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Trendy Upcycle Projects!

POSTED June 5, 2018

Faced with a few months of warm-weather weekends, DIYers, especially recyclers and upcyclers, are making plans for 10-to-20-hour projects, to add functionality and personality to their Crystal Valley homes and yards. Three resources to take a look at in the repurposing department are tires, crates and pallets. 

Take a Tire or Two 

Not every repurposed tire project is something you’d want in your yard, let alone your house. But a quick look at THESE weekend projects will have you making tracks for the nearest used tire outlet!

Addicted2DIY came up with a planter project using a tire, a 4-by-4 cut into thirds and some bleached rope, wrapped and attached with a hot glue gun. The result is a natural-looking upcycled home for petunias on your porch or patio.

Sarah at While They Snooze brought the rope-glued-to-tire project inside for a table (although it would be at home outside too, even as a foot rest). She used two colors of sisal rope, alternating dark and light, both of which are sold in 50-foot sections at the Home Depot on West Allen Street in Castle Rock.

You can upcycle tires into painted planters, swings, pet beds and wishing wells (although we’re not so sure about that last one!), but the possibilities are just about endless when it comes to repurposing these big, rubber rings!

Keith at Discount Tire in Castle Rock on E. Allen Street, says they sometimes have a cache of used tires that they’ll sell (at even more of a discount!) for backyard projects. Call ahead to find out if they have the size you want at 303-814-0600.

Repurposed Pallets 

Katie at Addicted to DIY used upcycled pallets to create a rustic, but trendy accent wall in a hallway of her home. And, she didn’t have to break down a single pallet for her project. She found that Crates and Pallet sells the broken down pallet pieces online through Home Depot. Katie started at the ceiling and worked her way down with a Liquid Nails gun, and only had to rip the bottom pieces to fit above the baseboard.

And who wouldn’t relish a relaxing afternoon outdoors on a swinging pallet bed? DIY Projects has a tutorial for an alternative to hammocks, as well as a pallet fence, chandelier, loungers and pallet storage on rollers!

Creative Crates

The Cottage Market will help you repurpose a soda crate into a spice rack, succulent planter or dog food and water holder – if you’re lucky enough to score a vintage soda crate at a flea market. And the geniuses at Home Lovr offer up no less than 19 creative ways to turn an old wooden crate into everything from a bookcase and desk, to cabinets and shelves. 

Take advantage of the weather this weekend all you DIY warriors and pour your energies into a project that satisfies the urge to create and brings tangible rewards!

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