Recycling and Upcycling - Reusing What You Already Have
DIY Gift Ideas from Refurbished Items
The price of gifts for holidays and special occasions can add up. Instead of buying the usual gifts for friends and loved ones, make them personalized gifts they'll love and treasure for years to come.
Reuse What You Have to Make Table Centerpieces
Decorating tables for the holidays and special occasions is expensive. Save your money and make your own table centerpieces from items already found in or around your home.
How to Make a Pet Bed from a Cardboard Box
Does your pet need a bed? Make a cheap (and possibly free) bed for your pet from a cardboard box and items around your home.
How to Transform a Greeting Card into Wall Art
Instead of tossing out sentimental greeting cards from holidays, birthdays and life's major events, turn them into artwork for your home.
How to Create Art from Magazine Pages
Don't toss out those old magazines. Learn how to create unique artwork from old magazine pages.
How to Decorate and Reuse a Holiday Cookie Tin
With some craft glue and a few sheets of leftover or reusable tissue paper, learn how to transform a holiday tin into a jewelry box, a container to organize small items, such as change, buttons, sewing tools, manicure and pedicure tools or small toys and accessories for your child's room.
How to Turn a Wine Bottle into a Glittery Home Accent
Wine bottles come in all shapes, sizes and colors and are sometimes just too pretty to throw away. Instead of letting them collect dust or tossing them in the recycling bin, transform them into beautiful, glittery bottles to decorate your home with for just about any season.
How to Make a Pumpkin Bowl from a Plastic Jug
Plastic jugs, especially clear water jugs, are great to transform into a variety of homemade Halloween decor. Learn how to easily make a pumpkin bowl from a plastic jug.
How to Make a Magnetic Message Board from an Old Cooking Pan
Metal pans and cookware don't last forever. Instead of tossing out old pizza pans, cookie sheets and other pans, transform them into a magnetic message board or chalkboard for just about any room in your home.
How to Make a Fall-themed Vase from a Tin Can and Leaves
You can easily make a vase with a recyclable food can and leaves from your backyard. Learn how to make a fall-themed vase to decorate your home for the season.
How to Revamp Plastic Drawer Organizers with Old Calendars
Plastic storage containers don't always match well with your home decor. Learn how to reuse pages from old calendars to revamp plastic organizers and hide whatever you store in their drawers.
How to Transform Old Artwork into Modern Word Art
Don't overpay for pre-made and manufactured word art at home decor shops. You can simply make your own unique word art from an old piece of artwork you have on hand or pick up one for a few dollars (or even cheaper!) at a thrift store, yard sale or flea market
How to Create a Chalkboard from an Old Picture Frame
You can easily and inexpensively create a chalkboard from a picture frame. Learn how to transform an old, thrifty or bargain picture frame into your very own unique chalkboard.
6 Ways to Reuse Paper Bags
Have a collection of paper bags? Learn how to reuse paper bags to create home decor.
Decorate Your Home with Old Maps
Do you have any old maps lying around? If so, learn how to decorate your home with old maps.
Reuse Paper Coffee Cups to Decorate Your Home
Don't throw away those paper coffee cups. Start saving cups, lids and even the stirrers to create cheap decor for your home.
5 Ways to Reuse Shredded Paper
Are you meticulous about shredding junk mail and old documents to help protect your identity? Turn shredded paper into items for your home.
7 Ways to Reuse Buttons
Not sure what to do with all those buttons? Reuse buttons to create a variety of unique and personable items for your home and to give as gifts.
Reuse Wine Corks to Create Unique Home Decor
Have a collection of wine corks? Learn how to create your own home decor from corks.
Reuse Bottle Caps to Create Unique Home Decor
Instead of throwing away plastic and metal bottle caps from your choice of drink, collect them in a jar. Learn how to turn bottle caps into unique and personable items for your home.
Reuse Old Linens to Decorate Your Home
Instead of getting rid of old sheets and linens, or tearing them up for rags, learn how to reuse them, or those you pick up at thrift stores and garage sales, to decorate your home.
Reuse Pine Cones to Decorate Your Home
Pine cones are for more than just growing on trees and using to decorate for the holidays. Learn how to create home decor from pine cones to decorate for fall, winter and just about any season.
Reuse What You Have to Decorate for Halloween
Buying pre-made Halloween decorations can be expensive. Learn how to reuse what you already have and what's in your recycling bin to create cheap and easy Halloween decorations.
Ways to Decorate Your Walls for Next to Nothing
Buying posters, paintings and other wall decor is expensive! Learn how to turn six reusable items into wall decor for next to nothing.
Reuse Paint Chips to Create Home Decor
Reuse paint chips to create unique home decor. Learn how to create DIY paint chip decor for just about any room in your home.
Reuse What You've Got to Organize Your Home
Do you feel that there are areas around your home that could use a little tidying up, but you don't want to or have the money to buy supplies? Find out how you can reuse everyday items to organize your home without spending any extra money.
5 Ways to Reuse Clementine Crates
Clementine crates can be used for more than just storing fruit. Learn how you can reuse clementine crates to decorate and organize your home.
New Uses for Old Items Makes Unique Home Decor
If you've got old building materials, fabric supplies, bathroom items or other household items lying around, you can transform them into a variety items to create unique home decor. Discover how you can create new uses for your old items.
Budget Pot Racks From Everday Items
Pot racks are great to have in your kitchen to free up counter and cabinet space. Learn how you can create pot racks from seven everyday items.
How to Recycle Old Windows
Repurposing old windows is a great way to add character to your home. Discover ways you can transform old windows into items for your home.