JUNK ARTICLES – Creative Uses

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Who would have thought Junk articles could be of good use in one’s daily life. It does not cost you even a single penny, In fact one can earn from it. You can make useful, decorative and beautiful crafts through these Junk Materials. It just need some creativity and innovation hidden inside you.

COLLECTION: Here is a list of some common Junk Materials 

  • Empty Bottles of cold drinks.
  • Empty Bottles of perfumes and deodorants.
  • Empty Cosmetic bottles.
  • Empty Different plastic bottles.
  • Wax around the burned candles.
  • Empty refills, unused pens and filled notebooks.
  • Old T-shirts.
  • Old crockery sets.
  • Old newspapers, leather bags, Greeting cards.
  • Cartoon boxes.
  • Golden and silver wrapper foils of the chocolates.
  • Waste match sticks.
  • Old toothbrush Etc.

These are some of the materials that can be collected as Junk articles. It will take some place to keep, but once when these materials turn into beautiful artifacts then it will be must to make some space for them

USES: Some crafts made by the above mentioned Junks

Birthday candles

Every birthday of your near and dear one is special, so it would be better to gift them a beautiful candle all made by you. This will take only few minutes and it is not expensive too, you can make it by your own collected junks. Let us try that.

Things you need

  • WAX collection from your Junk.
  • Candle paint and Oil paint.
  • Toothbrush from your Junk as well.
  • One deep bowl or glass or cup from your Junk collection.
  • One 10 mm thick diameter thread (you can get it by cutting the t-shirt).


Beautiful candle to gift

Beautiful candle to gift homemade by Junk

  1. Put the WAX and candle paint (color choice is yours) in a container. Then Melt it using gas oven. After melting put it into either the bowl or glass or cup, whatever shape you wanted to give it.
  2. Put the thread in the middle of that melted WAX from tip to the end and hold for the few minute.
  3. Wait for another few minute to cool that. Use toothbrush and oil paint for spray painting in the WAX holding dish.
    You can also use another cosmetic bottles to put the WAX onto them and give it to a particular shape.

Designer Showpiece made from Junk

Things you need

Showpiece made by Junk

Showpiece made by Junk, can be used as a pen stand too

  • Perfume bottle or any other designer bottle.
  • Scraps of the steel.
  • Oil Paint.


  1. Remove the flex of the bottle.
  2. If you want it to be colorful then paint it with your favorite color.
  3. Decorate it with the steel scrap as shown in the picture; Instead you can paint it too.
  4. You can also use it as a pen stand.

Artificial Fish by waste Junk plastic bottles

  • Plastic bottle.

    Junk recycled fish

    Fish Using Junk Bottles

  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • One big white button and one small black button.


  1. Sharply cut the bottle as shown in the picture.
  2. Stick the buttons by using glue as per the picture.
  3. Make a stand with cut pieces of the bottle for the fish.

Rangoli by Junk match stick

It can also be use as a wall hanger decorative piece

Rangoli by junk match stick

Things you need

  • One colorful chart paper.
  • Match sticks.
  • Sketch pens.
  • Glue.


  1. Cut the chart paper in a circular shape.
  2. Paste the match stick as same else you can use any of your own creative design.
  3. Color with the sketch pens to decorate it.
  4. To make it a wall hanger put a hook in the above of this Rangoli design.

 Homemade papers by old Newspaper

Things you need

  • Old Newspaper.
    Old newspaper turn into scrap of papers

    Homemade papers by old Newspaper

  • A glass screen.
  • Water.
  • One container.
  • Oil paint.


  1. Tear the newspaper into small pieces.
  2. Soak the papers in water using the container.
  3. Turn the paper into pulp by shaking or grinding.
  4. Fill half of the container with water.
  5. Add pulp to the container and stir.
  6. Immerse the paper into the container.
  7. Lift the screen and remove access of water from the screen.
  8. Remove the paper and apply colors of your choices.

There are also some useful craft works that can be made from the Junks such as greeting cards, small wind turbine generator, and toy house for kids etc

By using cartoon boxes and the refills one can make toy house. By using deodorant bottles one can make small toy wind turbine generator. Using plastic bottles you can make candle holders. These all just need creativity and innovation. You can think over various things to make by those of your collected Junk stuffs. This will enhance your capability of thinking over innovative ideas.

 Disadvantages of Junk materials

Everything has two faces. One is good and another one is bad. As you have studied the usefulness of Junk articles, I must mention here that there are also some disadvantages of collecting Junk articles. Here I am listing some of the disadvantages.

  • If anyone start collecting the things as Junk without knowing the correct use of those things, then it will prevent them from being recycle and its further use.
  • It need additional work to convert them into perfect useful material.
  • If the Junks are kept for a longer time, then it will start harming the environment, since it takes extra spaces for Junks.
  • It smells very bad when kept over for a longer period so it requires proper maintenance of Junks.
  • It seems confusing to keep the things as Junks, what to keep and what not to keep.

Future aspects of the Junk materials

There is a huge scope of using the Junk articles in the future. some of them are as following:

  • Personal filament maker Filabot have promised that they will help to turn the plastic Junk into 3-D printer.
  • There is contemporary colleges that collect the stuffs thrown away, discarded or ignored to create the future.
  • The collected Junk turned into useful handmade products that one can adopt as their business.
  • This collection does not need any economical fund, hence everyone can have this collection and can be benefited.
  • The products made by Junk articles is ECO friendly and inexpensive.



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30 Responses to JUNK ARTICLES – Creative Uses

  1. Saheli Dasgupta says:

    This article introduces us to very innovative ways by which we can can recycle and reuse the wastes we tend to throw away as junk. It gives another dimension to the utilization of so-called waste product. Worth a read!

  2. Rishu Goel says:

    “JUNK” is no more “JUNK”….This article contains interesting facts about using the resources…

  3. Pallavi sinha says:

    Wow this article is really very interesting. Credit all goes to the writer and her innovation. We can learn from this post how we can reuse the waste material and convert it to some useful day 2 day need materials….. 🙂

  4. rajeev ranjan says:

    its quite good to see the way we can figure out to use things we throw that we find unusable for future . this article provides with a lot more grasping ideas to use the junk materials in order to make a purposeful item or design. nice article !! 🙂

  5. Kriti Das says:

    A very interesting read regarding junks highlighting the fact that junks are not necessarily waste .A number of innovative ideas are enlisted here by which these junk can be converted into pretty useful stuff.Must read.

  6. Amit Kumar says:

    You know what they say- One’s junk is another’s treasure.
    Creativity is anything we Imagine. One of the best ways to use our waste products is RECYCLING. ever now and then, we come across the ads of RECYCLING. Now its the time to utilize.

  7. Atif Pall says:

    Valuable feedback highlighting the usefulness of waste materials and products that we think are of no use to us. Innovative thoughts on forming new materials.From empty bottles to old newspapers and crockery, everything can be reused as something or the other.

  8. Mitali Panda says:

    really great …. indeed a very creative work. rather than throwing waste one can use to decorate their home……..really a nice work

  9. Sumit Mukherjee says:

    Amazing article. How can we reuse some old stuffs or how can we make some interesting goods from the old objects?

  10. shreya sarkar says:

    Wow! What an informative article. After reading this article I came to know so many ways of reusing waste stuff. This is certainly a must read. Junk articles and their uses is certainly one of the most interesting things to know.

  11. Arpit Taran says:

    Thanks for sharing this article, lots of creative things are given above. One can do this work in the free time and total use of waste material is worth by making all these things. Innovative things like this are appreciable.

  12. Barun kumar singh says:

    As we all know about the nature i.e it is reversible this is the only reason for the balance of the earth. Approximately 80% of junks is reversible which can be reformed into its original mode after use.This is quite economical to reform things than going for a new manufacture of the same thing,.This saves a lot of investment and use of sources to obtain these products more over it also serves the ecological balance of the earth.

  13. Vipin Sahu says:

    This post gives complete information regarding junk work.We can make decorative,useful and beautiful crafts through this junk material with out spending a single penny.This post contain list of collection of some common junk materials and things you need to make creative articles.And the most important thing you can make your career in this work.So please go through this post.

  14. debanki mukherjee says:

    People who are interested in latest fashion and trend should go through this article.

  15. Seema Mishra says:

    Its easy to decorate your house with waste materials … like wires, old jewellery, bottle, pencil, pen. thread etc…Making your own jewelry can be a great way to express your artistic side and show off your own unique fashion sense. Making junk jewelry also has the added benefit of helping the earth by recycling junk, preventing waste, and giving you a whole new outlook on what you throw out.Please guys go through this article…..

  16. SHRUTI PRIYA says:

    The people who loves creativity your search ends here!!!! Go through this article and get some new ideas….

  17. Rashmi Rani says:

    This article is really helpful for those who have a craze for junk articles and desire of creating something new every moment… so just go through this article and get better ideas blend with creativity…..

  18. SANJANA KUMARI says:

    India is a country of values and ethics. So it has always tried to maintain its decorum by preserving and thus enhancing its beauty by maintaining its quality and originality. Junk articles have always been the most attractive and influencing thing that attracts people not only all over India but also across the globe.

  19. Er Ketan Joshi says:

    This article shows how to convert waste material into finest product or we can say a useful product i surely believe that if we use our junk material such as plastic,papers and many more in respected area then it surely be the best artificial product and we can do anything with it. And art of Junk Material also shows the Creativity and it involve various aspects of earning money.

  20. Sneha says:

    This is by far the best article that I came across on this site..The article is innovative and creative and at the same time gives information about converting useless junk article into a thing of beauty

  21. swarn priya says:

    This article is really very innovative….I got so many ideas after reading this that how to use useless junk articles.This article gave me so many ideas.Its really very interesting.

  22. mayank sharma says:

    This is really an interesting article.we generally throw out these items without knowing that how we can use them.After reading this article atleast I will use these items.Really a nice one…..

  23. Apoorva Priyam says:

    very useful article.. i esp like the fish made of plastic and birthday cards.. junk materials are always helpfull and collecting them will help us enhance our innovative skills which can only be accomplished by playing with junk items that come free of cost and which can be converted into beautiful things as mentioned above.

  24. rahul raj says:

    This article is indeed a great work regarding the information about the junk articles and their uses. By reading this article i came to know about the usefulness of these articles, i.e. how they can be made useful in making different decorative and attractive pieces of handmade things like rangoli, colorful papers, decorative items etc. This article is very useful to those who are creative in nature and wants to make use of the so called useless(junk) articles.

    • Sona kumari says:

      I totally agree with you Rahul. Thanks a lot. 🙂 🙂

  25. Sona kumari says:

    Yes I kept the Economy problem of our country in my mind. So that most of the people can be benefited.We just have to do to make people aware of this around us. For this we will have to SHARE the article as much as we can.

    • Rohit Kumar says:

      This post gives complete information regarding junk work.We can make decorative,useful and beautiful crafts through this junk material with out spending a single penny.

  26. sneha nanda says:

    Hats off To The author for writing such a good article.This idea behind writing the article i.e. making creative things using JUNK ARTICLES was very INNOVATIVE !!

  27. sandeepan says:

    today where we people of suffering from recession, high price & scarcity . this innovative and creative idea really going to help us. we as well as govt of india need to promote such kind of thing…

  28. Mrityunjay Kumar Singh says:

    Interesting facts about junks, and a perfect way to utilize the junks.

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