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Cord Storage

Do you have messy cords all over the place? Keep your cords sorted with cord storage made from upcycled toilet paper tubes.

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Cardboard tubes often take up lots of space in the blue bin, but by upcycling them you can always make sure you can find your cords and that they won’t be tangled up.

This is a simple thing that doesn’t require artistic talent or lots of time – and it will save you lots of time too.

Cell Phone Charger Holder

This is perfect for when you need to charge your phone or other device during class or a meeting. I’ve seen lots of phones get kicked accidentally by people walking down a hall or behind a row of chairs at a table, totally unaware that someone is charging their electronic device.

It’s super small, so you can take it with you anywhere – and if you misplace it, the only thing you need to be worried about is the phone that you probably lost along with it!

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What you need
– Piece of thin cardboard (like a pasta box)
– Clear tape
– Exacto knife
– If you aren’t great at cutting circles, round objects like a soda bottle lid.

How to do it
– Check out this video
– Print off the template here

Plastic Bottle Light Bulb

You can make a plastic bottle light bulb for your shed or cottage, or even incorporate it into your main household.


By installing a plastic bottle light bulb you can save electricity in the daytime and lower your lighting bills, while helping to reduce landfill waste.

What you need
* Clear plastic bottle
* Bleach (2 cap fulls)
* Water
* Nails
* Hammer
* Metal sheet

How to do it

Up-cycling electronics is one thing, but this is creating power. Amazing!

– UPcycling Phoenix