26. Reinvent Newspapers as Gift Bags
Old newspapers can pile up fast. Katherine at Silly Simple Living came up with an alternative way to recycle those old Tribunes. Newspaper gift bags are a charming way of wrapping any present. For a light-hearted spin on this technique use the Sunday comics! Get the instructions for Newspaper Gift Bags.
27. Use Light Bulbs as a Candle Holder
If light bulbs don’t top your list of things to save, this beautiful project might just change your mind. These burned out light bulbs still do an amazing job of reflecting light. Camila Fabbri collects old light bulbs in a big vase with a large pillar candle for a brilliant upcycling project that casts a romantic glow. Get the instructions for Light Bulb Candle Holders.
28. Turn Pool Noodles Into Boot Fillers
If you have more than your fair share of boots, you understand how messy they can make the floor of your closet. Boot fillers can be expensive, but take a page out of Angie’s Lookbook and fill your boots with pool noodles for a cheap and effective alternative. Cut noodles to fit your tall boots and marvel at how tidy your collection looks. Get the instructions for Pool Noodle Boot Fillers.
29. Fashion Neckties Into a Statement Necklace
Aletha found a brilliant use for old neckties by making them into cute necklaces. It’s not a bad technique if you think about it—buy your hubby ties in prints that you love, and when he gets sick of them, you get a new addition to your jewelry collection! Get the instructions for a Necktie Necklace.
30. Remake a Men’s Shirt Into a Handbag
When the men in your life start to get rid of old shirts, make sure to grab one for this repurposing project! Jembellish walks us through how to create a handbag out of a men’s shirt. What a fun way to add a feminine touch to something with a masculine edge. Get the instructions for a Men’s Shirt Handbag.