Cool Ways to Decorate With Recyclables & Unused Items

Make the most out of recyclable materials and old, unused items throughout the house. With the fun projects I found on Pinterest, you can purge old items, while creating new, beautiful ones. I don’t need to tell you how important recycling is, it’s obvious. Earth is our home and we only get one chance at it. It’s our job to make sure we reduce, recycle, and reuse. That’s what today’s post is all about: reusing old items! Breathe life into your home with quirky, handmade decor while reducing trash. Check out some of these great ideas below, and be sure to share your favorite projects in the comments section!

Make a Phone Holder from Carboard Rolls

Copper Planters from Tin Cans

Turn a Tee into a Reusable Shopping Bag

Plastic Crate Stools

Use Mason Jar Lids to Make Oversized Checkers

Use an Old Tire for a Dog Bed

Use 2 Liter Bottles as Backyard Bowling Pins

Plus, 10 More Ways to Reuse Tin Cans!

Sherrie Carter

4 Fun Ideas for Your “Extra” Room

Many of us have that extra room we’re just not sure what to do with. Maybe it’s extra storage, or a guest room… but what else can you do with it. If you have guests frequently, then a hotel style guest room is great. However, if you don’t host that often, don’t just go for the default guest room. Use the extra room to your advantage. Use it to make your everyday life easier and more enjoyable. Take something you love and create a room around it. I had a lot of ideas for my extra room, but ultimately I went with a workout/yoga room. It works great for sticking to my goals and reducing stress. Whatever your thing is, embrace it. Give it a room and watch it flourish.

Workout Center

Even if you don’t own at-home gym equipment, you can still create a serene place for your workouts. My home equipment is limited to a yoga mat, dumbbells, and a medicine ball. Even with these small items, I love having a huge empty room for exercising. This room has no furniture in it, but plenty of motivational signage. Find things that promote energy and stamina, whether it’s wall art, old inspirational photos of yourself, or quotes. You’ll be amazed at how great you feel having your own personal fitness sanctuary!

Art Studio

If you’re into painting or crafting, you’ll need space for thinking. Painting in a consistent setting is extremely relaxing, it becomes your getaway. We all need an escape from daily stress and hectic schedules. Creating projects will be much easier when you have an organized center with all of your supplies and a crafting table ready to go.

Playroom for Kids

Designate a room where kids can be kids. When children make messes, chances are they’re exploring and learning. Obviously you have to set some boundaries, but with chalkboard paint and old carpeting, you can allow kids to have a lot more fun and freedom.

Gameroom for Adults

Video games are excited, and sometimes things can get pretty heated. Keep the noise out of the living areas with a special room for avid gamers. You can even decorate it with photos from your favorite games. Personally, I would go with the World of Warcraft map of Azeroth on the wall!

Sherrie Carter

Love & Marriage Themed Home Decor

Without memories, photos, and personalized decor, a house is just a house. Cherished pictures and sentimental quotes make the house a home. When you have constant reminders of love, family, and marriage, it creates a lot of positive energy. Pair some of the cute items below with your favorite photos and personal items, and you’ve got something really special. Take a look at some of my favorite items below! Just click the photo to learn more, and be sure to share your favorites in the comments section.

Set of 4 Black & White Love Quotes

Set of 4 Black & White Love Quotes

Multi-Colored Metal LettersLove metal block letters

Love You Throw PillowLove Throw Pillow

MR. & MRS. Wall Decor

Mr & Mrs Wall Art

Large┬áDistressed “What I Love” Picture HolderLarge Chicken Wire Distressed "What I Love" Picture Holder

Mr & Mrs Throw PillowsMr & Mrs Throw Pillows

Mr Right & Mrs Always Right Pillows

Mr Right Mrs Always Right Pillows



Sherrie Carter