4 Upcycling Projects for Your Home


| 6/19/2017 1:00:00 PM


Spring has officially sprung, which means its housecleaning season. Out with the old, in with the new, right? Rather than throwing away perfectly good materials, you could upcycle them instead. This way, you’ll be keeping trash from the landfill, while sprucing up your home. Take a look at these four projects to get the creative juices flowing.

1. Cereal Box Organizers

Since we’ve only just begun, let’s start with an easy project. Brightened up with colorful washi tape, these cereal box organizers are a cinch to make and they look great in your home or office.

To start, take two cereal boxes and cut them at an angle, from a top corner to midway down. Then bind them together with some regular tape to make the next step easier. Now you’re ready to start wrapping with washi tape!

Starting at the bottom, wrap the boxes in washi tape, changing the pattern each time you go around. To finish the edges, trim the tape close to the box and cover with some contrasting tape, folded lengthwise. And there you have it, a colorful organizer just waiting to be filled!

small mason jars for canning jelly
Photo by Adobe Stock/ckimballphoto.



2. Mason Jar Lanterns

These cute Mason jar lanterns are great for nights where you just want to sit and unwind on the back porch with a good book. These lanterns are as simple as placing a tea light in the jar and hanging them on hooks.



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