28th July is celebrated as World Environment Conservation Day.


So this World Environment Conservation day- why not upcycle used containers, cardboard boxes or cans for other purposes instead of throwing them away? A lot of household waste is generated from our daily routine that could be easily reused for something else. It not only saves money but also gives you a canvas for creativity. Plus saves the planet from unnecessary waste! 


Here are some DIY ideas that you could try to reuse household garbage: 


  • Paint Tub As A Plant Pot

Recently renovated your house and left with a lot of paint tubs? Reuse them to renovate your garden as well. Make a hole at the bottom of the tub, fill it up with hummus, and plant your favourite flower or herb in it. You can paint the tub with various colors to add brightness to your garden.


  • Shoe Box As A Storage Unit 


As soon as we reach home, our cute footwears leave the box and enter into the shoe rack. So why not upcycle those cardboard boxes for storing office supplies or craft stuff! Decorate them with pretty gift wrapping papers, acrylic painting, doodle or anything you like and get a beautiful personalized storage unit without spending another penny. 


  • Food Container As A Snack Jar 

Next time you order food online, don’t throw away the containers after finishing off the meal. Just wash and dry them in sunlight to get rid of the smell. And that’s it! Plastic food containers are ready to be reused for storing open packet chips, roasted dry fruits, or literally any other home-made snack. They are as good as any other air-tight container. 


  • Mason Jar As A Serving Glass

Sure, traditional glass cups are cool but don’t you think it’s time to experiment! Surprise your guests by serving drinks like shakes and mojitos in really cool mason jars. They are in trend and look so stylish. You can also give mason jars a makeover by putting some glitter or sparkle on them. 


  • Tin Can As A Pen Holder: 

Bored from your old office desk? Looking for ways to redecorate it? Reuse tin cans by decorating them with colourful wrapping papers, washi tapes or shiny pages of old magazines and put all your pencils, pens, sketch pens, etc in it. You will not just have an organized work desk but also a beautiful holder. 


So next time you see a plastic container or a cardboard box, don’t throw it away. Upcycle it and adapt to a more sustainable living.