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6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

Organization, storage and other items for the home can be expensive. Making your own can be done for next to nothing, and using things you probably already have on hand in the kitchen.

An empty oatmeal box can be turned into an instant holder for items like ribbon, mailing supplies and even items in the garage. Deck it out with fabric or paper and put it to work.

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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It can also decorated and used for kid inspired storage.

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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Why buy a storage container for things like pencils, scissors, art supplies and tools when they can be made from empty cans.

Go from meal to getting another life as a holder for all sorts of stuff. They can be painted, découpaged and even adorned with things like a swanky tassel. Just make sure there are no sharp edges before filling them up.

This is something you’ll wonder why you didn’t already think of.

Don’t buy plastic watering cans when you can just reuse an empty milk container.

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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Pint sized ones would make for some sprinkling fun for kids at bath time, and could entice little ones, or even pets, that hate getting their hair rinsed to not mind so much.

If you have ever seen a spa style mat made from teakwood, they are gorgeous and reportedly optimal at keeping away water, unlike rugs that just remain wet. They are also naturally mildew and bacterial resistant. However, they are also extremely pricey.

If have a collection of beverage corks put them to use with this DIY water absorbent bath mat.

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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For another spa-like item without the price, save up bits of melted candles and turn them into new ones. Pepper in the coffee grounds from a favorite smelling cup of your daily dose and create a personalized aromatic candle.

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

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Easily made from wooden crates that are used to transport produce like berries and citrus fruits, crate shelving can contain a lot of items in the home and office.

They can be lightly sanded, stained, painted or découpaged and put together into any size and formation, and also make good corner units. Secure them to the wall by anchoring them into studs and save up more crates to add on or use in other rooms.

These are simple, fun and completely inexpensive projects, and they also make great gifts that children can help with.

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