Are you finding things in your home that no longer bring you joy? Then upcycling may be for you! We’ve laid out 10 easy upcycle ideas to help you get started in the right direction.
Mason jar planters
Looking for a way to decorate your space? An easy upcycle idea is to repurpose an old mason jar as a planter! Seeing the soil through the glass jar will give your home the earthy boho vibe that’s sure to bring some life into your space.
No room on the counters? An easy upcycle idea is to cut up an old t-shirt to make a hanging planter!
Boring plates got you down? Don’t go out and buy new ones, just fix your own! With some paint and a bit of imagination you could have beautiful plates that look like they came right out of an upscale boutique.
It’s time to party
Party supplies are often only good for a one time use. Change that by getting crafty and making your own with these easy upcycle ideas!
In need of some confetti to liven up your party? Use a whole puncher to punch shapes out of leaves, old magazines, colouring pages, or the newspaper!
Another upcycle idea is to cut gift tags from old cards. By cutting out gift tags from old cards you can have high quality gift tags that look store bought and give these printed cards a new life.
We’ve all got old tupperware and pasta jars lying around our house so why not put them to good use? Grab some spray paint and ribbon and give your jars and containers a fresh start! This easy upcycle idea can be great for storing things around your house in the kitchen, the bathroom, or proudly on your shelf.
Clothes, clothes, clothes
Old clothes getting you down? Give them new life with an easy upcycle idea!
Upcycle your jeans into bibs! Sounds a little silly? Denim makes for great bibs because they’re durable and machine washable! Just cut out a bib shape from old denim and sew a ribbon on both sides and at the collar to create a bib! Simple, cute, and sure to please the young ones in your life!
Have clothes that still fit you but are just no longer making you excited? Try embroidering them with something that you love or take your shot with tie-dye!
Bamboo skewer scent diffusers
Fill an old bottle with essential oils and rubbing alcohol till you get a smell you like, then take bamboo skewers and put them in the bottle. This easy upcycle idea creates a neat scent diffuser that will make your home smell great and can be a great present for someone else in your life!
Ready for something that’ll give your old furniture a whole new look? Bring old furniture to life by splashing on a new coat of paint or designing a new fabric cover.
Upcycling your dresser or desk? An easy upcycle idea is to change out the hardware for a personalized touch that’ll make the furniture feel like new again.
Upcycle your hair
Hair scrunchies are an easy way to dress up your bun or ponytail, but they’re also an easy upcycle idea to do at home! Grab an old shirt or piece of fabric and your sewing machine and try out this easy upcycle idea!
Looking for an office upgrade? This easy DIY white board will be an upcycle idea that you’ll use all the time. All you need is an old picture frame, a printer and some white board markers. Design a template of a planner you’d like on your white board, print it out and put it inside your picture frame behind the glass, and then just start using your whiteboard markers. That’s all it takes!
Don’t have an office? This fun and easy upcycle idea is great to add to a kids room or living space!
Location is everything
Sometimes the best upcycle idea is just to find your old things a new home! Moving an item from one room to another, or from the shelf onto the desk, can give your once forgotten things new life.
You don’t need to pull out your hammer and nails to upcycle; sometime’s upcycling is just about perspective.
Create something you’re excited to show off? Tag us in your Instagram posts @getecoprints !