Edgy and industrial: two common words associated with tween and teen room design. Collect used cans and use them to create a one-of-a-kind door wreath by drilling holes into the bottom of each can, then fastening the cans together side by side with twine or rope threaded through each hole. For an extra layer of contrast, wrap fabric scraps around every other can.
Have an old hutch or cabinet at home that’s just collecting dust? Turn it into a beverage and food station for your outdoor entertaining area. Add a mini fridge and wine glass racks, and you’ll have yourself a multifunctional piece of furniture for serving and storage in no time.
Use icicle lights to illuminate the edge of your walkway. Each of these small water bottles contains an “icicle,” and with the help of pencils poked into the soil, balance upside down to create a row of lights. You can also use wine bottles and beer bottles for a similar effect.
Upcycle a past-its-prime family quilt that's hidden away in a closet or trunk into charming Christmas stockings you'll be proud to display year-after-year. Get sewing with our step-by-step instructions.
For a bit of industrial style in your kitchen, upcycle a light fixture. Designers with McNeal Walker Interiors in Atlanta found the metal fixture at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity ReStore and repurposed it to fit in their kitchen redo.
Upcycle pieces of an old sweater, or even flannel, for a creative koozie to hold a low-maintenance succulent. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C., combined several succulents for this adorable winter look.
Creating a sense of enclosure in your outdoor room will make it feel like a secluded oasis. Use a privacy screen to block a bad view or nosey neighbors. Upcycle some old shutters and a few hinges into a folding partition.