Upcycle Ideas to Try This Year

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

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Turn old mason jars into hanging pendant lights

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Turn old wine corks into mini planter magnets

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Turn an old suitcase into an accent chair

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Turn old tennis rackets into accent mirrors

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Turn old wine bottles into a chandelier

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Turn old bike wheels into clocks

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Turn old maps into coasters

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Turn old sweaters into comfy throw pillows

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Turn old books into a secret trinket box

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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.

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