Upcycling your Rug [Infographic]

Upcycling, or Creative reuse, is the process of taking materials or products that are no longer wanted or needed and through creativity, transforming them into works of art, items of home decoration, or something else useful. It’s seen a resurgence in recent years, with repurposing becoming more popular as we become more aware of the limit of our resources and the impact we have on the earth as a species.

With sites like Pinterest, you can now get plenty of ideas for upcycling your unwanted items. The Rug Seller decided to take a look into what old rugs could be creatively turned into. It was quite surprising how many options there were, but in this infographic we dig into just a few. We’ll show you how to turn your rug in an accessory for your favourite outfit, how to make it into something to keep your cat occupied and how to revamp it for more use as a rug.

If you’re looking to repurpose one of your old rugs, or even something else in your home, we hope this will give you some inspiration to get creative and try something new. What have you got to lose?

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DIY: Upcycled Pot holder from old Jeans [Infographic]

Jeans are so durable and wear-resistant that they are a perfect fit for repurposing. Creating potholders are a great way to put them to work in the kitchen.

Follow this easy step-by-step guide to make your own:

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Unusual ways to display Indoor Plants [Infographic]

Whether you’re looking for a cute little flourish or a grand display, there’s no shortage of amazing ways to display your indoor plants. Of course, plants need love and care to thrive – so once you’ve got them looking pretty, make sure to keep them that way.

From a wine cork to a garden table or bust, here are some unusual display methods to get your creative juices flowing.

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DIY: Upcycled Christmas [Videos]

Tutorial playlist with ideas on upcycled ornaments, gifts and gift wrapping. Hope you get inspired!

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DIY Halloween inspiration

If your place is looking a little sparse in the spookiness department, there are some fun, easy decorations you can make with stuff that’s probably already lurking around your home. Hope you find some inspiration here!

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Creative ways to Repurpose Old Books [Infographic]

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For avid readers, altering a book’s cover or pages in any way may feel sacrilegious. But do you really honor your books by letting them accumulate dust on the shelves?

If you feel like putting your books to use after you’ve read them (maybe more than once), then give these creative, beautiful, functional projects a try. Even if your home bookshelves aren’t packed to the gills, you can check out the collections at used bookstores and still take advantage of all the benefits these DIY projects have to offer. And don’t worry: A few of these projects actually keep all the beloved pages intact.

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Reusing old broken Umbrellas

If it’s broken, mend it and reuse or donate.

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If your umbrella has detached from its metal spines, tie or sew it back together with waxed floss, which will endure longer than regular thread.

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