10 Upcycle Ideas That Give Simple Items A Second Chance To Be Extraordinary

A creative person with lots of imagination always has great ideas of how to repurpose items or how to improve certain designs and decors. It’s all about thinking outside the box and being able to see the potential in something as simple as a spoon or a piece of rope. In case you need some inspiration for that, we have made a selection of some wonderful upcycling projects.

Rope.

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Let’s start with something easy. Let’s say you have some rope somewhere in your house but don’t know what to do with it. What you could do is dye and then wrap it around a vase or any other similar object. You can easily determine the amount of rope you’ll need by test wrapping. You can alternate colors or go for a simple look.{found on delightfullynoted}.

Vintage suitcase.

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A home should have personality and for that you have to be creative. Here’s a nice example for the bedroom. You can use two or three old suitcases to make a nice nightstand. Just stack them on top of each other and put a beveled mirror on top. You could adapt the project to your own resources and ideas as well.{found on cupcakesandcashmere}.

Wine cork mini garden.

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These cute mini-garden corks are just lovely. It’s a wonderful example of how interesting a simple and useless thing as a wine cork can become. You can draw a pattern on the corks or put labels on them if you want. To turn them into these tiny planters you just have to make a small hole at the top and fill it with soil and mini plants.{found on etsy}.

Spoon rack.

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This is another very creative project. It’s a coat rack and you can see that the hooks are made from spoons. You can use recycled wood boards to make the rack and then some old teaspoons for the hooks. It’s a great piece for the entryway, wonderful for hanging keys, hats, coats, etc. Also, notice that each hook is personalized.{found on etsy}.

Bottle Flower Vase.

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Another very simple idea would be to upcycle wine bottles. You can easily turn them into beautiful vases. This is a beautiful set of three hanging vases, made from wine bottles and wooden brackets. You can also use metal brackets and you can handcraft them if you want. You can use matching bottles or make individual hanging vases.{found on etsy}.

Vintage Zipper Vase.

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Have you ever wondered what a zipper could be used for other than its intended purpose? A zipper can be purely decorative as some clothes designs show us but it can also be sued for other interesting projects that have nothing to do with fashion. Here’s a perfect example: a vase covered in layers of vintage zippers. It has a modern and colorful look and it’s also very original.{found on etsy}.

Vintage Blue Mason Jar Vase.

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It’s no secret that Mason jars are very versatile and that they can be sued for lots of interesting projects. Here’s a very nice example. These are centerpieces and they lovely table decorations that could also be used on shelves, mantles, etc. the vintage blue Mason jars are perfect for this project but you could also use other types as well.{found on etsy}.

Framed Necklace Display.

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If, for some reason, you have an old wooden frame in your house either from a mirror or from something else, here’s a nice idea: turn it into a nice display rack for your necklaces. It’s very simple. You just have to find some tree branches and arrange them more or less parallel inside the frame. Then mount it on the wall and display your necklaces nice and untangled.{found on createdbystorm}.

Pencil storage.

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And we’re back to Mason jars. We have two more wonderful projects featuring these very versatile items. This first project is actually not about the jars but about the labels. You can use these little rectangle chalkboard labels on all sorts of items such as jars, plastic bins, toy boxes, baskets or glasses. They’re great for organizing small objects.{found on etsy}.

Painted glass jars.

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This last project is about turning glass jars into colorful containers, wonderful for storing pencils, brushes and all sorts of other items. You need paint, jars and lids. You have to paint the jars either with spray paint or regular paint and let them dry. Paint the lids as well. You can also put labels on them if you want.{found on kootutmurut}.