We’re officially in the midst of November, and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. However, not everyone can afford to “deck the halls” extravagantly. This mini-series has offered advice on how the garage sales, thrift shops, and overstock stores in Virginia are the perfect way to decorate for less. Today we’ll focus on the last tip: upcycling.

This month save money —and the environment — by taking on an “upcycling” home improvement project. Upcycling is a buzzword that means creating something new with discarded items you already have. Below are a few upcycling projects to try at home:

  1. Garden hose wreath: Turning an old garden hose into a stunning wreath only takes a few minutes! Tie it with a bright-red ribbon and everyone who enters your front door will be in the mood for Christmas.
  2. Book storage boxes: Wondering what to do with the books you’ve already read? Try converting them into these beautiful keepsake storage boxes.
  3. Dry-Erase menu planner: Every home needs more organization. This dry-erase menu planner will bring order (and flair) into your kitchen. Plus, it only takes one minute to put together.

Have you caught the upcycling bug? Find hundreds of other projects and ideas on Upcycle That.

Professional Home Improvement

These fun crafts will give your home a festive, chic flair for the holidays. However, sometimes it takes more than a few accent pieces to prepare a home for guests. MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling specializes in interior and exterior residential painting, home remodeling plans, and other home improvements. These projects will upgrade the aesthetic value and efficiency of your home.

Located in Chantilly, we serve Fairfax, Ashburn, Vienna, and the surrounding VA areas. We also offer commercial painting services. Contact us today at 703-263-3302 to make an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to bringing out the best in your home.