We all sell things that no longer have value to us, so why not take advantage of someone else’s pre-loved goods and turn them into something special? Sustainability is front of mind for many this year, so purchasing some second-hand goods and turning them into beautiful décor or furniture pieces for your home is the perfect way to ensure nothing goes to waste.
After all, one person’s trash is another’s treasure, right? Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
Turn old books into beautiful holiday garlands
Turn old mason jars into hanging pendant lights
Turn old wine corks into mini planter magnets
Turn an old suitcase into an accent chair
Turn old tennis rackets into accent mirrors
Turn old wine bottles into a chandelier
Turn old bike wheels into clocks
Turn old maps into coasters
Turn old sweaters into comfy throw pillows
Turn old books into a secret trinket box
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find these items close to home.