Great recycling ideas from realsimple.com
1 – Repurpose an old frame for a vanity tray that’s pretty as a picture. Place a piece of colored paper or fabric inside as a finishing touch.
2- Pick up interesting cardboard coasters at restaurants and bars you visit along your travels. Punch a hole near the edge, thread some ribbon through, and voilà: homemade gift tag.
3- Transform a six-pack holder into a condiment tote that’s ideal for summer picnics.
4- A hard plastic soap case is the perfect size to protect a camera stashed in a carry-on bag.
5 – Why pack with Styrofoam peanuts when you can pack with popcorn (plain and air-popped). No air popper? Be sure to cover the item with a plastic bag.