Out of the hundreds of items that people purchase nowadays, only a few stay with them for over a year. This is because most people today love getting rid of old things without thinking how they can still possibly be of use to them. Actually, it is not age that defines the value of old plastic bottles or cartons, dilapidated computer keyboards or used papers. These materials deserve more than ending up in bins because there are more than several ways through which they can be recycled and turned into serviceable items. Here is a list of 25 conventional items made out of unconventional materials:
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Sandwich Box out of a CD Spindle
If you have old CD cases that you are no longer using, you may think of turning them into valuable sandwich boxes. Converting CD spindles into sandwich boxes is just as easy as one, two, and three. Just find a sandwich that can fit inside your CD spindle and that’s it. You already have a good box for your sandwiches and burgers.
Planter Combos Made out of Drums
If you cannot transform your 55-gallon drums into benches, you can still recycle them by converting them into planter combos. You can do this by sliding 4 x 4 pieces of 1 inch plywood over two drums and supporting them by steel L-brackets through affixing them into the base of the drums.
Toy Box Made out of Fruit Crate
The crate you used when you bought several kilos of fruits for the holiday can still be used for other purposes. If the scattered toys of your kids already give you headache, you can convert your fruit crates into toy boxes. This will not only help you organize your kids’ things, it will also help you organize your home.
Key Holder Made out of Lego Blocks
Lego blocks are common toys for boys. But when they become grown-ups, most of them just throw these toys away. Actually, these Lego blocks can be used as key holders. All you have to do is snap a Lego piece onto another piece that is stuck on your wall through a double-sided tape. Thus, you can plug your keys into the wall.
Purses Made Out of Coffee Couture
If you love chilling out in coffee shops then you can make the most of your paper bags by converting them into coffee-themed purses. You just have to fold them into the shape of the purse that you want, make the necessary cuts, and line them with cotton print fabric.