4. Decorate lockers and dorm rooms with clippings from old magazines and books.
Upcycling shouldn’t end with boxes. Before you send old magazines and damaged books to the recycling center, consider using them to create sustainable decorations for lockers and dorm rooms.
Clippings of words, phrases and images from magazines can be mounted onto posterboard or cardboard to create collages, vision boards and other crafts.
You can also use old books to make bouquets of paper flowers, bookmarks, keepsake boxes and wall art.