What do you do with all that random stuff in your garage? Do you let it sit there until you decide to give it away? Or do you repurpose it and find creative ways to use it around the house? It’s no secret that I love finding uses for old things. Let me show you a handful of easy up cycle projects for the home!
Wikipedia says that “ Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality.”
Some of my favorite furniture pieces have been random thrifted up cycles. My favorite one to date is the
pew style bench I created from an old computer hutch.
As far as up cycling home decor, well I can share projects for days…
up cycled plate racks to making old vases look like Mercury glass with spray paint, I’ve got loads of clever upcycling ideas.
This post isn’t about my ideas for upcycling craft projects, but about other fantastic blogger friends and their upcycling ideas for the home. I’ve tried to stick to upcycling ideas for beginners mainly.
Easy Up Cycle Projects for the home
Up cycle a few old glass vases to beautiful Mercury glass with this easy tutorial.
Learn how to make a plant stand from an up cycled thrifted bar stool.
Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher by up cycling a doily. This is the perfect DIY up cycled wall hanging project.
Make a beautiful sign with an old chippy screen door and some chalkboard paint. This is a great farmhouse style home decor up cycle.
Make a pretty piece of DIY wall art with an up cycled window frame.
Showcase your favorite family recipes and photos in this nostalgic repurposed pie pans display. Easy way to add photos and memorabilia to your home decor!
Learn how to take thrifted folding stools and up cycle the fabric to make new ones!
Learn how to upcycle an old rug into a beautiful wall hanging.
Learn how to create your own DIY stamped book stacks. This is such an easy book up cycle.
MAKE THIS SUPER BUDGET SAVVY FAUX GALVANIZED TUB WITH DOLLAR TREE SUPPLIES. IT’S PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR PARTIES OR A HOSTESS GIFT.
Learn how to up cycle an old picture frame to make a wooden word sign.
Take an old wagon wheel and create a wagon wheel wreath with it! This is such a great wreath up cycle.
What a better way to bring the outdoors in than with an up cycled garden typewriter. All you have to do is find a thrifted typewriter and a few faux plants and foliage.
Learn how to make a fun modern side table out of an old chair and a piece of wood. Great up cycled side table!
Upcycle a thrift store mirror with oyster shells or collected seashells from family vacations. What a cool way to display Oyster shells!
Talk about an easy home up cycle. This is a great up cycle project for those beginner DIY'ers. All this involves is cutting a tall bar stool in half.
Hanging planters are so popular today. Learn how to create your own DIY hanging planter from a metal bowl. This is such a great home made up cycle.
I hope this list gives you a few ideas to upcycle something in your home. After all, most everyone has at least one item from this list, right?
I’m off to find something else to repurpose!