7 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas for Interior Decorating

7 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas for Interior Decorating

Creative Reuse and recycle of derelict home products is gaining a massive following all over the world. This has come as a result of the global push for sustainable and environmentally friendly use of resources.

A few years ago, many would have taken this a venture for the retired folks looking to pass time or a preserve for the environmental ambassadors looking to win some International environmental award.

Surprisingly, that is not the case. Even young people are rapidly getting usurped into this movement. Furthermore, they are injecting some bit of creativity and fun to come up with artistic ideas using salvaged products lethargically lying anywhere.

Given the fact that anything has the potential of being re-used, it can be hard to come up with a creative theme for your house interior. The key is to be open-minded, getting inspired, and come up with a beautiful interior design theme that does not appear super-imposed but nicely fit in.

We have compiled a list of 7 creative and recycle ideas you can use for your interior design.


If you have hangers lying around your house, then you better kick into creative mode. Apart from being used to hang clothes, they can be used to make clothes racks more specifically the wooden hangers.

You simply need to nail a horizontal piece of wood on the wall and drill one side of the hanger shoulder.

Consequently go ahead and nail it to the horizontal nailed wood. Boom! You have a home-made unique cloth rack.


Empty walls make the house feel lonely and feel plain. If you are a good artist, old jeans make a perfect canvas to draw pictures.  It is eco-friendly and practical. You can further enhance your creativity by creating a frame for your art using old pieces of wood.

Don’t you love denim handbags? They are super-cute, especially on a summer holiday. You can use your old jeans to craft a home-made denim handbag.

Lastly, there is an emerging trend in denim slippers. You can also create your unique denim slippers and who knows you might be on your way to becoming the next millionaire in this line of work.


Spoons are not a reserve of eating only. They can also be used to make wall hooks pull handles or even candle holders.

Simply drill a hole on the handle, bend it backward and you have your lovely interior décor for the walls.

You can further enhance it by painting it with your favorite color to blend with the theme of your house.

Button Bowl

You probably have old clothes in your closet that you no longer wear. You can pluck out the buttons and come up with a button bowl. You just need buttons of different colors and sizes, a balloon, and glue.

Inflate the balloon and tie at the end.

Generously apply glue on the inflated balloon.

One by one, start placing the buttons on the on until it is ¾ covered.

Leave it to dry for a day and prick the balloon.

You have the cutest unique bowl.

Drinking StrawDrinking straw

Drinking straws are probably the most overlooked objects. After a cold drink, they are simply thrown into the trash can without a second thought.

However, they can be reused and recycled to enhance your house interior.

Simply cut an old carton into the desired shape, for example, a heart. Apply glue evenly on one side of the heart shape.

Place it on a flat surface and vertically align the drinking straws on the carton ensuring that they closely stick together.

Using a scissor, trim off the protruding straw edges and you will be left with an excellent wall hanging.

Newspaper Lampshade

Newspapers make a large portion of the household trash. But what if there was a way that you could save these precious sources of info into something environmental friendly.

Sure you can, how about a lampshade?

Start by cutting the newspapers into Small Square pieces about 5cm by 5cm.

Get a balloon and inflate it to the desired size.

Dip the pieces of newspaper one by one into a small bowl of water and stick them to the balloon until it is completely covered.

Start covering them with a lot of glue ensuring that every inch is covered. Paint with your favorite color and leave to dry for 24 hours.

Prick the balloon and trim the upper part of the now formed lampshade to acquire a smooth circle.

On a separate paper, draw a sketch of anything says like a flower. Cut out the inside part of the sketch and place the paper on your lampshade.

Using a pencil, make the sketch outline on your lampshade and use the razor to cut out the same paper on the lampshade.

You are good to go.

Fabric bottles

Fabric bottles mostly look good with the African print. So you can get an old bottle wine lying around your house, paint glue on it, and carefully wrap the cloth around it ensuring no air bubbles are underneath.

When you reach the bottleneck, it’s impossible to continue with same smooth wrap. What you can do is take knitting wool and neatly tie all the way up and you have your fabric bottle.

Alternatively, you can use the same wine bottle but instead of the cloth, use multi-colored beads.

The take home

Creative reuse and recycle ideas for interior decorating is an emerging trend for environmental conscious individual exploring fresh ideas.  It also helps you save money while decorating your home at the same time create remarkable eco-friendly pieces giving you a personalized taste. Whether it’s the décor accessories, handmade furniture, or lighting fixtures recycling and creative reuse provide wonderful green ideas worth pondering about.

Author’s Bio:

Jane Grates – Writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Jane is an entrepreneur and a full-time housewife. She spends most of her time on doing kitchen stuff reviews and owns several health and home sites such as Jane’s Kitchen, Thefitbay, That Sweet Gift, Runnerclick and Nicershoes.