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A great way to reduce your carbon footprint and recycle is to upcycle. To upcycle means to reuse items that you may typically throw away and turn them into something you can use. The idea is just pure genius. I find so many amazing ideas online for upcycling that my husband and I have started searching out items from yard sales and “free” on the side of the road in order to make some of these projects. The amount of trash that can be saved will just blow your mind, almost everything can be repurposed.
This summer I started by reusing items around the house, that I was going to throw away, out in the garden. I made homemade trellises, cages for veggies like tomatoes and bush beans and automatic waterers. It was so neat to see how many things I could do with something I was just going to throw away.
Once you get into upcycling, you will be like us and looking for reasons to do it ! Below are a few popular projects that can get you started. A lot of them may be things you already have around the house. Come back and let me know what you create!
Green Living- 20 Popular UpCycle Ideas & Tips
- Dollhouses Made From Suitcases
- Bicycle Wheel Clock
- Fruit Crate Toy Chest
- Trash Can Planters
- Mason Jar Lanterns
- Candle Wax Upcycle
- Wine Cork Bird House
- Chairs Into Closet Organization
- Mason Jar Soap Dispense
- Lightbulb Vases and Lanterns
For 10 more Amazing and Genius Upcycle ideas click here 10 UpCycle Ideas