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Put The Junk In Your House To Use With These Creative DIY Ideas


We all have unnecessary junk lying around the house that we are too lazy to sort out so we ignore it for the next person to deal with. This can be anything around the house that has no use for anything and is lying idle for quite some time. You will be amazed at what you can do when you get creative with some of these objects, they can completely transform your home.

To make your house a home, you need to get creative and the best way to do that is through DIY.  ‘Doing it yourself’ is the cheapest and most convenient way to get things done around the home, so grab your junk and let’s get started.

Make A Vase With Your Unused Coins 

Grab your unwanted pennies that are left around the house and get some glue.  Take a bland vase and get to sticking your coins to the outside of it until your vase is now a bronze masterpiece.

OUR EXPERT ADVICEWe had so much fun making this, it takes some time but is very enjoyable and looks great. 

DIY Colander Planters

Colanders are excellent planters as they already have plenty of holes similar to a flower basket. If there are any going to waste at the back of the press hang them up outside and get to planting.

OUR EXPERT ADVICEYou won’t believe how many unused colanders we had at the back of our press, so we thought we were geniuses when we starting using them as planters.

Wine Corks For Keychains

How many corks have you thrown out in your time after opening a bottle of wine?  It’s time to save these and use them as a keychain by sticking a small screw into the side and connecting the chain.

OUR EXPERT ADVICEWe are no longer losing keys around the house as a cork stands out around the house and is easy to identify our keys now. 

Shoebox For Organizing Cords 

For every pair of shoes, we have bought there has been a perfectly good shoebox thrown out. If you have any left or get one soon, cut some holes in it to organize your cords and stop them from getting tangled.

OUR EXPERT ADVICECords getting tangled does our head in so we didn’t realise the huge release of stress when we put them through a shoebox organizing them neatly, phew. 

Turn Rolled  Newspapers Into Light Fixture

If you are feeling extra creative get a bunch of old papers or magazine and roll them up. Stick them together one across the other in the shape of an octagon and place across light to illuminate the room.

OUR EXPERT ADVICEWe have so much more room in our bins now that we aren’t throwing out newspapers anymore and started to use them as light fixtures. 

You’ll never want to throw out your old junk again in case of what you can do with it. With a creative mind and a bit of initiative, you can create something from nothing. and transform a useless object into something spectacular.