Main Ingredient Monday- 20 Trash to Treasure Projects for Earth Day

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Welcome to Main Ingredient Monday!

1 Main Ingredient + Tons of Creativity = 20 "New" and amazing projects

It is Earth Day on April 20 and I for one am always excited to celebrate ways to protect our Earth. You can still DIY and craft while being conscious of waste and creating extra junk to clutter our world. I love hunting treasures from thrift stores, dumpsters,and curbs. There are so many ways to revamp these old and worn out items to make them perfect for your home and family.

Here are my 20 Favorite Trash to Treasure Projects for Earth Day 

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Bicycle wheel clock from Thistlewood Farms

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Old benches to amazing shelving from Better Homes and Gardens

DIY Outdoor Solar Lamp Upcycle from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 9

This is one of my favorite projects EVER. Broken brass lamps are now pretty outdoor lighting on our patio

Even a bunch of old mismatched windows can become a beautiful accent when grouped together via Apartment Therapy

You have to see the before of this gorgeous chair from Days of Chalk and Chocolate

Simply elegant bottle plant holder from Poppytalk

But really, painting makes any old garage sale figurine look like something that belongs in a modern home.

Way to make a 1970's owl look totally modern with just a little spray paint! via Buzzfeed

Shutter upcycle project- Flag decor for Memorial Day or 4th of July  l  Too Much Time on My Hands 4 copy

I loved saving this old shutter and creating a patriotic decoration for my front porch.

repurposed entertainment center turned play kitchen, diy, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

How about this beat up old entertainment center turning into the COOLEST play kitchen ever?!?! from Southern Revivals

recycled herb planters from tin cans from Too Much Time on My Hands17

These tin cans came out of my recycle bin and were great teacher appreciation gifts for my kids to give to their favorite teachers.

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Addison Meadows Lane used old dresser drawers to create beautiful bookshelves

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I saved an old fence from the curb and created this gigantic chalkboard for our kitchen.


This is on my list! An old suitcase became a cute charging station. from Design Sponge

Grocery Bag Fruit Basket

Dig those paper grocery bags out of the recycle bin and weave these adorable baskets from Lia Griffith

 Pallet wood & pavement tiles!

This outdoor pallet bar from would fit right in on my patio! via Dump a Day

Remodelaholic Feature: Upcycle a Vanity Light Strip to a Hanging Pendant Light | The Summery Umbrella

WHEW, we have these uout of date fixtures in our bathrooms and I would love to repurpose them into a chandelier like this one from The Summery Umbrella 

These old tire chairs via Women24 would be so cute outside around a fire pit or in a kids bedroom!

 GENIUS DIY UNDER THE BED STORAGE SOLUTION.  Great upcycle idea for storage under the bed, made from an old bookshelf.

A big bookshelf can be easily transformed into stylish under bed storage from DIY Fun Ideas

Updated Old Fan, Delineate Your Dwelling #gold #fan #update

This lovely fan would spruce up any room. You have to see the "before" from Delineate Your Dwelling

Vintage Door Bench

This old door turned into an entryway bench would be so helpful in our home! from Lil Luna

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  1. Shared on FB /notatrophywife! laura

  2. Thank you so much for the shout-out, Kim! This is my first time to your site, and I LOVE it! I’ll definitely stop by more often. 😉

  3. So many incredible ideas to repurpose so many items. Leave it to bloggers to figure out a way to do just that so prettily. Loved each and every one of these projects, now would somebody pass me some ambition to get started? Every one of these deserves a star.
    Wishing you all a wonderful and joyous Easter.

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