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Let me start by saying I’m aware bicycles aren’t exactly everyday crafting materials. Not many people have bicycle parts lying around the same way they do scrapbook paper. But with that said — an old bicycle isn’t too difficult to come by. If you don’t have one sitting in your garage patiently waiting to be re-loved, try a thrift store, garage sale — or maybe your granny’s garage.

Bicycle Garden Planter
If you’re looking to add charm to your garden area, consider creating a bicycle planter to display your prettiest posies. Simply paint an old bike the color of your choice, and attach a basket to hold your flowers. With a display this pretty, you may find sudden inspiration to garden all day, every day.

Bicycle Wheel Clock

This unique clock is made from an old bicycle wheel and a vintage yardstick – talk about industrial charm! I also love how Karianne placed her clock on a chalkboard wall. Check out the full tutorial on East Coast Creative.

Bicycle Wheel Airplane Mobile

This airplane mobile is adorable for a nursery and seems so simple to make. Jessica of Breakfast at Gigi’s says all she used was a kid’s bike wheel, red baker’s twine and scrapbook paper.

Bicycle Wheel Flower Chandelier

I love how Pollen and Patina suspended flowers on their vintage bicycle wheel. This whimsical chandelier would be beautiful for a spring or summer wedding.

Bicycle Wheel Chandelier

This bike wheel chandelier would look wonderful hanging from a tree at your next summer get-together. The best part? Citronella candles can be used to keep mosquitoes away from you and your guests. I’m all for anything combining form and function!

Tell me – which idea is your favorite? And what household item would you like to see upcycled in this column? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

17 Responses

  1. RSS says:

    I love all 5 of the pictures shown but my favorite is the pink bicycle/flower planter. I've actually done this before and painted the bicycle red. It looked fantastic and I always got compliments on it. This was a great blog. Thank you!

  2. Columbia 1 says:

    Love the bicycle. You could make it any color you like.

  3. I loved the first and the fourth ones. Chandelier looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Carl says:

    Now this is getting absurd!! Another inspirational, creative post! I have so many tricycles and unicycles in my shed that I am dying to transform now! Thank you so much for the brainwave yet again…

  5. Dory says:

    Love it!! Great ideas!!

  6. Dory says:

    Love the Property Brothers <3

  7. Patricia Mickelsen says:

    That nursery mobile is darling! What a creative idea!

  8. Patricia Mickelsen says:

    That nursery mobile is darling! What a creative idea!

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  10. Mary says:

    bicycle in any colour great idea. Love the chandelier effect with tea light candles

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