These ideas use common, everyday, items which you can find in the home or garden:
Creative Reuse Ideas For Household Items
Upcycling a T-SHIRT into a BAG
UPCYCLING CLOTHES: Here’s a cool, eco friendly, idea! Tracy from TheThingsWellMake.com shows us how to make bags out of standard t-shirts. What a great way to give new life to tired clothing. Link:
Upcycling an old CURTAIN into a BEAN BAG
UPCYCLING IDEAS FOR THE HOME: We often get bored of our decor before the curtains actually need replacing. It’s a shame to throw away such quality, heavy duty, fabric. Luckily, Andrea from HungaricanJourney.com shows us how to make a bean bag chair from old curtains. Link:
Upcycling a BAG (and PAINT ROCKS) for a TIC TAC TOE GAME
UPCYCLING IDEAS FOR KIDS: Sometimes, you purchase things that come in handy little drawstring gift bags. You don’t want to throw the bags away, as they are made from fabric, but you don’t really need to store the item in there, so it’s likely to sit in a drawer somewhere. Christine from WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com shows us how to make use of these bags, in creating a Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game with painted rocks. Link:
Upcycling FABRIC into PLACEMATS
UPCYCLING CLOTHES: Clothing does get worn and tattered over time, but don’t just throw them away. Claire from PillarBoxBlue.com explains how you can make these creative placemats from strips of old fabric. Link:
Upcycling WIRE SHELVES into a DISH DRYING RACK
DIY UPCYCLING: Here’s a clever idea for small kitchens! Danielle from DiyDanielle.com shows us how to make a space saving drying rack from old wire shelves and left over bits. Link:
Upcycling A HOODIE into a CLOTHESPIN APRON
UPCYCLING OLD CLOTHES: Teenagers grow fast, and get through a lot of clothes. Diana from DianaRambles.com shares the smart idea of making a clothespin apron from the pocket of an old hoodie.
Upcycling a SWEATER into GLOVES
UPCYCLING A SWEATER: Another great clothing hack. Annette from FiberArtsy.com shows us how to make these fingerless gloves from an old knitted sweater. Link:
Upcycling SHOE BOXES into VINTAGE SUITCASES
UPCYCLING BOXES: This is a fun idea! Claire from PillarBoxBlue.com shows us how to make these awesome vintage storage suitcases from empty shoe boxes. Link:
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