Upcycle Ideas for Home – 5 New Uses For Old Things

I know that I have covered this topic in the past, but seriously some of the people I have come across in blogs or on Pinterest are super-duper creative! I have to continue to spread the good word on Up-cycling! I am now all about looking up upcycling ideas for home.

I love finding new ways to use old things!! I am going crazy here at work now because it motivates me to get more creative. I think the only thing in the recent past that I have up-cycled is an old bathroom storage shelf.

1. Wine Bottles

Wine bottles wrapped in yarn and twine. This is the first time I have seen someone do it so well! These decorated bottles work as amazing home decor. I also adore her additional decorating with the appliques and buttons spelling out the word LOVE! How sweet is that?

Photo Credit – www.my-house-my-home.com

2. China Plates

I am particularly interested in this one because I collect hand-painted antique china plates. If I could get the use out of them as a decorative clock… That would be so cool! I love the teacup addition to it as well! So classy and unique! I think it’s time for Tea.

Photo Credit – www.retroplanet.com

3. Old Books

Transformed into a birdhouse. This is such a quaint and cute idea!! I also really love how this person didn’t destroy the books to construct this. It is so simple and brilliant at the same time! It makes me want to make one!

Photo Credit – www.helenslegacy.blogspot.com

4. Old Book Pages

I am almost positive you could do this with newspapers also! What a great idea to add some finesse and a splash of color to a room. I love how these roses turned out.  They are beautiful!

Photo Credit – www.instructables.com

5. Wine Corks

I have made a set like this. I will post them later. I love this idea! I also love that you can customize them with different types of ribbons to make them work for any room or household. These would also make a great gift. The holidays are just around the corner people!!

Photo Credit – www.etsy.com/shop/lizziejoedesigns

I hope these ideas inspire you all to get creative and come up with some new uses for old things! Please feel free to share any that you have come across and have enjoyed!

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