Have you ever heard of plastic straw pollution? If your answer is no, this is a good place to start for you. Plastic straw is designed for single-use only, and most of the time, they are not recyclable. While it takes an awful lot of time to decompose, most of the plastic straws which we all (guilty as charged) use without giving a second thought, ends up in the ocean and subsequently harming the marine life. While there are already movements which encourages the use of metal straws instead of plastic ones, we can also think of other methods to repurpose used plastic straws? Here are 5 creative ways for you to do DIY at the comfort of your own home:
This is an original design from Matthew Kohlbeck who is a staff from Earth911. Before designing this, Matthew attempted to create a mold-idea by melting the straws but failed as the straws gave off toxic fume. Wanna know how to do it? Click here.
Plastics are water resistant, so it’s a no-brainer for those who repurpose plastic straws into coasters. Instead of ruining your precious furnitures with water, how about DIY your very own coaster?
3. Table Décor
Who knew something as simple as a straw will turn out to be so amazing? This is Kate’s straw “coral” table décor and it took Kate 4 hours to do it. here’s how she did it.
4. Modern Geometric Mobile
Most people are inspired by the Finnish Himmeli mobiles and they started trying out DIY their own version of Geometric Mobile. You can also attempt it yourself by learning the tutorial here.
Now, you don’t need to spend money buying accessories anymore! You can just DIY one based on your preferences and it helps you to save money. It’s not weird; it’s FASHION.
Here’s a few DIY videos for you to get crafty and kick start your new mini project!