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9 (more) ways to give a new lease of life to household items



A few weeks ago, I shared 9 ways to give a new lease of life to household items. How about 9 more ways to give a new lease of life to household items? You can so do these this weekend! *winks*

Mixed-media-canvas-with-old-computer-parts
Mixed media canvas with old computer parts

1. Make a one-of-a-kind mixed media canvas using old computer parts.

Altered-magnet
10 minute magnet

2. Update your fridge magnet with some pretty stuff from your stash!

Altered book cover  = photo stand
Altered book cover = photo stand
3. Decorate an old book cover and turn it into a photo stand.

Upcycled-tea-tin
Upcycled tea tin

4. Make an old tea tin look pretty.

Shine-tag
Cool use for a sock hanger
5. Use a sock hanger to hold up your mixed media tag.

Embossed-alcohol-ink-card
Don't throw away that soda can

6. Emboss a soda can panel for a cool metallic mat for your card.

Thank-u-CD-cover
CD cover gift box
7. Turn a CD box into a gift box.

Barely-there-project
An upcycled clock
8. Use an old glass clock as a "frame" for your photo.

Upcycled-gift-container-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-ColourArte
Upcycled gift container

9. Turn a cookie tin into a gift container for toiletries.

There you have it. 9 more ways to give a new lease of life to household items. Which one will you try? 


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10 comments:

Suman Pandit said...

lovely ideas to up-cycle Yvonne, thanks for sharing !!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are simply amazing!!!!!!!!! I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karon said...

These are such fabulous ideas and your upcycling is amazing!!!!! TFS and have a great weekend.

Audrey Pettit said...

You are just SO creative, my friend! I love your mixed media pieces and absolutely adore how you are able to incorporate so many "found" items in your art! Just brilliant!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fantastic projects ,10 min magnet is my favorite !

Lizzy Hill said...

'MY' sock hanger is a star!!!! Actually, I've often been going to try the CD one...never have.....I have too many boxes sitting looking at me going 'pick me!' 'Pick MEEEEEEE!' in my stash.....love how you've given these bits a new life. Can't wait for the pans to get a going over!!

Annette Allen said...

your amazing.. i think you could make something pretty out of ANYTHING.. :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Genius ways to upcycle and repurpose so many items! What a wonderful post and I thank you for sharing this. Awesome sauce! My fave is the CD!

Cindy deRosier said...

Fabulous! Most of my recycled creations are kids' crafts. :)

Lisa said...

These are all so gorgeous!! What fabulous recycle projects!! I have a cabinet full of stuff I want to upcycle and I just don't seem to get around to it...you've inspired me!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

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