Upcycling ideas: DIY projects that you’ll actually make

Upcycling ideas to transform your most common household objects into practical and beautiful items!

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by Ellen Kinsey |

As the idiom goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Do not throw out all your recycling as many items can be upcycled and turned to practical and beautiful treasures.

Not only are you doing good for the planet, but by upcycling your items rather than throwing them away can save you money and provide you with a fun DIY project.

Here are some upcycling projects to transform your most common household items such as jars, tins, bottles and towels and give them a new lease of life.

See below for some suggestions on what to buy to get you started on your upcycling projects.

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Mason Jar Terrarium

Looking to upcycle items around your house? You can turn containers like mason jars or empty pasta sauce jars into a mini terrarium is the perfect way to add some greenery into the room! They are easy to manage and are a great gift for plant lovers. See the tutorial on Huff Post

Upcycling inspiration

We've found some bits and bobs to get you started on upcycling, from jars to macrame plant hangers. Which one of these takes your fancy?

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