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7 Simple Upcycled Projects That Will Blow Your Mind

For those of you who like to save used jars or collect leftover materials from a project, instead of tucking those unwanted items in the back of a cupboard you can turn them into something entirely new!
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By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com

For those of you who like to save used jars or collect leftover materials from a project, instead of tucking those unwanted items in the back of a cupboard you can turn them into something entirely new! From old tin cans turned into planters to rope coiled into coasters and cookie sheets into memo boards, take a look at these clever ideas for upcycling leftover items around the house.

Turn your trash into treasure with these seven upcycled projects brought to you by the Blogger Community at Porch.com!

1. Decoupage Tin Can Planters

Freshen up your décor with these fun patterned planters! With a few tin cans, decoupage paper and finish, you can make these cute tin can planters to brighten up your space.

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Image Credit: The Crafted Sparrow via DecoArt Blog

2. Cookie Sheet Memo Boards

Who knew cookie sheets could be used for something other than baking? Follow this easy tutorial to see how you can turn your cookie sheets into magnetic memo boards!

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Image Credit: Brit + Co

3. Shutter Door Kitchen Organizer

We could all use a little extra storage space in our kitchen, and this door organizer does just the trick! Save space in your small rental or apartment with this clever idea of using a shutter door as a kitchen organizer.

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4. Cupcake Liner Flower Garland

With spray paint and cupcake liners you can turn a regular household item into a beautiful flower garland! Follow this simple step-by-step guide to make your own.

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Image Credit: Alice G. Patterson via The Sweetest Occasion

5. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Perfect for a vintage-style kitchen or bathroom upgrade, these DIY soap dispensers can be made out of mason jars! Learn how to make your own by following these easy steps.

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Image Credit: Love Grows Wild

6. Concrete Block Planter

Looking for an inexpensive planter for your front steps or apartment balcony? These colorful planters were created from concrete blocks! Get all of the details on this DIY neon planter, here.

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Image Credit: Modernly Wed

7. Nautical Rope Coasters

Turn leftover rope into cute coasters with this quick and easy tutorial! Perfect for your coffee table or back deck, these nautical rope coasters can be made in minutes.

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Image Credit: The Happy Housie