3 upcycling DIY décor hacks using household rubbish!


Everyone likes to add their own touches to their home to make it feel like a reflection of their personality, but it’s a myth to think that you have to majorly splash the cash in order to make a difference to your décor. We’ve come up with 3 little ways to get creative which don’t require an art degree and just use household objects that you’ve probably already got tucked away somewhere so you don’t need to spend a thing.

If you’re anything like us then once you’ve eaten a certain popular dessert and are left with a clear glass ramekin, you think it’s ‘too good to throw away’ and end up with several of them shoved at the back of a cupboard somewhere. This quick hack requires the addition of just nail varnish, a tea light candle and your own imagination to create a really pretty and functional ornament that adds a splash of colour to any room. Check out our video to see how you can easily transform these little glass pots into something that could take pride of place on your mantelpiece, as a table centrepiece or even around your bathtub.


Glass jars are the kind of object that most people don’t give a second thought to before they throw them into the recycling bin. However, the possibilities to upcycle your clean empty jars into something useful and pretty are virtually endless. With just the help of a drill and an optional dash of nail varnish, you can turn a plain jar and lid into a quirky vase to brighten up any table, desk or room. Watch our video to see how it’s done:


They say that a tidy desk means a tidy mind. We’re not too sure about that… but we are sure that something to help hold your pens, pencils and other stationery to stop them from going walkabout is always useful. Using just a clean tin can, a dab of glue and some ribbon or strips of material, you can create a fun and functional desk tidy to help contain the clutter. Check out our video how-to:


If you have any quick and budget-friendly DIY décor hacks of your own then we’d love to hear about it! Send us your tips on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclaimer: If you decide to use our videos as a guide for you to try and replicate these projects, you do so at your own risk. Always read the full instructions before operating power tools and take due care when using matches and around lit candles. Never leave a lit candle unattended.