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Do It Yourself Projects

Looking to put your waste to good use and start your own upcycling projects? Your favorite TerraCycle Design Junkies are here to show you how you can reuse your materials right at home. We’ve created simple step-by-step instructions to walk you through these easy projects. Pick your favorite and get ready to give your garbage another go!

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Cosmetic Tube Earrings

Cosmetic Tube Earrings

Clean up your accessories with this jewel of a project!

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Kool-Aid Barrette

Upcycled Barrette

Look fabulous and save the planet when you transform your drink pouch into a stylish hair barrette.

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Snack Pouch Pencil Case

Snack Pouch Pencil Case

Upcycle your snack pouches into your own personal pencil case!

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Upcycled Headband

Kool-Aid Headband

Need to add some flair to your fashion? Use your Kool-Aid drink pouches to make this trendy headband.

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Drink Pouch Wallet

Drink Pouch Wallet

Create this cool eco-friendly wallet to show off to your friends.

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Cookie and Cracker Wrapper Wallet

Cookie and Cracker Wrapper Wallet

This sweet wallet looks great and will keep your valuables safe! Show off your creativity by using cookie or cracker wrappers to make this wallet.

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Drink Pouch Ornament

Drink Pouch Ornament

This ornament will be the star of your holiday décor! We’ll show you how to create this ornament from a drink pouch with just a little bit of craftiness.

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Mr. Christie's® Upcycled Easy Gift Bow

Mr. Christie's® Upcycled Easy Gift Bow

This simpler version of the fancy gift bow is a great way to reuse your food packaging. Grab some food wrappers and get going on this project. It’s a wrap!

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 Upcycled Food Wrapper Barrette

Upcycled Food Wrapper Barrette

This year’s best accessory was something you were about to throw away. In this project, you’ll learn how to make these sweet barrettes.

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Upcycled Napkin Ring

Upcycled Napkin Ring

Create and serve up these flashy napkin rings at your next dinner party. Then, in the true spirit of recycling, you can reuse them again and again. It’s a sweet way to decorate your party without spending a dime.

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