10 Pro Tips To Turn Obsolete Stuff Into Absolute Cash

DIY old stuff into new decor to make money
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We all have stuff around the house that we do not use anymore. It might be something that we are bored of or something that is broken or worn out. And since we have to stay at home most of the time due to the pandemic, making some extra space by clearing home won’t hurt. Along with that how wonderful would it be to earn some extra cash by converting this obsolete stuff into things that can be actually sold? Not only it would boost creativity but also upcycling stuff reduces global waste.

Here are some easy, cool, and handy ideas to earn extra income by selling upcycled obsolete items.

1. Flower And Leaf Pressing

It is an easy DIY project wherein, we can use seasonal ferns and petals. 1 old picture frame, 2 glasses from some old broken picture frame of the same size, and some seasonal flowers or leaves are required. Press some flowers or leaves in books for a week or two. Once they are dried, take two glasses of picture frames and place these flowers in between, and put these glasses in one frame. Voila! It’s done! I t can easily be sold online.

Flower And Leaf Pressing
Flower And Leaf Pressing
Flower And Leaf Pressing

Flower And Leaf Pressing

2. Ice Cream Stick Puzzle

Take an old picture or print it out, on the back of it stick some leftover ice cream sticks from kid’s crafts. Once they dry, cut each stick along with the picture and here you go, the puzzle is ready. It can be used as a puzzle for kids or grown-ups puzzle can be made using their own or a family picture.

ice cream stick puzzle solved
ice cream stick puzzle
ice cream stick puzzle solved
ice cream stick puzzle solved

3. Silhouette Painting

Take plain paper and either color it in different colors vertically or cut around 1 cm broad stripes from a magazine or some colored paper and stick them close vertically. Take another construction paper of your choice and cut any shapes in it, a heart, stars, animal, anything of your choice and stick it on the top of the striped paper, easy peasy.  Either you can frame or it can simply be put on a wall.

Silhouette painting
painting silhouette
Silhouette painting
Silhouette painting

4. Multicolored Crayons

Put some broken crayons of different colors in a cupcake or cookie mold, bake them in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Once they are all molten, take them out and let them cool. Once they set, take them out of the mold and they are ready. Not only do they look attractive but also very useful and kids just love them.

Multicolored crayons
Multicolored crayons
Multicolored crayon candles
Multicolored crayon candles

Bonus Tip: Crayon Candles

Candles can also be made using broken crayons. Put leftover candle wax onto a double boiler with hot water, add crayon of your choice, once it melts, put it in a mold and let it dry. It’s done!

5. Rock Painting

It is one of the cheapest ways of making something really beautiful and artistic. Get some rocks from your backyard or a park, after cleaning them, paint them in black or any dark color, acrylic colors preferred. Draw a mandala or a ladybug or flower or anything of your choice. They can be used as decoration in flower pots or cactus pots etc. and hardly cost anything.

Rock Painting
Rock Painting
Rock Painting
Rock Painting

6. Dry Erase Board

Take an old picture frame, put a nice colored or textured paper inside it. And its’ ready, the dry erase board is done. It is one of the simplest and coolest DIY that many people love.

Dry Erase Board
Dry Erase Board
Dry Erase Board
Dry Erase Board

7. Customized Wine Case

Who doesn’t love customized gifts? Take some old wine or whiskey case, color it black, and just start drawing something of your choice in my case, my friend, who loves DIYs, drew me a mandala. And trust me, they look lovely and value for money.

Customized Wine Case
Customized Wine Case
Customized Wine Case
Customized Wine Case

8. Candle Holder

I took the last glass left from the set, used some stones that I had from the dollar store, stuck them on the glass and my candle holder is ready, results are pretty awesome! Some broken pieces tiles can also be used.

Candle Holder
Candle Holder
Candle Holder
Candle Holder

9. Twigs and Yarn Wall Art

This one is also made by a dear friend. She used some yarn and wooden beads that she already had, got some twigs from nature, and made this awesome piece of wall art.

Twigs and Yarn Wall Art
Twigs and Yarn Wall Art
Twigs and Yarn Wall Art
Twigs and Yarn Wall Art

10. Tote-ally Awesome Bags

Tote bags look so cool and we all love to have them. They can easily be transformed using leaf patterns or pom-poms or mirrors etc. and the results are too good.

Tote-ally Awesome Bags
Tote-ally Awesome Bags

All these DIYs hardly require any time or money and are big hits on e-commerce websites and stores. Try them and let me know what you think. Don’t hesitate to leave comments in the comments section below. For learning is always fun for you and me!

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