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7 Amazing Upcycling Ideas

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Literally transform trash into treasure with these easy upcycling ideas.
Difficulty: Easy
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April 22nd is Earth Day, the perfect time to take a look at how we live and what we throw away! Your recycling bin or garbage can can be a great place to find items that can repurposed in a whole new way.
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You won't believe what this asian inspired Faux Flower Planter started out as...
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An empty plastic box! Add wooden feet with hot glue, paint the tub and feet with acrylic paint, then dab on gold paint to distress. Place a faux flower, rocks, moss and bamboo inside. Your gorgeous flower will never fade.
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These stylish containers are great for storing pens, pencils and other desk supplies.
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Drill a hole in the top of a tea cannister, and add a small knob. Cover the container with scrapbook paper and add number stickers.
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Stash those recipes in a cute box.
  • 7 amazing upcycling ideas earthday repurposing upcycling, crafts, repurposing upcycling
You can find these strawberry containers for free at many grocery stores. Just add acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and stickers.
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Stow all those crafty bits and pieces away in a repurposed egg carton! Paint, scrapbook paper, baker's twine and a few embellishments takes it from plain to pretty.
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Don't toss that show box lid! It's make from super strong cardboard. You can upcycle it into a photo frame. You just need paint, scrapbook paper, ribbon and embellishments.
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Rinsed out tin cans and a piece of wood make a great portable Herb Garden.
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Paint the cans and wood. Drill a hole in each can and in the wood and use screws to attach.
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Add some twine and plant markers to make it even cuter.
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An empty cornstarch container makes a fantastic sewing kit.
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Cover the top with batting and fabric and add some fun "sewing" trinkets. Add your sewing essentials and you're good to go!

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Got a question about this project?

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class

    great ideas!

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom

    Love it. great idea no matter what word it is called. Pretty and serviceable too.

  • Donna
    Donna Cosmopolis, WA

    hey Shirley Steffen, calm down over there in Chehalis! Words have been added to ALL languages since... forever! I like the little Argo cornstarch box idea.

  • Elsie
    Elsie Las Vegas, NM

    Very cute ideas!

  • Linda
    Linda Mayfield, KY

    i love all these ideas

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