Better Than Recycling: 10 Perfectly Crafty Uses for Bubble Wrap, Packing Foam, Honey Bears

Doesn’t it always feel like a shame to toss those cute bear-shaped honey bottles when they’re empty? Here’s an idea: Spare them the recycling bin and up-cycle them into almost unrecognizable, beautiful creations.

Of course, recycling is a wonderful and responsible option for much of your waste, but you can also keep those bottles and boxes and remake them for your own brilliant projects. It will save you time and money — since you’re building projects with items you have already accumulated, and you can even put nonrecyclable waste (like those pesky packing peanuts) to use. You will barely recognize the once-drab packaging!