Kids grown out of their toys? 21 ways to upcycle them!
Somehow, those of us with kids end up accumulating lots and lots of toys.
I blame the grandparents!
Some of them hold sentimental value and some are expensive. You can always upcycle them into something useful or something decorative. Take a look at these amazing ideas for inspiration!
Turn small toys into works of art with some glitter and canvases. Find the tutorial here.
Make a fruit bowl out of a barrel of monkeys! Find out how at Deep Fried Kudzu.
Drill some holes into a dinosaur and make a cool toothbrush holder! Found at Pujbaby.
Make a cool kid’s picnic table from old skateboards! Get the pattern at Etsy.
Popped much loved toy cars into a shadow box for a cute decorative display. From The Mom Creative.
Use half a toy animal for funky draw knobs. Find out how here.
Use the animal bottoms as a very unusual wine stopper!! Found here.
Transform pool noodles that have seen better days into a cute mobile – fun for pool parties!
Turn an old toy tractor into a funky desk lamp!
Upcycle all those old jars as well as the old toys. Winner! From Upcycle That.
Put your action man to work holding up some books. Find the tutorial here.
A bit of drilling and some rope turns an old skate board into a swing! Get the tutorial.
This will be a talking point! A vintage tricycle becomes a coffee table.
Let little people help you tell the time with this cute clock.
An old guitar makes a cool nik nak shelf for teenagers. We are actually going to do this one!
Heaps of fun for the kids – get out the hot glue gun and make a wreath with all those cute little toys. From Great Craft Project.
Old Lego makes a very cool and handy key holder. From McGyverisms.
Spray paint animal toys and use them as a planter for succulents. Funky.
Lots of small toys spray painted become a cool mirror. Originally from Vintage Cupcandles.
A squishy soft toy lounger. Looks snuggly!
Want more upcycling ideas?
Check out this fabulous book by Danny Seo – so many ideas to repurpose things you already own. Get it here.
Inspire us! Do you have any ideas for kid’s toys?