Spring Cleaning Upcycle Ideas: Chic Trash to Treasure DIY Projects

Spring cleaning is a daunting task. Just thinking about it makes me want to curl up and take a nap. But what if I told you a cleaning spree can actually turn into a thrift shopping spree?

With some creativity and a little elbow grease, you can turn some everyday household items into a beautiful repurposed piece of spring decor. I love the idea of taking stuff that you have no use for, or are headed to the garbage, and sprucing them up for some fun and seasonal spring projects

With just some spray paint, superglue, screws or fresh-cut flowers, these chic DIY projects will take just an afternoon of your time, and will really make a difference when it comes to your decor. 

So roll up your sleeves, grab those discarded items and get excited for spring! One woman's trash is another woman's side table (so to speak). 


  • Rolling Casters

    Old wooden wine crates are pretty much the definition of rustic home decor. But sometimes it's hard to figure out what exactly to do with them. This creative organization project from The DIY Village is the perfect example of chic home organization. The boxes were fastened with IKEA casters, stained and spray painted to hold books and toys. How creative!

  • Spring Flower Vase

    This upcycled vase gives a whole meaning to the word 'spring' decor. This project featured on Free Pretty Things is actually made from a repurposed mattress spring coiled around a slim glass vase. How cute is that?

  • Garden Hose Spring Wreath

    What can you do with an old garden hose? Turn it into a creative spring wreath! A pair of garden gloves and some fake flowers add some lovely spring touches. Check out this tutorial from Create Craft Love.

  • Step Ladder-Turned-Bedside Table

    If you have an old wooden step ladder, you can easily turn it into a rustic and chic bedside table, like this one featured on Fresh Room. With just some other pieces of wood to sturdy it, it makes a lovely addition!

  • Coffee Can Flower Vase

    A little gold spray paint and some lovely fresh-cut roses make for the perfect spring decor piece. But can you believe these 'vases' are actually upcycled coffee tins? Get the tutorial from Could I Have That?

  • Upcycled Leather Belts

    The contrast of genuine leather and fresh flowers make a lovely masculine/feminine decor piece for the season. This project featured on Dishfunctional Design shows that a few repurposed belts go perfectly around a flower pot.

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