Recycled materials are now becoming a boom on the market. You can have various materials that are waiting to be recycled. Cans and bottles are two of the most useful items that can be recycled and reused in many ways. You can create lots of items out of cans and bottles from personal uses to decorations. You are probably wondering of some items that are made out of cans and bottles. Well, here are a few things that you can consider making if you want to recycle all of your cans and bottles.
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1. Beer Bottle Chandelier
You will need at least 30 to 50 empty bottles of beer, wine or champagne to create a lovely and colorful chandelier. Creating a beautiful chandelier will require you to spend lots of hours to finish this item. Yet, you can always hire experts to help you make spectacular chandelier. This is also to ensure that you have a safe chandelier to mount on your ceiling. Moreover, chandelier made of empty bottles is cheaper than the ordinary fancy glass chandelier. The effect, however, is nothing but dazzling and colorful sparks from the above.
2. Bottle Solar Heater
Do you usually drink water in bottles and beers in bottles? Well, the good news is that both plastic and glass bottles of these beverages can be recycled and reused for a greener purpose. You can have them used as heater in your house which helps save you from paying your utility bills. You won’t only have the ability to save your pocket but also the environment. If you want to consume less energy, try considering this cheap idea. Simply fixed all collected bottles whether plastic or glass, into hose pipes where water enter or pass through. That way you can have warm water which won’t require you to boil water or use the heater for showering. Another idea is to put up all empty bottles on the roof and rely on them to provide you warmth at night and during cold days.
3. Small Items Made of Cans
You can also create small items out of cans of sodas, beers and others used for displays and other purposes. One example is clipboards made of cans. You only need a few cans to make a single clipboard. For decorations that can beautify your house, are door chimes, key chains, small guitars, airplane, and etc. Be sure that you are careful enough to create these things because the edges of cans are able to wound your skin. Extra care has to be put in mind whenever you make items out of cans even if they are small or simple things.
4. Pots for Plants
If you like to have a little garden in your house, I’m certainly sure you want to use recycled items. The good news is that large cans like those used to pack milk, instant food and pet foods are usable for pots. You can put some soil and plant seeds in there. The best thing about recycled cans is that you can customize them by painting to the design or shade you like. That way you can make a pretty line of plants in your small house garden.
5. Photo Frames
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Used cans offer you a lot of things that you may like to make which later become personal accessories. One good example is a photo frame made of tin or aluminum cans. Just flatten the cans and cut them into squares, rectangles or other shapes you want and glue them on a plain frame that you can buy in any local stores. The colorful bits of these cans are able to create a beautiful décor. You also have the option to pain the cans before sticking them onto a frame so you can decide on the color you prefer.
Empty or used cans and bottles are not just wastes that you can dump in your garbage bin. They can still be useful in many different ways that you cannot imagine. The best part of recycling such used items like bottles and cans is that they make beautiful, unique and jaw-dropping items. Now that you have an idea of different things to make with these materials, start collecting them and make your own personal stuffs. This is one solution on how you can preserve the environment.
Other than what’s suggested or discussed above, you can also create other kinds of unique items that you can make out of bottles and cans. All you need to do is just consider your time and resources to recycle those used materials. If not, you may have them be created by experts that can help you provide the things you can use as accessories, displays and other purposes. So, start gathering all those empty cans and used bottles. Have them disposed in a large storage bin and reuse them for recycling purposes.