Here are just a few easy upcycling projects to get the ideas flowing:
That favorite old shirt may be too ratty to wear in public, but it’s perfect for a soft and stylish throw pillow.
Game Board Wall Art
You loved Chutes and Ladders, but you haven’t played it since you were seven. Here’s a way to clear out that game cabinet without throwing out the memories.
Pillowcase Garment Bag
Old pillow cases are the perfect size and shape for covering suits, prom dresses, and other fancy clothes to keep them fresh and dust-free while in long-term storage.
Coffee Pot Terrarium
Coffee pot decanters—and any other old, chipped, or otherwise unloved glass container—can become your little indoor micro-garden.
Dryer Lint and Cooking Oil Fire Starter
For those with a real fireplace or woodstove at home, this simple recipe recycles both old dryer lint and used cooking oil.
T-shirt Tote Bag
Reusable bags are an earth-friendly staple. Take the idea a step further by upcycling your own instead of buying them.
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