With Navratri gone, Diwali cleaning is in the air! It is time to let our inner Monica take control as we sweep and dust around the house like a mad person. But hey, hold on! Before throwing out stuff that you either don’t use anymore or consider just a garbage, think twice. Rather than just adding on to the garbage pile, what if you can upcycle old household stuff?
Get a bit creative this time in Diwali cleaning. Go through these Ourtitbits’ DIY tips to upcycle old household stuff instead of just throwing them away:
- Used Wine Bottles:
Wine and other alcohol bottles are a great canvas for décor creations. Paint on something if you are good with brush and paint or even better, just smear some glue on the bottle and roll it in a bed of sparkle and glitter. What turns out may become one the centers of attention in your house.
- Old Glass Jars:
Instead of throwing away used old glass bottles, try to make nice candle stands out of them. Either wrap them in a pattern with a twine or just pour some water and put in some lighted floating candle. This simple DIY trick will lighten up your dull corner in a jiffy.
- Empty Cold Drink Plastic Bottles:
Do you know the plastic cold drink bottles stay in forever and never gets degenerated? So why add on to the garbage pile? Paint them up, put in some soil and place ever-lasting sturdy money plants to place them on a window sill, bookshelves, bedside table or just hang them on your balcony.
- Old Curtain:
Are you hell bound to replace window curtain of your bedroom since you are bored of it? Instead of adding it to the bin, cut it out and give it a useful makeover- cloth bags, cushion covers, table runners, chair slip-ons, micro-gloves, aprons, the list goes on.
- Old Bedsheet:
Like curtains, we tend to retire old bed sheets too just out of boredom. Try to reuse them by making out of them a kids’ canopy, laundry bag with a drawstring, hoop wall art, or grocery bags. You can also turn those old sheets into a beautiful rustic quilt by cutting them into squares and then sewing together by mixing and matching to make your own design. Remember, no pattern is wrong and each design is unique!
- Wine Corks:
If you are really want to know how to upcycle old household stuff, wine corks are just the thing for you. A small thing like wine cork can also be turned into something beautiful and interesting. Use it as a needle holder, or poke a chopstick and use it as a garden marker. You can also dig a bit from the top of the cork and place a tiny succulent!
- Old Bangles:
Arrange your old bangles one above another with some glue and place a candle in it. A beautiful creation is ready for Diwali!