My Best Recycling Projects
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I have never been a particularly arty or creative type of person. My lasting memory of art classes at school is of discovering that I... The post My Best Recycling Projects appeared first on My Green Home Blog .
I have never been a particularly arty or creative type of person. My lasting memory of art classes at school is of discovering that I have no interest in painting pieces of fruit, no matter how tasty they look.
However, when I find some old thing lying about the house waiting to be thrown out I suddenly feel an extra degree of creativity creep up on me. I don’t know where it comes from but it has caused me to produce a few fairly decent recycling projects in the past.
CD Wall Art
There are few more embarrassing moments in life than going through your old music collection. I had to do this before moving out of my parent’s house and into the new place I share with my boyfriend. N Sync, Enrique Iglesias and Madonna were a few of the artists in there who I don’t really listen to anymore. Actually, I can’t remember buying some of those CDs and think that maybe someone placed bad old music in there when I wasn’t looking. Anyway, the point is that I had a lot of CDs I needed to throw out. Now, I am guessing here but I would imagine that those things take a long time to break down in a landfill. Can you imagine my old CDs of N Sync and Enrique messing up the planet for decades or centuries to come? In the end, I used those little silvery discs to make a nice piece of wall art which now hangs in my bedroom and looks really cool and modern. The good news is that we are going to sift through my boyfriend’s music collection soon and see what other CDs we can recycle. I am sure that I saw a Britney Speirs disc in there at some point.
A Bath Plant Pot
Our house had an old bath in it when we moved in. Neither of really likes the idea of sitting around for ages in warm, dirty water so we got a new shower installed and ripped out the bath. This immediately made the house greener, as showering uses far less water than taking a bath does. However, we were then left with the problem of what to do with the old bath. We wondered about it for ages until the answer came to us naturally. We had left it out in the garden while we thought about how to dispose of it and it was there so long that grass starting growing around the base and a couple of weeds popped up through the plughole. We saw that it would look good with plants in it and turned it into a simple plant container. It felt like a slightly crazy thing to do at first and we were rolling about laughing at how it looked once it was finished. Having said that, it is now one of our most treasured possessions and we love how it gives our property a unique, kind of wacky look.