199 DIY Projects to Cure Your Winter Blues
Do you have a pile of wine corks in a jar waiting to be remade into something fabulous? Is there a bag of used clothing in your garage that you haven’t gotten around to donating? Have you ever wondered what you could do with a pallet, an old door, or a couple of empty soda bottles?
Hometalk, the “World’s Largest DIY Community,” is replete with thousands of do-it-yourself projects and ideas. User Dick Clark IV has curated a board of 73 Ways to Convert Junk into Treasure ranging from OK-that’s-weird-but-also-kind-of-cool (crosses made from cowboy boots, anyone?) to I-must-have-that-now (a potting bench featuring an antique cast-iron sink). One of our favorites from this board, however, is reclaimed wood art (at left) by Beyond the Picket Fence.
When you’re finished making those crosses out of cowboy boots, head on over to Buzzfeed, the social news and entertainment company for a list of 28 Household Items You Can Repurpose for Your Kids. We love the idea of reusing and repurposing. Some of our favorites include the collared shirt-turned-baby-bib (shown below) and the baby girl dress upcycled from a man’s dress shirt.
Katie at Mountain Modern Life collected 35 Inspiring Ucycled Projects and, frankly, there are so many good ones it’s hard to choose a favorite. The pistachio mirror is mind-blowing, the reclaimed wood wall art is trendy and creative, and the bathtub-turned-loveseat? Fabulous. Suffice it to say we love this curated list of projects!
Happy Housie (who, incidentally, has a project featured in Modern Mountain Life’s 35 Inspiring Upcycled Projects) has also compiled 20 Awesome Upcycled Projects. There are so many good projects and ideas featured here, too, but hands-down our favorite is the entry table with the bicycle wheel in it. It’s whimsical and unexpected. Take a look:
Pretty great, right? We sure think so!
And to top it all off, this list of 43 Things To Never Throw Away by DIY Ready will further inspire you to re-create, re-think, and re-purpose everyday items like bread tags, rubber bands, and used clothing items such as blue jeans and men’s ties!
No matter what projects pique your interest, we hope you’ll have fun thinking outside the box and creating, retrofitting, collecting, gluing, cutting, and crafting your winter blues away!