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Have you ever wondered what to do with all the things you’ve accumulated over time? I mean after cleaning, you discover pieces of furniture or decor that you no longer use (or like) but still lies around your home. And probably you’re already thinking about minimizing and throwing away the clutter. But before you get rid of everything, take a look at each item and see if there’s a possibility to upcycle them into something better.
Down below, I’ve found some awesome tips and hacks to repurpose your old or unwanted things into something useful and beautiful. More than just being functional, these ideas can make your home look amazing without taking much time and money. So take a look at them and let me know what you think!
Turn Old Picture Frames Into Serving Trays
Instead of hanging your old picture frames on your wall, try something different and upcycle them into functional and decorative serving trays. Just grab your frames and some placemats to make one. It’s simple and super easy to do.
Mason Jar Storage
Take those mason jars that just clutter your counter space and turn them into versatile containers. Give them a nice coat of spray paint, let them dry, and label. They can hold your cooking utensils or toiletries while making your home look cute.
Wire Trash Can Side Table
Try upcycling your old wire trash can into a side table, perfect for your bedroom. Just be sure to clean and disinfect it before spray painting the can. It only takes a few minutes to do, and once it dries, you’ll have a trendy, cute nightstand for your room.
A Dish Rack Makes a Handy File Holder
Do you have a vintage wire dish rack at home? Turn it into a file organization system. It makes a great mail, bills, and magazine holder. And the good thing is that there’s no DIY needed; you can use it at is. Impressive right?
Knit Sweater Pillow Case
You’ll love this idea of turning your old knit sweater into a comfy pillowcase. All it takes is a little folding, tucking, and stitching. Add to your bedroom or couch and your space will feel cozy and warm.
DIY Plastic Toy Bookends
Old plastic toys were fun in the childhood, but before throwing them away, consider giving them new life by turning them into creative bookends. You just have to get a pair of toys, glue them onto wooden blocks, and spray paint. They hold books perfectly and add instant decor to your home as well.
Painting your empty juice bottles is the easiest way to upcycle them into functional and chic vases. Try using pop colors like pink, purple, and blue to make them more eye-catching. And whether you’re going to use them to hold flowers or kitchen utensils, no one will know they’re juice bottles.
Plate Wall Decor
If you have a collection of vintage designed plates in your cupboard that is just collecting dust, put them to good use and create a plate wall decor. Coordinate each plate according to there sizes and designs and hang on your wall. Just be sure to glue them properly so they won’t fall and break.
You can easily find plenty of things in your home that you don’t need anymore and are just taking up space. But instead of throwing them out, see if you can find a great DIY project on Pinterest that’ll help you upcycle them into something functional and cute. And implementing these tips and tricks will also help save you a lot of time and money. So give them a try and let me know what you think.
Now, if you like what you’ve read, don’t forget to comment below and share your thought. I’d love to hear them!