Upcycling projects allow you to reuse old items which would have normally gone into the garbage heap, This is not good for the environment. However it also brings out your creative side, challenging you to dig deep and make something new from something old. Today we’ll show you 8 creative upcycling projects for your home.
1. Suitcase Turned Chair
An old suitcase can easily be turned into a cool chair like this one shown on the DIY Network
2. Whisk turned candle holder
If your whisks aren’t working quite like they use to, no need to toss them out. Instead use them to make these adorable lanterns for your home. All you need are some tea candles and strings to hand them on.
Another super creative idea for your bathroom is using an empty bottles as a soap dispenser. This is great for persons who buy in bulk. This idea also works for shampoo and conditioner, or even dish washing liquid for your kitchen. Just make sure you properly rinse out the remains from the empty bottle and use the top from an old lotion bottle for the pump at the top
3. Guitar turned shelf
I know how painful it can be for musicians to toss out their musical instruments; these things are often very sentimental. That’s why this idea is so great because you really don’t have to. This idea on how to turn your old guitar into a hanging shelf is one of my absolute faves on this list of upcycling projects, and for obvious reasons.
4. Bicycle turned towel holder
If your style is more vintage than modern then you will absolutely want to try upcycling your old bicycle and making it usable in your bathroom. This one from Bocadolobo is not just artistic but also functional , look at how the bicycle rack easily turns into a towel rack!
You’ll need to put some work into creating this one, but the result is certainly worth it. You can check out the full tutorial from My Repurposed Lif
5. Drum turned seat
With some tools and some creative input an old drum can transition into a cozy bench. The one shown here is made from a 55 gallon drum and the black linings are made from rubber. This one from Bocadolobo is not just artistic but also functional , look at how the bicycle rack easily turns into a towel rack!. Both the base and seat are fabricated from recycled wood.