World Environment Day – 10 Crafts Using Recycled Materials

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June 5th is World Environment Day – WED is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. On Kiddley we are marking the day by highlighting some cool recycled crafts using junk you might find around the house or in the recycle bin.

For many more great upcycled craft ideas visit The ReFab Diaries and Recycle Girl.

Pinterest is packed full of recycled craft ideas.

1. Plastic Bottle Chandelier:

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2. Cork pendants:

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3. Recycled paper crafts :

Make colourful frames, wreaths and decorative boxes using reeds made from rolled magazine pages. Here is a simple tutorial on how to how to make paper reeds:

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4. A button bouquet:

 

5. Decorative bottle caps:

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6. Toilet roll birdhouse mobile:

 

7. A hula hoop makes a frame from a woven rug, made out of strips of old t-shirts:

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8. 20 Creative ways to repurpose old yoga mats

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9. Bottle-cap magnets

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10. Cork People

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