6 Easy DIY Upcyling Ideas for You

6 Easy DIY Upcyling Ideas for You


I get so inspired by the upcycling ideas I find on pinterest! I love finding every day items we have in our homes or find at yard sales, thrift stores and imagining what they could be in my life. There’s something fun and special about knowing the item had another life before it was your creative element!  Whether it’s apparel or home accessories, even yard décor or car gadgets, almost everything we use today can be repurposed or reused.  Being frugal is work,  it can be fun too!  Let’s take a peek and see what catches your eye! I know my favorite(s).

homemade upcycling ideas


1.  Save your cans. Then turn Cans into Planters for your succulents with a few easy steps!


diy planters upcycle


2.   If you are lucky enough to find leather at the thrift store, you can turn a Leather Coat into a Handbag with this tutorial.


diy leather bag upcycle clothing


3.   Simple lace turns this plain old water bottle into a gorgeous flower vase.


recycle water bottle diy vase


4.  Jewelry Box into Remote Box, what a genius idea.


diy jewelry box diy remote gadget upcycle furniture


5.  You can make a gorgeous planter out of almost anything you have laying around your house.


diy upcycle garden planter


6.  Have you used chalk paint recently? Turn a Chalk Paint Tin into a Rope Vase.


diy paint can upcycle planter


I want to try these all and with the exception of one, I pretty much have everything I need already right at home! Let’s see how many I get through before I head to Pinterest for more!   Do you have a favorite upcycle project you’d like to share here on Barefoot Budgeting?  Drop me a line….. or two.


6 easy and affordable diy upcycle ideas

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  1. Sheri

    What creative ideas! These are awesome and would never have thought to do them. saving and sharing this post!

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Sheri, you warm my heart with your enthusiasm. I do hope when you get to trying any you’ll reach out and share for me to applaud your creativity!