Trash Into Treasure: 10 Rad Upcycling Projects
Celebrate Earth Day by digging through your cast-offs and would-be throwaways and turning them into new pieces of awesomeness!
1. Tape measure to belt
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Ok, so maybe you don’t want everyone to know exactly how many inches your waist is….
2. Necktie to sunglass case
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How many ties do you really need anyway?
3. Fabric and hangers to bracelets
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Put those unused flimsy dry cleaning hangers to good use with 10 minutes and a few left over fabric scraps.
4. Cutting board and pencils into dish rack
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An old cutting board and pencils can easily become a really awesome dish rack! Who knew?!
5. Shower curtain to puffy skirt
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Stiff shower curtains apparently make really rad puffy skirts too!
6. Book to clutch
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We DO NOT advocate defacing perfectly readable books, but we do like the idea of showing off our literary prowess through our accessories.
7. Buttons and earrings to cocktail rings
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Nothing is worse than losing just one earring or button, but you can easily turn the stragglers into some eye-catching cocktail rings.
8. Men’s shirt to summer top
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Just a few steps to turn a sloppy, oversized shirt into a sleek summer staple!
9. Old tees to braided basket
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What to do with all of those beat up old tee shirts?! Rip them apart, turn them into yarn and braid them into a much needed storage basket!
10. Bootcut to riding trousers
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Not for the novice DIY’er – this one requires some serious patience and sewing skills but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as bringing a pair of pants from 2006 to 2014!