20 Genius Ways To Up-Cycle Containers

My family recycles our plastics and newspapers weekly but if I can re-use some of these items such as containers we use them.  Re-purposing items can more cost effective and good for our planet instead of just tossing them into the garbage. Sometimes it can be something simple like using a Tic Tac container as a earbud case or a wine bottle as a lamp! There are so many amazing things that you can use and turn them into completely different items for everyday use! Take a look at some of them, you will be amazed! 



How to Make an Upcycled Faux Copper Succulent Planter by Where the Smiles Have Been

Upcycled DIY Ribbon Organizer by Turning the Clock Back

Coffee Creamer Containers Into Storage Containers by FrugElegance

Up-Cycled Tic Tac Earbud Container by Mama to 6 Blessings 

Mini Plant Pots by Project With Kids

DIY Plastic Bangle Bracelets by Reuse Grow Enjoy

Simple Bug Hotels For Kids by Red Ted Art 

Up-Cycled Baby Food Jars by A Magical Mess

Rainbow Wind chime From Recycled Cans by Creative Green Living 

Easy Up-cycled Necklace Craft From Plastic Lids by Projects With Kids

Soup Container Into A Critter Cave by Mama to 6 Blessings 

Up-Cycled Tin Can Pencil Holder by Mom Always Finds Out

Twisted Rope Tin Cans by FrugElegance 

Homemade Shark Toss Game From Recycled Bottles by Mama to 6 Blessings 

How To Make A Wine Bottle Lamp by Turning the Clock Back

Recycled Candy Wrapper Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Creative Green Living


Earth Day is April 22nd.  Now is the time to think about ways to reuse, recycle and/or up-cycle. How do you up-cycle items in your home? Share by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear all about it! 




  1. We are avid recyclers and try to reuse as many containers as possible and safe. I love these ideas to make handy and beautiful things to repurpose so many items.

  2. What a great creative way to reuse various containers! I love the idea of using a tic-tac case for earbuds! I’m always misplacing them!

  3. Oh these are some really fun ideas. It might be nice to work on a couple with the extra containers we save!

  4. What a cool post! I have TONS of containers all the time and before recycling them, I think, “how could I use this again?” But I can’t ever come up with anything. I’ll bookmark these – thanks!

  5. These are some really great ideas. Love the idea of using extra containers! Can’t wait to try some of them out!

  6. These are all great ways to upcycle containers. With so many pretty wine bottles out there I would love to try making the wine bottle lamp.

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