Hello, my pretty little readers!
The follow-up to my first 10 Things to Look For on Your Next Trip to Goodwill post is finally here! Be sure to look at that post for more upcycling ideas, and have fun poring over this one too.
The items are listed as headings, followed by a couple of ideas that can be made with that item.
There are tons of no-sew projects that can be made from T-Shirts! Here are just a few:
These no-sew reconstruction/upcycle ideas are not only cool, they’re also easy! There are tons more ideas out there, too!
Using neckties for projects generally involves more sewing than I can manage, but if you’ve got the skills, these projects look like a lot of fun.
This one is a little tricky but the end product is so cool!
3. Popcorn Tins
Those big tins are great for upcycling projects!
Fido’s food container can be stylish, too:
Use the bottom as a lampshade, and the lid as a memo board! Two projects from one tin!
4. Wooden Trays
I feel like I never see any wooden trays when I’m out thrifting, but I hope I find some soon because I have found some amazing ideas for them!
A little paint and some tile can go a long way!
Add little legs and you’ve got yourself a bed tray! (This tutorial also shows how you can make your own tray, but you could obviously use one that’s already made, too.)
5. Glass Jars
It seems glass jars are never in short supply at thrift stores and yard sales, and now I have some pretty compelling reasons to hang onto some of my own!
If you have a jar without a lid and a vivid imagination, this next craft may be for you:
There’s always the age-old “snowglob from a glass jar,” but what about a pretty butterfly oasis?
This may seem like an odd item to look for, especially if you don’t have kids, but trust me, some of these ideas might have you searching for a crib of your own. These projects usually require a bit more in the way of resources, however. You might need power tools and special hardware.
Idea: Porch Swing – Lolly Jane
This project uses just the siderails of a crib, but it’s so clever I had to share!
So many belt ideas didn’t have tutorials with them. 🙁 You would be amazed at the ways people upcycle them, though!
These next two ideas involve a few more tools/hardware than most projects on this list, but they look so cool:
Even old, tired lamps can be spruced up to look amazing! Sometimes a coat of paint can go a long way, or sometimes something like rope can be used to cover the base:
Use the bases and some dishes for cute birdbaths!
Idea: Birdbath – SheKnows
You can even make a side table out of a lamp and a plate:
9. Cutting Boards
Who knew cutting boards were so versatile? Not me!
This chalkboard is too cute, not to mention super simple!
Idea: Chalkboard – Decorchick
Handkerchiefs have such pretty patterns on them, and can be made into some really lovely things.
Here’s a super easy wreath idea! No sewing required!
Try pressing and framing them for some lovely wall art!
Hopefully this list inspires you to look at things a different way, even things that you already have! Upcycling for the win!
As always, be sure to connect and share on social media. See you in one week!