Sometimes the coolest home decor projects are created using unconventional items. That's what I'm talking about here. How about framing a gift box, painting a coffee can, or using food wrap to create home decor? It can be done!
1. Crown Royal Bottles
Repurpose glass bottles of all types in fun and unique ways. These hydro dip glass bottles are colorful and unique, and the paint technique is easy. You will never get the same paint finish twice with hydro dipping.
2. Grocery Store Packaged Food Netting
Did you know you can recycle those net bags from the grocery store? The ones that hold produce, fruits, and meat? I did it. I’ve always wondered about recycling the bags because I hate tossing them. Cover a glass cloche for a nautical feel!
3. Spam Cans and Plastic Fruit Containers
Recycled food cans and fruit containers using metallic spray paint to make flower planters. It's a great way to help save the environment.
4. Aluminum Cans
5. Hardback Books
Painting old books is easy. In just a few minutes and you can have new inexpensive decor. You can paint the books any color and add any design. The ideas are endless.
6. Gift Boxes
Some gift boxes have pretty designs and colors, making them perfect for framing!
7. Coffee Cans
Upcycle a coffee can into a pretty vase to display flowers. Paint just part of the can so you have a two-tone finish. That makes it special.
8. Plastic Water Bottles
Don't throw away plastic water bottles. Make water bottle vases. You could drop them in the recycle bin but that's no fun.
9. Cutter Quilts (old and tattered)
Use old quilts to cover plastic pumpkins, faux rabbits for Easter, or just glue quilt pieces to wood blocks. The repurpose ideas for old quilts is endless.
10. Denim Jeans
Are you guilty of throwing out your old denim jeans? I hope not. You can do something cool, like cover a bench or chair seat with the faded denim.
11. Greeting Cards
Greeting cards of all kinds can be upcycled. Make banners or garlands to hang on the mantel or china hutch. Or create unique Christmas ornaments to repurpose the cards from family and friends.
I hope these projects inspired you to repurpose similar items instead of sending them to the recycle bin or landfill. Thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.