Give new life to bottles and cans bound for the recycling bin with our eco-friendly craft ideas. From twinkling lanterns to planters, there's something here for every DIY-er, regardless of their level of experience. Get crafty with your kids.

Wine Bottles with Lights | DIY Level: 🌲🌲🌲

Make your home merry and bright by repurposing glass bottles and string lights to brighten up any dark corner! According to this tutorial, the trick to putting lights inside the wine bottle is drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread the lights through.

Find more zero-waste craft projects perfect for any wine-enthusiast here.

What you’ll need: battery-operated LED string lights, glass bottle(s), razor scraper, adhesive remover, diamond hole saw, power drill, tape, 120 grit sandpaper

Soda Can Cookie Cutters | DIY Level : 🌲🌲

Looking for a specific shape or want to save a trip to the store? Try crafting your own homemade cookie cutters! With seven easy steps, you’re on your way to creating your own signature cookie shapes.

Too many cookie cutters invading your space? Repurpose them into festive and sentimental ornaments.

What you’ll need: empty soda can(s), sharp scissors, ruler, permanent marker, pliers, pattern

Tin Can Planters | DIY Level: 🌲

Make recycling fun for the whole family by adding festive colors and greenery. Follow this step-by-step guide to repurpose tin cans as outdoor planters for the front porch or kitchen window! 

Pro Tip: These little planters also make great centerpieces or heartwarming gifts.

What you’ll need: tin cans, hammer, nail, paint, succulents or other small plants, soil, rocks