20 Adorable Ways You Can Upcycle Household Items For Your Kids
The random stuff is getting more and more cluttered around the house even since you have kids, and you have an increased need for random stuff that you don’t already own. No matter what we do it’s a never ending battle to try and keep it tidy or even practical for them. Furniture such as cribs can only be used no more than 2 years, and they are expensive, too. So are other products for kids. So instead of tossing away the old stuff you already have and keep buying new ones, it will be so demanding and creative to save money by up-cycling the existing stuff you have to create the random stuff you need. Even if you have to pick up a few extra items, chances are you will have saved a ton of cash, and have the satisfaction of a job well done.
Your little chef will be whipping up delicious meals in no time via Flickr / Jane Little..
Turn a beat up old dresser into a toy storage bench!
Turn a lunchbox or train case into a take-along dollhouse.
Turn an old crib into a playhouse.
There’s no tutorial for this one, but just flip it upside down and decorate with your child’s favorite colors. You could even use the legs as turrets to create a castle, More Re-purpose Projects Here.
Give an old book new life as a portable art case.
If you feel guilty about using a book, you could also use an old binder or photo album. Check out the tutorial for this genius project Here via Crafts Unleashed.
Convert an empty spice rack into a handy paint organizer.
Convert a giant tire into a DIY sandbox.
Or use a smaller tire to create a cool teeter-totter!
The face is totally optional, but the fun isn’t. Check out the how-to Here.
Use a man’s dress shirt for this adorable dress.
Put those crates to good use as a bookshelf.
You can buy wooden crates at Home Depot, but you could use milk or vegetable crates if you have them. The tutorial is available Here.
Repurpose an old papasan chair into a reading canopy.
If you don’t have (or see yourself stumbling across) a papasan chair, you could modify this and use a hula hoop. You can find the tutorial Here.
Keep you car in order with that shoe rack you never use.
Just cut out as many pockets at you’ll need and hang from the front seat via Decor-ganize Crafts.
Turn an old dresser into a dress-up closet for the theatrical one.
This tutorial was designed for a kid who really, really likes princesses, but it could also be done in a Spider-Man or jungle theme. Customize the closet to reflect whatever your child likes via A Turtle’s Life For Me.
Check out all 20 adorable projects over at diply.com here…
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