Do-it-yourselfers have hopped on to the upcycling trend. This trend has taken on a new life because people now have an increased environmental consciousness. Upcycling means taking old items and reusing them in new ways. Your Galveston rental home can benefit from these unique and original items. Here are a few simple upcycling projects.
Vinyl Record Cake Stand
Get that retro feel with a unique vinyl record cake stand. Simply take an old vinyl record, glue a martini or other stemmed glass on to the center, and you have a pretty kitchen classic. Wait for the glue to dry, flip it over, and serve your cake on it.
Wine Cork Décor
Make use of those old wine corks piling up in your storage. You can create a frame by gluing wine corks together. It’s great for photos or mirrors! Or, use wine corks to make coasters or even a wall hanging in the shape of your favorite state.
Game Piece Coasters
Do you have a boxful of broken game boards and random Scrabble tiles? Give them a second life as coasters! Cut game boards into squares or glue game pieces onto pre-cut corkboard or wood. You can also spell out names or words on them.
Broken jewelry doesn’t mean they’re now useless. They can be repurposed as magnets! Make pretty magnets for your refrigerator by gluing them onto single earrings, beads, gems, broaches, and more.
Tin Can Holders
Dress up empty cans into pretty home décor. Washed cans can be painted, covered in cloth or paper, and then decorated with ribbon, string, glitter, or other materials for a pretty pencil holder, utensil holder, or vase. Or reuse your tin cans for a windowsill herb garden. Glue or tie a few cans together and fill with potting soil for a unique planter.
Bookshelves for Book Lovers
For book lovers, you might love these ideas for displaying or re-using old books. You can go for floating bookshelves that look like books popping out of your wall. Only a hardcover book, an L-shaped bracket, and some screws are needed to display your favorite reads.
With just a little time and creativity, you can upcycle many of the used or old items in your house. Beautiful décor can be a way to give things a new life and go green in your home.
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