Recycling and Upcycling Projects to Tackle This Spring

Reduce, reuse, recycle — and upcycle! Upcycling is when you repurpose unwanted items around the house and turn them into beautiful, high-quality items that you cherish once again. Here are a few DIY projects that you might want to tackle this spring.

Beautiful Glass Storage Containers

Candles can make your home smell beautiful, but you don’t have to throw the container away after it’s burnt out. Instead, turn it into a beautiful glass storage container where you can store bathroom essentials.



DIY Giant Checkerboard

It’s time to start spending time outdoors again! This DIY giant checkerboard set is the perfect way to repurpose jar lids — and add to your outdoor game collection.


Recycled Garden Hose Mat

Garden hoses can freeze and crack over the course of the winter. If you have a few hoses lying around, consider turning them into a large rug to use outdoors!


Jack Daniel’s Salt & Pepper Shakers

Is there a whiskey lover in your life? Turn the classic Tennessee whiskey bottle into a unique salt and pepper shaker!


Organize Your Jewelry

Cracked mirror? Repurpose a free standing mirror into a jewelry organizer!


Guitar Shelf Decor

If you have and old guitar lying around that can’t be sold or passed onto a new owner, consider this DIY upgrade! This is a great way to add style and functionality to your home — without throwing anything away.

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