How to recycle old objects and transform them into decorations

    If you are looking for a new and interesting way to make your home stand out, then you might be keen to think about the way in which you are decorating its interior. You can always approach this in a range of ways, and doing so could be one of the best ways to ensure that you are truly proud of your home. With so many ways to approach this, however, how do you know what you should be doing here?

    One of the things you might want to consider is finding some old objects that you can recycle to transform into decorations. In the current mode of sustainable living and decorating, this is very popular, and if you do it right, it could mean great things for how your home looks. So, let’s look at how you might do this and make it work for you.

    Old Baskets

    If you have any old baskets lying around, there are a lot of things you can do with it. One of the options to consider is to turn it into a great recycling centre in the home. That’s an easy craft project and one that will help you to actually keep your home eco as well – and the point is that if the basket is attractive enough, you should also be able to keep it as a decoration too.

    All you need to do is place it where you need it and perhaps paint it if necessary. The holes are not a problem if you are using it for recycling only, so that’s something that you should definitely be aware of here. It’s a simple but very effective way to recycle any old baskets you might have.

    Mason Jars

    Jars are a great option when you want to create some decorations. There are just so many things you can do with them. You might turn them into plant pots, for instance, or living vivariums. To that end, you could even have an indoor living garden, perhaps a herb garden. This is an example of a kind of decoration that can also have a practical purpose, and there’s just something really nice about killing two birds with one stone in that way.

    So take any mason jars or similar you may have and, clean them out and prep them. This is a great use of them and an excellent example of home upcycling.


    Maybe your kids had a skateboard that they no longer use, and you’re wondering if this could also be a great form of decoration. This is a very easy object to turn into a decoration. You might have even noticed in people’s homes that they have a skateboard on their wall hung up just as-is. This is the simplest thing you can do with it, or you could opt instead to create a kind of collage with it, which is a particularly modern and funky approach to take.

    If you go down that route, do all you can to make the room modern and vibrant. Hang up some canvas wall art, paint the walls the right, bright colours, and you will find that the old skateboard really pops as a part of all this.


    You might also have a lot of vinyl that you are wondering about. Suppose any of it is particularly unlikely to fetch any money, and it’s not of particularly sentimental value to you. In that case, it can be used in a lot of different ways to create some decorative items around the home. For instance, those little 7-inches could be made into table decorations, or you might want to simply hang some vinyl from the ceiling in your music room. These are just examples, but you should be able to see that there is so much you can do.

    Farm Tools

    For the rustic vibe, take any farm tools you have that are no longer suitable to their purpose and consider hanging them up on the walls. Pairing this with the right colours – some hay-like hues, for instance – can create a really interesting country feel. It’s a simple idea, but often, that’s all you need when you are trying to transform objects into works of art in the home.

    Those are just some ideas for recycling old objects and turning them into beautiful – and sometimes even functional – decorations.

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