Yay! Chinese New Year (CNY) is around the corner. It is one of the most enjoyable & exciting festivals we love! Other than enjoying delicious Chinese New Year snacks and festive dishes, we also know that it is also a great opportunity to be ready for a new and fresh start.
Spring cleaning our house is on our must-do-list to prepare for the arrival of the new year. Why is that so? As it symbolises getting rid of all the bad luck gathered in the previous year and welcome good fortune.
However, just cleaning the house and throwing away things that you don’t need is such a boring chore, isn’t it? Especially if you are a sentimental person a.k.a hoarders, who has a hard time parting with your beloved stuffs like those clothes you have bought years back but left in your wardrobe and were long forgotten until now. Yet by decluttering your space you may create tonnes of waste as a result.
Keeping the recent global warming incidents happening around the world, we wish to share some creative yet simple upcycling & DIY ideas with you. We can adopt an eco-friendly approach as we declutter and tidy up our home.
Let’s Upcycle and DIY - Easy and Practical
# Cardboard Box into Gorgeous Storage Basket
It would be a huge waste to just throw away cardboard because it can be transformed into a wonderful storage solution or a gift box with just a touch of creativity.
For step by step guide to upcycling a cardboard box into a beautiful storage basket, visit:
# T-shirt into Unique Bag
Buying clothes is one of the hardest impulses that we struggle to resist, isn’t it? Especially T- shirts! We just can’t stop buying them because it is so trendy and affordability. If you feel overwhelmed with the number of T-shirts you have, let’s try to create a bag out of it that is uniquely yours! (P.S.: The bag created by you may look so gorgeous that it motivates you to buy more new T-shirts.)
Visit https://www.diyncrafts.com/58648/fashion/how-to-make-a-bag-from-a-t-shirt for instructions to transform your t-shirt into a beautiful and stylish bag.
# Old Books & Papers into Vintage Flower Decoration
If you have tonnes of old books that are not read but you can’t bear to give away or throw them. Well, one great way is to create vintage flower décor out of it. It will add a touch of elegance to your home decor and a fresh look for Chinese New Year!
Hello, good fortune and goodbye, bad luck!
This mini DIY projects can be a wonderful bonding time among family members too. In addition, they can be great gift ideas for any upcoming occasions. So, let’s get cracking!
We have one last interesting tip to share on cleaning for Chinese New Year. Traditionally Chinese avoid sweeping the floor or throwing out the rubbish on day one of CNY as it will be considered as sweeping away your good luck.
If you’re looking for wall or table decor to refresh your home décor or beautiful storage solution, do check out our Wall Décor and Table Décor collections.
Happy Chinese New Year!