Upcycling — 10 Cool Things To Do With Your Old Stuff

What better way to get into the spirit of Earth Day than to make something totally new with a piece of junk you’ve had lying around! Here are our 10 favorite DIY upcycling projects on the web.

T-shirt scarf


Ninth and Bird

This nifty little scarf comes together with strips of old t-shirts… would make a great gift (hint hint).


Plant Name Tags Out of Corks


The Happier Homemaker

You know the drill … the little plastic plant tags that come with your seedlings can end up looking like litter. Here’s an easy way to add a bit of whimsy to your garden. Plus, it’s incentive for drinking more wine ;-).


Nightstand into Child’s Kitchen Set


The Farmers Nest

This one is a bit of a project, but if you’re handy and you’re hankering for a kitchen set for your kiddo, check this out.


Ladder into Bookshelf


Dandelion Express

Brilliant. Brings the whole “rustic industrial” feel into small spaces in a super useful way.


Old Corks into Stamps


Michele Made Me

Yet another ingenious way to use old corks … and even more incentive–you get the drift.


An Old Window Frame into a Chalkboard


A Diamond in the Stuff

How about this? Who knew that the old banged up window frame in your back yard could actually get you organized!


Old Denim into Coasters


Wool and Wine

Another great gift idea … coasters made out of old jeans.


Party Animal Candles


The Sweetest Occasion

What kid (or, lets face it, kid at heart) wouldn’t love a gilded toy animal on their cake?


Old Rake as a Wine Glass Holder


Orchard Girls

I love the idea of bringing the garden inside for this creative wine glass rack.


Dresser Drawers as shelves


Shades of Grey on Remodelaholic

So simple, yet such a great use of space. These remind me of “window boxes,” only cooler.


Categories: Home & Garden
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