Upcycled Projects for Easy Home Décor
This upcycled bookcase uses painted apple crates to make a rustic chic place for books and knick-knacks.
While recycling today is trendy, I want to take it even further — not by decorating our homes with secondhand objects, but by starting with everyday objects that we have at home or can find easily.
I propose that you upcycle or repurpose these objects, so common and ordinary that we lose sight of their decorative potential: things such as crates, wood pallets, white cotton sheets, glass jars, bottles, tin cans, white dishes, lampshades, and more.
Here are a few ideas for easily transforming crates, glass jars, and tin cans into budget-friendly creations that’ll add a “rustic chic” flair to any home’s décor. No need to be an expert in do-it-yourself crafts. All that’s needed is the desire to implement them.
These projects were excerpted with permission from Upcycle! Turn Everyday Objects Into Home Decor by Sonia Lucano, published by Weldon Owen.
“Upcycle! Turn Everyday Objects into Home Decor” by Sonia Lucano reveals simple and stylish DIY projects that use common household objects.
Crochet a Denim Rag Rug
Turn the legs of worn-out jeans into a hard-wearing rug thick enough to ease tired feet with this fun crochet project.
Knitted Twine Planters
Bring an added flare of style to your houseplants, garbing them in a quirky DIY upcycled tin potting can covered in knitted material.
Hanging Candle Jar
Brighten up your home or garden with this upcycled candle jar holder, perfect for any space that needs a little extra illumination.