This year, do-it-yourselfers from all over are embracing the trend of upcycling. Even though the trend is not a new concept, it has taken on a new life in this age of increasing environmental consciousness. Upcycling means getting old items and, instead of throwing them out, re-using them in a new way. This can be an enjoyable way to make unique, original items for your Willow Wind rental home. Here are just a few quick, easy projects you can achieve by upcycling common household items.
Vinyl Record Cake Stand
For an extraordinary and retro way to serve up dessert, try making a vinyl record cake stand. To make this kitchen classic, you can glue a martini or other stemmed glass to the center of an old vinyl record. When the glue is dry, flip it over and top it with your favorite cake.
Wine Cork Décor
If you’ve got a collection of old wine corks piling up somewhere, take advantage of using them to create a decoration for your house. You can glue wine corks together to create a unique frame for a photo or mirror. Alternatively, use wine corks to make a coaster or wall hanging in the form of your favorite state.
Game Piece Coasters
Were there any broken game boards or random Scrabble tiles? Transform 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 if you want.
Broken jewelry should never sit gathering dust. As an alternative, 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 magnets.
Tin Can Holders
Instead of throwing away your empty cans, you can utilize them in creative ways to create some attractive home décor. Washed cans can be painted, covered in cloth or paper, and afterward decorated with ribbon, string, glitter, or other accessories to make a pretty pencil holder, utensil holder, or vase. And also, you can make an herb garden in tin cans on your windowsill. Glue or tie a few together and fill with potting soil to develop a unique planter for your home.
Bookshelves for Book Lovers
In case you are a book lover, you’re probably looking for creative new ways to display or re-use old books. One interesting suggestion is to use books to create floating bookshelves for your wall. Just provide an L-shaped bracket and a hardcover book to produce a stunning display of your favorite titles.
With just a little time and creativity, you’ can easily upcycle a lot of the 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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