets.

I hope that this post has inspired you to see your trash differently and to think outside the box before throwing things away, and to do more Recycling with Decoupage! Do you have any creative recycling ideas? Share them in the comments or on social media!
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