Different Ways You Can Repurpose Old Plastic Tubes
When we purchase things, especially online, we often receive a lot of packaging that we end up throwing away and sending to landfills. However, you can reuse and repurpose plastic tube packaging that you accumulate and save yourself from having to throw it away. Below are some ideas you may want to use to repurpose the plastic tubing you collect and find another use for it rather than throwing it away.
A Desk Tidy
You can use your old plastic tubing and create a desk tidy out of it, which is an excellent way to repurpose it. You can make one for everyone in your home, and they are quick and easy to make. You will need to cut the tube into varying lengths and find something suitable you can use as a base. You then need to stick the tubes to the base and ensure you also glue the sides of the tubing together to give it rigidity. You can also decorate the desk tidy if you wish, or leave it plain, depending on the colour of your plastic tubes. You can click here to see an example of a finished one that gives you an idea of what you can create.
Turn The Tubing Into Plant Pots
You can also repurpose the plastic tubing into plant pots perfect for small plants and seeds. You will need to cut the tube to a reasonable length, not too big, and you will also need to find a base for the plant pot. You will want to have the base about twice the width of the plastic tube, so it is stable and will not fall over. Once you have stuck the plastic tube to the base, you will need to make a few holes in the bottom to allow the water to drain away.
Paint Holders For Arts & Crafts
If your children love arts and crafts, you can make your plastic tubing into paint and glue pots they can use. It is simple to make, but you will need to ensure that you seal the bottom of the tube correctly when you blue it to the base as you do not want the glue or paint to leak. You can make individual pits for each colour and have them separate or glue them to one base so you can keep everything in one place. You can also allow your children to decorate them and have some fun in the process.