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34 Easy Upcycling Projects

Learn how to save money with this collection of the best easy upcycling projects!

By: Eugenia Kang, Editor, DIYideaCenter.com
Updated August 02, 2019
34 Easy Upcycling Projects

So you want to join the upcycling bandwagon, do you? These 34 Easy Upcycling Projects will come in handy!

For those who are new to this area, DIY upcycling is when you take an older object and tweak it to give it a shiny, new purpose. It’s an enjoyable, affordable alternative to buying new products from the store. After all, there’s an extra sense of satisfaction knowing that a beautiful home decor piece was made by your own hands. There are projects for all occasions and all levels, so everyone from beginners to upcycling pros can enjoy this collection.

Not only will these projects save your wallet a trip to the store, but they will also show you that upcycling is quite fun. These DIY upcycling projects are also unique enough to set them apart from store-bought products. Feeling a bit intimidated by the idea of repurposed crafts? Then check out the upcycled craft ideas for some easy upcycling projects.

If you’re a fashionista on a tight budget, take a look at our upcycled clothing ideas. And if you want to go straight to the more advanced section, then these DIY upcycled furniture ideas will blow you away. These are also great for those looking to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle. The possibilities are endless! 

Upcycled Craft Ideas

Stylish DIY Tablet Case

These repurposed craft ideas are a great place to start if you’re new to upcycling. These easy upcycling projects are simple enough that even a beginner can accomplish them. But just because they’re easy, doesn’t mean that they don’t look fantastic!

All of these crafts have a one-of-a-kind quality that sets them apart from more conventional products. They also make unique DIY gifts, too! After all, it’s not every day that you see a planter cut out from a book, or a tablet case made out of pants. Once you finish your first upcycling craft, you’ll be itching to start your next one in no time.  

Upcycled Clothing Ideas

Vintage Tablecloth Dress

It can be hard to be a fashionista when you can’t afford to splurge at the store for new clothes. With these DIY fashion projects, though, you don’t have to sacrifice style because of your budget. These clothing projects involve taking older, unused pieces and transforming them into completely new pieces of clothing that you can happily add to your wardrobe. Best of all, they won’t break bank like most store-bought clothing! Making upcycled clothes also ensures that you add a personal touch to your style. No one will have the exact same piece as you!  

Believe it or not, even baby clothes can get quite pricey, too! For a very useful clothing project, check out this tutorial on How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Baby Bib. Now you won't get worried about your wallet no matter how many bibs your baby goes through. 

DIY Upcycled Furniture Ideas

Milk Can Easy DIY Table

Upcycled furniture is probably the most exciting part about repurposed crafts. After all, store-bought furniture can be pretty harsh on your wallet. Why not use an older piece of furniture or wood to make a whole new piece of furniture that your home needs? This collection of upcycled furniture ideas will inspire you to do just that. From smaller pieces like kitchen islands to larger living room tables, there’s plenty of projects that you can tackle. You’ll be proud to show off the new, affordable furniture that you created.

For the most dramatic furniture transformation, check out this DIY Pallet Bench Upcycling Project. This bench used to be an old door!

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My favorite things to upcycle are jeans, old broken jewelry and mason jars. I love taking apart old jewelry and use pieces to upcycle projects or make new pieces of jewelry. I never run out of ideas, thanks to this site and its sister sites.

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