7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff

Blossom Lady
Mar 09, 2022 04:26 AM
7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff

We all have things around the house that no longer serve a purpose, but we still have a hard time getting rid of them. Either it is "still OK", or "could be useful", or it simply has sentimental value. In extreme cases, this can lead to hoarding, but if you are creative enough, you can solve the problem by repurposing, upcycling and reusing your old things. To help you get started, here is a selection of 7 creative ideas for repurposing, upcycling and reusing. Try to recognize your old things in the pictures and do some upcycling yourself!

1. Pretty paper = table runner

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
For a colorful table runner that's as easy on your budget as it is on your eyes, you can use wrapping paper or even several squares of patterned cardstock instead of a regular fabric runner. Bonus: You will not have to worry about spills. When the party's over, just toss the soiled paper - or, if it's still in good shape, save it to use again later.

2. Terracotta pots = cake stands.

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Turn inexpensive terracotta pots and saucers into beautiful cake stands with our easy tutorial (see below). With personalized sayings and a trendy used look, your friends and family can have their cake and share it on Instagram too.

3. Coffee filters = scratch-free storage

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Protect your favorite dishes, mixing bowls, or serving dishes from scratches and scrapes by placing a coffee filter between each piece when stacking. This trick is especially handy for protecting dishes you plan to pass down so you can pass them on yourself someday. Below are more tips for storing kitchen utensils in the kitchen.

4. Tablecloth = indoor playhouse

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Turn a plain white tablecloth into an indoor playhouse your little ones will love. Our easy-to-follow tutorial and video below show you how to cut out windows and a door, then accessorize the house with colorful cloths to customize the look.

5. Discarded door = perfect pantry

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Designer Jasmine Roth adds major style points to this kitchen by repurposing a worn exterior door as an interior door for a pantry. Get inspired below with more ideas from our stars on how to turn old things into new.

6. Ice cube tray = toddle snack server.

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Encourage your little ones to eat the rainbow by placing their munchies in an ice cube tray. Not only is this perfect for picky eaters who prefer to keep flavors separate, but it's also a great way to sneak in new healthy options.

7. Basket = space-saving storage.

7 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff
Storage space is always an issue in small bathrooms. Plus, there's the question of what to do with the wasted space above the toilet. With this quick and easy storage solution, you can use a wire or wicker basket to solve both problems in a snap.
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