Being able to take something old and useless and to turn it into something beautiful that you can once again enjoy is very satisfying and rewarding. It’s why up cycling is good.
There are lots of things that you can reuse and repurpose. Most often, they include simple items that most people have. For example, you can use an old bicycle to make some real great new items. Here are a few examples.
One item that you can make from bike parts is an outdoor chandelier. It’s not a very complicated project. This one is made from discarded bike parts and spray paint. It’s simple and, most important of all, it’s original and unique.
It might seem odd but you can also use some old bike parts to make something useful for the kitchen. This pot rack was made using a bicycle wheel, a chain ring, a few s hooks, a metal ring, three metal hangers, a strong twine and a ceiling hook. It’s very practical and it also adds an unexpected and fun touch to the kitchen.
If you are feeling particularly creative and wish to show the world your talent, you can make a sculpture for your garden or yard and display it. This bike wheel trellis is a very ingenious idea and easy to make. You just need to attach the bike wheels to a wooden post for climbing plants to grow from.
Bicycle planters in the back yard
If you have an old bike that’s still in fairly good condition but that you no longer use, you can turn it into a planter for the garden or porch. It’s a project that allows you to use the entire bike and it’s a creative idea. You just need to attach some planters to the bike and to find a nice place to put it such as in the back yard where it can be secure. You can paint it with the color of your choice first if you would like.
Another great project for the kitchen is this round moving table head. The supplies needed are a bicycle wheel, fiberboard, paint, screw-in rubber feet, a washer, a hex bolt, a lock nut and acrylic Plexiglas cut into a ring. First loosen the bolt in the center of the wheel and remove it, add a rag, clean the wheel and the tire. Then use a jigsaw to cut a circle out of the fiberboard for the base. It should be smaller than the wheel. Paint the base and you are done.
Bicycle wheels as table base
Wheels of the two bicycles make a beautiful table base. All you need are the wheels so they should have the same dimensions and design. Find a way to attach them to the frame of a table and you’ll get a lovely display space for decorations or a great serving tray that you can move around.