Skip the bin. Recycle paper into everyday objects instead.

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Tired of dumping newspaper, computer paper and magazines in the bin for someone else to recycle? Here are ten creative ways you can recycle paper at home in ways that can be re-used again and again.
1. Make gift bows from recycled magazine paper for birthday and Christmas gifts.
2. Create new paper from old for art projects and notes.
3. Make a newspaper basket for storing everyday items.
4. Sew a large fabric storage bin using cereal boxes for the base.
5. Mold decorative map bowls for unique home decor.
6. Create pots for your seedlings with old newspapers. Now’s the time for fall planting!
7. Give your knitting projects some pizazz by making handspun recycled newspaper yarn.
8. Make kitty litter that really works.
9. Use a discarded wine box and old corrugated cardboard to create a bug box.
10. Create handled gift bags with the daily news.

Creating new from old. How to re-style dull accessories into something new.

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This lovely, handmade Vintage Ball Mason Jar Soap Dispenser (left) created by Whippoorwheel would make a great addition to your  rustic kitchen or bath. But you don’t have to buy one to own one of these beauties. Heather Bullard provides full DIY instructions on her blog for creating your own Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by combining an old mason jar, used pump soap bottle, two part epoxy and few tools. Click here for the full tutorial.
Looking for other great ways to re-use and re-style old or vintage pieces just lying around your home? Dress up a dull vase using Japanese Washi Tape or recreate boring dinnerware with Porcelain Paint Pens. I also love the idea of  re-purposing baby food jars into a Magnetic Spice Rack!