3 ingenious ideas for upcycling everyday items
There are many ways you can reuse and repurpose everyday items – some are practical, some will make your life easier and some are just beautiful. So, before you throw out that old item because its seen better days, follow us while we tour your home.
From t-shirt to shopping bag
To get started, let’s head to your wardrobe for this ingenious way to reuse old t-shirts.
First, cut off the sleeves so you’re left with a tank top.
Now cut the neck into a deep U-shape, to create the handles.
Turn the shirt inside out and cut 3-4 inches in length, ½ an inch-wide strips along the hemline.
Once you have a fringe effect, tie adjacent strips together to create the bottom of the bag.
To close the small gaps between each strip, tie the top strip to the bottom of the adjacent strip. Turn inside out and that’s it - you have a new shopping bag!
Keep your empty tissue box handy
Moving on to your kitchen area, here’s how you can turn an empty tissue box into a storage container for plastic grocery bags.
To have them pop up just like tissues, just attach the bottom of each plastic bag to the handles of the next one and insert a bunch of them into the tissue box all at once.
Old plant pot to plant halo
Finally, let’s step outside. If you’ve replaced an old plastic planter with a new stylish one, give that old planter a new life as a plant halo for your garden.
All you need to do is cut the bottom of the pot with scissors or a sharp knife and then push the halo half way into the ground.
Now, just plant any water-loving plant in it and whenever you water your plant the water won’t run off before it has the chance to be absorbed in the soil.
Simple and practical!