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Want a Stylish Home Décor? Upcycle These 6 Old Items

Woman Upcycling Tin Cans into Plant HoldersThis year, do-it-yourselfers are embracing upcycling. Although nothing new, this trend has had a resurgence alongside increasing environmental consciousness. Upcycling involves taking old items and re-using them in a new way. You can do this to create unique, original items for your Dana Point rental home. Here are some easy projects you can do by upcycling common items.

Vinyl Record Cake Stand

A vinyl record cake stand makes a very unique and retro way to serve desserts. To craft this kitchen classic, simply glue a martini or other stemmed glass to the center of an old vinyl record. Let the glue dry, turn it over, and display your favorite cake.

Wine Cork Décor

Got a lot of old wine corks lying around? Glue together enough wine corks to frame a photo or mirror. Another way is to use wine corks as coasters or as a wall hanging in the shape of your favorite state.

Game Piece Coasters

Got broken game boards or a handful of Scrabble tiles? Turn them into coasters! Glue game boards or game pieces into squares of corkboard or wood. Spell out names or words for more personalization!

Jewelry Magnets

Repurpose broken jewelry! You can make one-of-a-kind magnets with it. Single earrings, beads, gems, broaches, and more can become pretty magnets just by gluing them on.

Tin Can Holders

Turn your empty cans into interesting home décor. Washed cans can be painted, covered in cloth or paper, and then decorated with ribbon, string, glitter, or other materials for a pretty pencil holder, utensil holder, or vase. Or use tin cans to make an herb garden on your windowsill Glue or tie some cans together and fill with potting soil for a unique planter.

Bookshelves for Book Lovers

If you are a book lover, there are many ways to creatively display or re-use old books. One very unique idea is to use books to create floating bookshelves. You only need an L-shaped bracket and a hardcover book together with a few screws.

With just a little time and creativity, you can upcycle many of the used or old items in your house. Give your things a new life, go green, and fill your home with beautiful décor.

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