Instead of tossing out the can or bottle, bypass the bin and opt for creative upcyling with your little tree hugger instead. From a DIY water wall made with plastic bottles to K-cup planters, we’ve found unbelievable projects that give your recyclables a second wind. Flip through to find your favorite way to reuse, reuse and have fun!

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Coax spring songbirds into your yard with this adorable feeder, designed by Kersey at And We Play. Maybe this is how Cinderella did it!

photo: And We Play

Do you have a favorite upcycle project for household items? Tell us about it in a Comment. 

—Allison Sutcliffe