This year, do-it-yourselfers from all over are embracing the trend of upcycling. Though the trend is not a new idea, it has taken on a new life in this age of increasing environmental consciousness. Upcycling suggests using old items and, instead of throwing them out, re-using them in a new way. That can be a fascinating way to make unique, original items for your St Charles rental home. Here are just a few quick, easy projects you can accomplish after upcycling common household items.
Vinyl Record Cake Stand
For a creative and retro way to serve up dessert, try making a vinyl record cake stand. To build this kitchen classic, you can glue a martini or other stemmed glass to the center of an old vinyl record. After the glue is dry, flip it over and load it up with your favorite cake.
Wine Cork Décor
In case you have a collection of old wine corks piling up somewhere, why don’t you turn them into a useful thing for your home? You can glue wine corks together to create a unique frame for a photo or mirror. Otherwise, use wine corks to make a coaster or wall hanging in the shape of your favorite state.
Game Piece Coasters
Do you have any broken game boards or random Scrabble tiles? Turn them into coasters! Cut up the game board into squares or glue game pieces together on a piece of square corkboard or wood. You can also spell out names or words on each one when you want.
Broken jewelry doesn’t have to sit gathering dust. Rather, why don’t you use it to create beautiful magnets? Single earrings, beads, gems, broaches, and more can be turned into pretty magnets by simply gluing on pieces.
Tin Can Holders
Instead of throwing away your empty cans, you can utilize them in creative ways to create some stylish home décor. Washed cans can be painted, covered in cloth or paper, and after that decorated with ribbon, string, glitter, or other stuff for a pretty pencil holder, utensil holder, or vase. Or else, you can build an herb garden in tin cans on your windowsill. Glue or tie a few together and fill with potting soil to make a unique planter for your home.
Bookshelves for Book Lovers
If you are a book lover, odds are that you are looking for creative new ways to display or re-use old books. One interesting concept is to use books to create floating bookshelves for your wall. You only need an L-shaped bracket and a hardcover book to build a stunning display of your favorite titles.
With just a little time and creativity, you can upcycle several used or old items in your house. By giving your things a new life, you can easily go green and fill your home with unique and beautiful décor.
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