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50 Clever Upcycling Ideas



11. Use Mascara Brushes for Cleaning

Mascara Brush Cleaner

When you finish a tube of mascara, it’s easier than you think to find a second use for the small brush. After a thorough cleaning, the brush has many uses, as A Thrifty Mrs. points out. A mascara brush is small enough to get into the tiniest nooks and crannies of intricate jewelry and any other hard-to-reach spots. Get the instructions for a Mascara Brush Cleaner.

12. Turn a Bundt Pan Into a Whimsical Pumpkin

Bundt Pan Pumpkin

There are many clever ways to reuse old things for seasonal decorating. In the fall, Denise on a Whim suggests making an old Bundt pan into an adorable pumpkin. It’s a table centerpiece that your guests will love, and all it takes is some paint, glue, twine and wire. Get the instructions for a Bundt Pan Pumpkin.

13. Sew a Cable Knit Sweater to Make a Pillow

Cable Knit Sweater Pillow

When you have sweaters that you can’t bear to let go of, you’ll be glad that we found this blog post from Infarrently Creative showing how to turn a sweater into a pillow. Upcycle a couple of cable knit cardigans and you’ll look at old sweaters in a new light! Get the instructions for Cable Knit Sweater Pillows.

14. Makeover a Camera Strap with a Necklace

Camera Strap Necklace

Give your camera a personal touch by combining a delicate necklace with a statement brooch. Karisa of Clever Thursday shows how to add vintage flair to a strap by incorporating old jewelry. It’s a beautiful use for a necklace that you don’t wear very often but is too pretty to throw away. Get the instructions for Necklace Camera Straps.

15. Revamp a Sweater Into a Cardigan

Cardigan Sweater

If you’ve outgrown a pullover sweater that still has plenty of wear left, don’t toss it in the donation bin. The bloggers at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar take savvy seamstresses through a step-by-step process for converting a pullover sweater into a fashionable cardigan. Get the instructions for Sweater Cardigans.