15 Budget-Friendly Zero Waste DIY Projects

You should avoid going out and buying new things every now and then if you want to start minimizing the quantity of waste and objects you consume. Instead, you should try your hand at recycling and upcycling projects with things you already have but aren’t using. Making your own zero-waste items is a terrific way to cut down on the amount of plastic and waste you use at home without spending any extra money!

So, if you’re just starting out on your own sustainable lifestyle, I’ve put together a list of 15 budget-friendly zero-waste DIY projects you can easily make!

15. Easy Upcycled Driftwood Candle Holder

Add a coastal touch to your home cottage or special event decorating with an easy upcycled driftwood candle holder!

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14. How To Make A Pinecone Wreath (Without Wire Or Glue)

After taking a half day to make three of these beauties, we’ll be the first to admit it, we’re a little obsessed with making pinecone wreaths. And today we’ll show you how to make a pinecone wreath (just like this one) without the use of any glue or wire.

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13. Shabby Chic Wicker Basket Upcycle

Wicker weave, even when old has just such beautiful texture and dimension that it’s great to hold on to whenever possible. See how you can create a beautiful shabby chic wicker basket upcycle with just a few materials!

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12. Sweater Pillows The Easy Way!

Today I’m going to show you an easy way to make sweater pillows, because who doesn’t love easy! The best part is you use up the whole sweater – zero waste, here we come!

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11. How To Make A Gorgeous Recycled Jean Planter

Ok, I admit it I have a tendency to get a bit obsessed with things and one of my pet obsessions is recycling and upcycling jeans. I never throw out old jeans I have a stack of them sitting in my loft ready to be cut, pinned, glued or stitched into something new. Like with this recycled jean planter.

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10. How To Make a Fun Wall Key Holder From Junk

I decided to make this fun wall key holder, as I seem to spend half my life looking for my keys especially my car keys. What I need to do is put them in the same place every time so I know where they are. Now that I have a wall key holder, when I come in I hang my keys up and I don’t have to hunt for them anymore!

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9. DIY Headband From An Old T-Shirt

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly looking for the perfect stylish headband. I can never seem to find one that’s both cute and affordable, but I think the answer to my problem is here.

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8. DIY Tote Bag From Old Shirt (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

A fun and powerful DIY tote bag from an old shirt anyone can make. A great upcycling fabric project for sewing enthusiasts.

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7. How to Make Friendship Bracelets

Learn how to make friendship bracelets in 2 different methods. This is a perfect DIY project for teens and adults.

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6. How To Make Unique Repurposed Wood Map Ornaments

I couldn’t decide whether these upcycled map ornaments where mountains or trees. I think they can be either depending on which side you put on show.

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5. Homemade Bar Dish Soap

A simple recipe for cold process bar dish soap that gets your dishes sparkling clean. Add lemon fragrance for a fresh scent.

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4. How to Dye Eggs With Shaving Cream for Easter

Did you ever dye eggs with shaving cream? You should give this easy kids-friendly technique a try. Your kids will love it!

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3. Egg Carton Rainbow Craft For Kids

This fun and colorful rainbow craft cloud makes cool art to display or share. Made from a recycled egg carton, it’s a perfect spring craft to make together with your kids.

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2. Six New Ways To Use That Empty Peanut Butter Jar

An empty peanut butter jar has endless possibilities! Once you finish the good stuff inside, use one of these ideas or recipes to upcycle and give the jar new life.

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1. Alternatives To Wet Wipes

Wet wipes are seemingly an easy way to clean around the house and are everywhere. Unfortunately, they then get binned and land in landfill. Considering how many most of us use on a regular basis it is time to think about alternatives to wet wipes.

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